Armenia Visa Information

Updated on 31 January 2016

For most of the nationalities Armenian visa can be obtained on arrival in the airport or at other border-contol points if you arrive by land from Georgia or Iran. Armenian visas are issued for maximum of 120 days with possibility to extend for another 60 days if no other term is defined by international agreements of the Republic of Armenia.

Visitor Visa:
A Visitor visa is issued when a foreigner intends to enter the Republic of Armenia for the purposes of tourism, visiting relatives or other persons, business, transportation and other professional interest, medical treatment or other short-term stay. Visitor visa is issued for a single entry or for multiple entries with validity of one year.

The citizens of the following countries (all types of passports) don’t need visa to enter Armenia: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Swiss Confederation, Vatican, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uruguay. Citizens of these countries can stay in Armenia for up to 180 days per year.

The citizens of the following countries do not visa to enter Armenia based on bilateral and multilateral agreements: Argentine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan do not need visa to enter Armenia. Citizens of these countries can stay in Armenia for no more than 180 days during one year if no other term is defined by the international agreements of the Republic of Armenia.

The citizens as well as holders of travel documents of following 63 countries can apply for Visitor visa only at the diplomatic representations or consular posts abroad and with invitation only: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Congo DR, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Saint Helen’s Island, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Note that citizens of China, India and Iraq can apply for entry visa only at the diplomatic representations or consular posts of Armenia abroad, though without need of invitation.

Visa Fees:
Single entry Visitor visa for up to 21 days of stay – AMD 3000
Single entry Visitor visa for up to 120 days of stay – AMD 15000
Multiple entry Visitor visa for up to 60 days of stay (valid for 6 months)- AMD 20000
Multiple entry Visitor visa for up to 120 days of stay )valit for 1 year) – AMD 40000
Single entry Transit visa – AMD 10,000
Multiple entry Transit visa (valid for 1 year) – AMD 18000

Note that at the border-control points only 3-day Transit visas and 21/120 days Visitor visas are issued. And only local money (Armenian dram) is accepted. 1 USD = 487 AMD (as of January 31, 2016).

Transit visas are of single entry or multiple entries with validity of 1 year and with stay in Armenia for no more than 3 days. It is possible to extend the transit visa for maximum of 4 days. 3-day Transit visa costs 10,000AMD.

For more details on visa regulation, click here.

Other useful links:
Embassies of Armenia // Consulates of Armenia
Diplomatic Missions in Armenia // Consulates in Armenia
Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Visa Information
Visa Application Form (in .pdf)


236 thoughts on “Armenia Visa Information

  1. Hi. I am from Philippines and would want to visit Armenia sometime October. A friend invited me. Can I apply for visa upon arrival? or do i need to apply for e-visa? and if i don’t have credit card, what options do i have? can i apply through email at nearest embassy? which embassy? consulate office here told me they don’t issue visa?

    • Hello, Angie.
      Based on the information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, citizens of the Philippines can apply for Armenian visa on the border, no need for the invitation. If you arrive by plane, you can get your visa at the airport, the 21-day visa will cost you about ~8USD.

      Again, based on MFA information, if you do not have a credit card, then it is not possible to apply for a visa online.

      I’m surprised the consulate in Manila does not issue visa, but then you have to ask them which country in the region covers the Philippines. For example, Filippino visas for Armenians are issued by the embassy in Moscow. So the honorary consulate here in Armenia accepts the documents and sends them to Moscow, then the visa arrives. Maybe it works the same way in the Philippines.

      But again, I believe you can get the visa on the border upon arrival, so no need to go to embassy and no need of invitation.

      Hope this was helpful.


  2. Hi. Thanks so much. You have been very helpful. I have visited the MFA website, and it got me confused with what the staff from consulate’s office here informed me today. Many thanks and this is great blog by the way! Good luck on your future journey ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hello Harebeat..Im working in UAE and plan to visit Armenia next year..As im reading the site visa is upon arrival. Hope you can give me ideas what places to visit within 4 days..Thank you.

        • Hello Lily.
          What’s your citizenship?

          There are many places, but not all are easy to access now because of snow and ice on the road. The nearby places are easy to reach – Khor Virap, Garni Geghard, Ejmiatsin, Zvartnots, Dilijian, Goshavank.

          • Thanks for the reply Harebeat.. Hello! Im a Filipino citizen, residence of UAE, what month is the best to visit Armenia, october? for wine festival.. Is 1 week is enough to tour and see the best place?

