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 is a landlocked mountainous country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south. A former republic of the Soviet Union, Armenia is a unitary, multiparty, democratic nation-state with an ancient and historic cultural heritage. The Kingdom of Armenia became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its religion, in the early years of the 4th century (the traditional date is 301 AD). The modern Republic of Armenia recognizes the Armenian Apostolic Church, the world's oldest national church, as the country's primary religious establishment. Armenians have their own unique alphabet invented by Mesrob Mashtots in 406 AD. The country is an emerging democracy, and is currently in a negotiation process with the European Union, of which it may become an Associate Member in the near future and has the right to be a EU member provided it meets necessary standards and criteria. The Government of Armenia holds European integration as a key priority in its foreign policy as it is considered a European country by the European Union.

Currency DRAM Armeno (AMD)
Country code 00374
Spoken languages ​​

the official language is Armenian


Passport: needed. For any changes related to the survival of the Passport you should request to be informed beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent. Currency and customs formalities The limit for the export of currency is US $ 10,000. Since March 2009 the airport of embarkation fee (worth 10,000 Drams) is included in the price of airfare. You should travel with US dollars or euro banknotes as travellers cheques and credit cards are accepted in major hotels. Both currencies can be exchanged into local currency in numerous exchange offices. Migration controls are strict. There is a special regulation for importation of jewellery and currency. In case of purchase of carpets or other antique items (over 50 years), you have to get the certification for exports accompanied by photos of the object to export: the certificate in question requires the seller or to the Department for the protection of cultural heritage (via Komitas 51, Tel. 010 235086-230231). Such certification shall be submitted to the Customs authorities that require it. In case you try to export antiques or works of art without certification in question you are likely to incur a crime of smuggling, with criminal consequences.


Local health structures, although improved in recent years, there are of mediocre quality and quantity, especially when compared with Western standards. In any case, the country remains poor healthcare surgical type. There are diseases endemic in the country. However, it has recently seen a resurgence of cases of tuberculosis and hepatitis in the most severe forms. Gastroenteritis are very frequent among travelers. Cases of AIDS, while growing, remain quantitatively reduced (predictable in a few thousand). Despite the presence of fatal cases of infection and influenza virus A/H1N1 in 2009, the situation is now under control, not by social alert levels. Warnings and tips It is recommended to have an international insurance policy also cover any costs of repatriation or transfer of the sick in another country. Some medicines in Armenia could not be sold or otherwise difficult to find. It is recommended, therefore, to those who need specific medication regularly to equip for the trip of a Commons of necessary medicines. It is advisable to adopt preventive measures against sexually transmitted diseases because it does not properly pursued a policy of prevention. You should not drink the water of the water network (even if drunk by locals) and assume that bottled mineral and do not add ice in drinks. In the United States was banned the importation of mineral water Jermuk, widespread in Armenia. They avoid salads and raw vegetables in restaurants since they may have been washed. Supermarkets should always check the expiration date of the products. Especially in summer it is advisable to wash your hands frequently. Recommended vaccinations, medical opinion: antidifterica; the hepatitis A and B; anti-rabbica (for hunters, zoologists, veterinarians or persons who will be in contact with animals).


the major phone companies are BEELINE, ownership of Russian operator VIVACELL, affiliated with K-Telecom and property of the Russian MTS and ORANGE group, controlled by France Telecom.


Armenia Information 3 Nalbandyan Street Tel.: +374 (0)10 542303/6 e-mail:; Web: Automobile Federation of Armenia (FAA) Arshakuniats Avenue 5 375023 Yerevan Tel: +374 1 521312 Fax: +374 1 52 13 12 / 53 42 88


Generally very dry. Winters are cold and stiff, with temperatures up to-20/30 degrees outside Yerevan. Summers are warm/hot, with temperatures up to + 40/45 degrees.


icence International driving licence model 1949 Geneva Convention or Vienna 1968. Car insurance From 1 January 2011 and mandatory auto insurance for civil liability in Armenia. For the Italian tourist will then REQUIRE the conclusion of a specific temporary insurance at the entrance road in Armenian territory. At the main Armenian-Georgian frontier Earth (Bagratashen border crossing/Sadakhlo) are active agents of major local insurance companies, which can issue temporary insurance (minimum 15 days) valid in Armenian territory to prices but in any case. Beyond the limit of 90 days temporary import annual in Armenian territory of a car, you will have to proceed to the registration of the vehicle at the local authorities. Driving rules Alcohol rate: 0/00 Transport in General: are insured by a fleet of private buses. In the capital also operates a subway. Drivers of minibuses driving in a dangerous not respecting the rules of traffic. Buses connecting with other cities are scarce and unreliable and not take them, though they can be attractive from an economic point of view. The roads are in poor condition, especially in winter. Please note also the risk of rockfall in mountain roads, with no protective networks and often indications of alert. The frontiers of access in the country are: Zvarnots-international airport of Yerevan and terrestrial: Bagratashen/Sadakhlo, Georgia Bavra/Gogavan/Ninotsminda and Guguti; for Iran Meghri. Links with Europe. From 2009 are active direct air links between the capital Yerevan weekly and Italy, with the Armenian national company "Armavia" (Rome Fiumicino and Venice) and the Armenian Company "Avia" Festival Tour (in collaboration with "Air France"). It is seasonal flights and preferably the airlines suspended during the winter period. By the next spring, however, resumed the 2012 would be links with Italy and part of "Festa Tour Avia" (in collaboration with "Meridiana"), both on the part of the company "Armavia". Indirect links, with stopovers in other European capitals, to Italy, are also insured by the following airlines: "Austrian Airlines", "Czech Airlines", "Air France", "British Midland International Airways", "Polish Airlines" and "Aeroflot".

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