    • Absolutely! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Let me know if you are in Armenia. I’ll be happy to show you around ๐Ÿ™‚
      After receiving so much help from Filipinos during my 6-month stay in the country, that’s least I can do ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. So I get the reward for my fellowmen’s kindness ๐Ÿ™‚
    Alright! Will let you know when I get there! And you can also let me know if you visit my country, who knows? You might need my help also ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks again!

  4. Hello. I am here in your country since the 26th of October, but will be leaving on November 6th. You have a very lovely country.

  5. The Harebeat can you tell me how can i get a visit visa of Armenia i am from Pakistan and we don’t have Armenian Embassy or consulate, honorary consulate in Pakistan so i am wondering how can i get a tourist visit visa of Armenia and come to visit there i really love to visit Armenia so beautiful paradise country even i have never been there before but i wish to go there i have some very kind a lovely Armenian net friends ๐Ÿ™‚ please i need your assistance tell me the procedure of visa is that will be done on your border point or from Armenian airport for Pakistani citizen or there is anything else procedure ? Looking forward to your reply !

    Warmly greetings,


    • Salam Shami.
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Well, unfortunately, it is a bit tricky with relations between Pakistan and Armenia, since Pakistan does not recognize Armenia as an independent state. I asked some of my friends, and one of them said one Pakistani applied for Armenian visa through Dubai, UAE. Here’s a link embassy’s website there:

      And here are some details:

      Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary: H.E. Mr. Gegham Gharibjanian

      Address: Embassies District (al-Safarat), 24 Al Karamah Str., Zone 2, P. O. Box Number: 6358,
      Tel.: (9712) 4444196, 4444128
      Fax: (9712) 4444197

      Also, you can try to apply for e-Visa. I think it is easier for you, since there’s no need to provide invitation or apply through diplomatic mission. You can more info here:

      I hope this will help you.

      All the best,

  6. Hi, i have heard great places in armenia, interested to visit soon, is it a good time in June?
    I am a pinoy based in Bahrain, i aam planning to visit georgia and will be crossing the armenian border, would there be any issue?
    your feedback is appreciated.
    Mabuhay ka”

    • Hi,
      yes June is a lovely time to visit Armenia. So you are holding a Philippines passport? No, there won’t be any issues on the border. And you can get your visa on the border crossing point. It’ll cost you ~8$ ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. The Harebeat you are so helpful here, i’m a Nigerian and i will love to visit Armenia on tourist visa, how can i get the visa cause we don’t have Armenia embassy in my country…

  8. Hi Arty. I am going back to Armenia next month for 2 weeks. I plan to get visa upon arrival. Based on what I have read in the foreign ministry website, visa upon arrival is still being issued. Or did I miss something?

  9. The Harebeat you are so helpful here, iโ€™m a Nigerian and i will love to visit Armenia on tourist visa,can we apply for Armenian visa on the border???

  10. Hello HAREbeat,

    Hope you will be fine, i am manzoor elahi from Pakistan , and want to visit armenia for my business trip , Would you like to tell me how can i get the visa , as here is no embassy or counslate in Pakistan,

    And for Pakistan they need invitation copy , to provide to diplomatic mission , so e visa is not applicable for pakistan.

    Please advice me the way to get visa,


    • Hi. Well, you can try to apply for visa through Dubai, UAE. Hereโ€™s a link embassyโ€™s website there:

      And here are some details:

      Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary: H.E. Mr. Gegham Gharibjanian

      Address: Embassies District (al-Safarat), 24 Al Karamah Str., Zone 2, P. O. Box Number: 6358,
      Tel.: (9712) 4444196, 4444128
      Fax: (9712) 4444197

      I know at least person from Pakistan who applied for visa there.

  11. Hi there! Came up with your blog whilst researching for Armenia. Would like to see the country either in Sept or Nov. How is the weather in sept or in nov? Cheers, Za

  12. Hi there, your blog is very helpful. I am a Philippine passport holder and my girlfriend and I plan to travel this October via Tbilisi. Is getting a one way travel from Dubai to Tbilisi and outbound from Yerevan to Dubai possible? Will it pose trouble in securing visa on arrival stamps? I figured that the train (which we plan to take) from Tbilisi to Yerevan (or vice versa) doesn’t have an online selling site where we can secure tickets in advance. We are trying to save time by avoiding going back to Tbilisi and departing instead from Yerevan back to Dubai. Likewise, if I only have a combined 5 days for both and plan to spend two of them in Yerevan, what are the not-to-miss highlights? We are into nature, adventure and sightseeing. Cheers.

    • Hi! Well, yes, I don’t think there will be any problems with your tickets, you can enter Armenia by land from Tbilisi and leave the country on a plane. There will be no problem with visas. The visa will cost you 3000 AMD, ~7 USD. It’s a 21-day visa.

      You can buy the train tickets at the train stations both in Yerevan and Tbilisi. But it takes about 15 hours to get here. Easier to take the minibus. About 15-16 USD, 5-6 hours on the road.

      Did I get you right? 5 days for Georgia and Armenia? Of which two – for Armenia? Well, yes, then… if you like mountains, you can go to Aragats mountain. It’s the highest in Armenia, there’s a lake up in the mountain. And on the way, a fortress. Nice gorges and landscapes. But you will have to start early in the morning to be back by evening.

      Another option to visit the pagan temple of Garni, and the monastery of Geghard. The nature around is beautiful! And it’s a one-day trip, about 40 km from Yerevan.

      You can also visit the lake Sevan and its surroundings, the Sevan peninsula and the monastery, then from there go to Dilijan and visit the nearby Goshavank and Haghartsin monasteries. Beautiful landscapes, forests, architecture and everythng.


  13. Thank you very much for the prompt reply.Yes five days in total but probably one day will be just to set foot,so that gives me four whole days of which I plan to stay two in Armenia and the other two in Tbilisi.

    Do Armenians speak good English? We would love to go to the mountain and the lake with the beautiful landscapes and we are ready to start early. The idea to take on the train is based on the timetable of the trains which goes overnight. If we ride the bus, we figured we will waste two half-days riding in the bus. Is it advisable to get a driver then? So day 1 will be on the Aragats mountain and day two either in Garni or lake Sevan. I cannot do all three of those legs in two days, am I right?

    Lastly, we are looking at safe, cheap places to live in. Any recommendation?

    Thank you so much, You are so helpful.

    • Ah ok, so yes, in this case train is better. You’ll leave in the evening and arrive in Yerevan in the morning. Only check the tickets in advance, because the trains leave every other day.

      Well, the language is a problem, because English is not common. Mostly Russian. But in Yerevan you can find people speaking English. But again, not the majority!

      One day for Aragats and the Amberd fortress sounds good! And actually if you hire a driver you can make Garni, Geghard and Sevan in one day. If you do it on public transport, it’ll be a bit hard.

      As for hostels, there’s a good number clean and safe hostels in Yerevan. The most famous one is the Envoy Hostel. There is also the Theatre Hostel, Downtown Hostel, Penthouse Hostel, Center Hostel. The rates start from 8 euro per night.

      Feel free to ask more questions if needed ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hi again. Sounds good. Looks like we will be hitting all good places in a couple of days. Do you recommend any English-speaking driver or a site that can arrange for this customised agenda for the two of us at an affordable rate? Now, we are thinking if we will ride train one way and probably the bus the other way so as not to deprive ourselves of the scenic views along the way. Have you tried doing the train ride too and been to Tbilisi?

        One more thing, for the Aragats – is this a trekking adventure or do we travel by car? It might be hard to do everything in public transpo if not all people are English speakers. Unless you recommend it.

        We’re excited!

        • Wait, so I didn’t get it, are you fly out of Yerevan to Dubai or from Tbilisi? I never took the train, since I usually hitchhike from Yerevan to Tbilisi and it usually takes 5 to 6 hours. So I cannot say anything about the trains.

          Aragats, well, up to the lake there is a road, though not the best quality! Then if you want, you can hike the mountain, or just wander around.

          I don’t know any drivers, but I can ask my friends, maybe they know anyone. What’s the affordable rate for you? The taxi rates in Armenia are 100 AMD for 1 kilometr with minimum of 600 AMD.

          • Well actually we haven’t booked the flights yet and seeing the best combination ie fly out of Yerevan or fly out of Tbilisi. It also depends on the flight schedules. We can do a reverse.

            Not planning to take the taxi because they will definitely charge by the hour. If there’s someone we can hire by the day at a rate that is in accordance with the local standards there (not touristy I hope), that would be great.

            Just saw the site of Envoy Hostel now, looks interesting. They have a 10 hour day tour to Geghard, Garni and Sevan at 15500 per person. Sounds good isnt it?

              • Hi Arty Om! Do you know the website for the train to Tbilisi? The blogs say different things about the leaving time from Yerevan so I am quite confused as to what to believe. Also, I am extending my stay at Yerevan for three days — so the plan now is to do one day for Aragats, one day for Garni, Geghard, Sevan (can I still accommodate Dilijan in this route?) and another day just to wander around the city (Republic Square, etc) and if time permitting, Khor Virap. Do you think this is too ambitious? Around how many hours do I need to capture the entire city center, the cascades etc? I figured that there is a lot to see. So I am still thinking if I will use day 3 to travel by car and pass by Dilijan, Hagharstin and Goshavank monastery along the way or if I will utilise the whole day just in Armenia and just take the night train to Georgia. Hope you can help me reorganise what sounds a good fit for my schedule. Thank you!

                • Hello again!
                  Here’s the website of the train station in Yerevan:

                  I just called and asked about the time. They said the train leaves from Yerevan every day at 3.15 PM, but this will last till end of September. Then there will be a new schedule, but they said it’s not known yet.

                  Three days, well this sounds good! But so, let’s see. You can do Aragats and the nearby Amberd fortress in one day, that’s for sure! Even if you take a bus to the nearest village of Byurakan, and then hitchhike/taxi from there.

                  Then, second day! If you leave early, say at 9 AM, yes, you can do Garni/Geghard, then go to Sevan, and from there to Dilijan, but I’d suggest you to skip Haghartsin and visit only Goshavank. After the renovation, Haghartsin doesn’t look that good as it used to be :))) So, I’d do like this: Garni-Geghard-Sevan-then directly to Goshavank-on the way back a short stop at Dilijan to walk around the old town-then back to Yerevan.

                  As for the third day, Yerevan that is, let me know in advance, I hope I will be free to show you around :)))

                  • I just figured out now that the train doesn’t make sense if there is a tour from the Theatre Hostel which you suggested that uses this route for 48,000 AMD (per tour, so my girlfriend and I can share): Yerevan-Tsakhkadzor-Sevan-Dilijan-Haghartsin-Goshavank-Tbilisi(Georgia) — it saves me time by using both routes to transferring to Tbilisi while capturing the remaining gems of Armenia. What do you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

                    The thing though is that the route above doesn’t include Garni and Geghard yet. — so let’s park this for now and see how it best fits.

                    Then Envoy Hostel offers tours to Amberd and Aragats for 15,500 AMD per person. Is this too expensive such that we can do hiking on our own or do we need a guide?

                    I would love to spend time at Yerevan City proper on the other day (and I don’t know how many hours I need to allot), but… I’m still figuring out how to capture Garni, Geghard and Khor Virap, only if possible, lol.

                    Do you think there’s a way to fit them all even if it means waking up very early in the morning? The first tour I mentioned that goes to Tbilisi can be customised upon request, so if I can skip Tsakhkadzor and Haghartsin, then maybe I can insert some of the places remaining that are yet to be fit?

                    Thank you for your patience! I will let you know once everything is settled. For now, only the flight has been settled ๐Ÿ™‚

                    • Oh don’t even mention it, it’s my pleasure to help! ๐Ÿ™‚
                      So! The tour from Theatre Hostel you mentioned, sounds quite impressive, and you get to visit Tsaghkadzor, too. Then, considering you have three days, of which you leave the last day for that tour and transportation to Tbilisi. Only two days are left then. So, here’s what you can do. One day is for Aragats. If you leave early, you can return to Yerevan around 4-5 PM, then about 2-3 hours is enough to explore the city center. The second day you can do Geghard, Garni, and I think even Khor Virap. Say, if you hire a private driver, you can make it all in one day for sure!

                      I can ask a friend how much will he take for driving to Garni, Geghard and Khor Virap if you wish. If it will suit you, then I can also come with you and you’ll get a free tour guide, me that is! ๐Ÿ™‚ How does this sound to you?

  14. Thank you, Arty Om! Just let me know then once your friend comes up with a price so I can see if I could fit it in our budget. Thank you!

      • Thank you Arty! Just one more. Will your friend be available for two consecutive days – the other being the Ambert-Aragat leg of the trip? Just thought he could give me a good deal ๐Ÿ™‚

        • I can ask him later today, but I think it will be the same price, because he was counting it based on the distance, and it’s apptoximately the same. What’s the good deal for you? Name your price, and I’ll ask him ๐Ÿ™‚ The only problem is that he doesn’t speak English :))) But then again, I don’t mind helping you out with this, too ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Thank you. Ambert-Aragat is a hiking tour right? Just let me know so I can see if it could fit in our budget ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t want to name a price. Lol. Just give us a good deal then we’ll see if we could give a counter. Lol. Thank you!

            • Well it’s not exactly a hiking tour.
              I mean if you wanna hike the mountain, then yes ๐Ÿ™‚
              I know one route from the nearest village to the fortress through some forests and a gorge. But from the fortress to the mountain lake is about 15-20 km. From the lake starts the hiking route to the southern summit of Aragats. But it snowed there today in the morning, so I’m not sure what’s it gonna be like when you’re here. So if you’ll take a car, that will basically mean transportation from the city to the village or the fortress, then to Aragats lake, then back to Yerevan.

  15. We will be there earliest morning of October 12, planning to do Aragats-Amberd. But we don’t know what can be the alternative if in case Aragats snows, but we wanna trek and do a bit of walking to make it memorable. On October 13, we will do the Garni-Geghard-Khor Virap trip (Is Echmiadzin far?). Then on October 14, we will take the Theatre Hostel tour to Tbilisi. We are most likely to stay at Theatre. Thanks to your recommendation. So we wanted to know if in case we get your friend’s offer, will you be free to join us? And lastly Arty… what’s his final price if we get both? ๐Ÿ˜€ LOL. And how much should be our budget for food anyway, the one that’s not too expensive =) You’re such a big help! Read your profile, what you do is awesome. I just don’t have the same level of confidence as yours, much as I love to travel too. I play safe. LOL. My girlfriend by the way is from Ilocos Sur.

    • Oh! I’ve had some lovely time in Vigan! ๐Ÿ™‚

      OK, so you dates sound so good to me, because only on 14th of October I will have to visit my grandparent, but before this, I am free. So yes, I can join you! I’ll keep the dates free for you ๐Ÿ™‚

      In case Aragats snows, we can come back from Amberd to Ashtarak to visit some churches, one 7th century, another 12-13th on the edge of the cliff. Or back to Yerevan to explore the city. But for sure, we can trek to Amberd. It’s about 3-4 km walk ๐Ÿ™‚

      Echmiadzin is 20-30 minutes bus ride from Yerevan’s main bus station.

      As for your budget for food, it really depends on where, what and how much are you gonna eat :))) I’d say, 20-25,000 AMD (for both of you ๐Ÿ™‚ ) would be more than enough if you gonna eat in fast food restaurants and buy food in the shops. Can be even less for sure. For the trips, I’d suggest to buy the food from the shop and take it with us, this way it’s gonna be cheap! ๐Ÿ™‚ As for eating in Yerevan, I know and will show you couple of cheap places with tasty and simple food, where it’s say 3000 per two ๐Ÿ™‚ But see, if you get bread in the shop (150 AMD), piece of cheese for 500, and few tomatoes, 250, it’ll be cheap ๐Ÿ™‚ Again, it depends how many times you eat and what you eat :))) Also, you have breakfasts in the hostel, right?))))

      As for the friend’s last price, I’ll let you know later, it’s almost 1 AM here and he’s sleeping, I think ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Hi, I am planning to fly in Armenia and stay for 10 days, what are the supporting docs I need to show them upon arrival? I am holding a Philippine passport and working here in Saudi Arabia.
    I read the thread that it should be easy.

  17. HI Arty, I was able to call Kosovo embassy here and you are right Filipinos need visa prior, just wondering how many were tricked with visa upon arrival stated on some site.

    There’s some change in my plan, I will go to Georgia which as I understand is visa upon arrival too, please correct me if I am wrong.

    Thumbs up for your info.

  18. Any idea how much is the cost of the visa? Our tentative dates is april 14-17. ๐Ÿ™‚ im pretty excited though its few more months.

  19. hello! Greetings! I am a PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLDER and currently in Amman, Jordan. May I know any airline that flies from JORDAN TO ARMENIA? or JORDAN TO GEORGIA? (VICEVERSA) BASED on my researches most of the airlines will transit DUBAI (UAE) and ISTANBUL (TURKEY). As I looked at the Map the connections are very far from my destination and this will possible cost a lot. I have seen also the Middle East Airlines via BEIRUT (LEBANON) and Syria AIR via Damascus but I am not sure about the safety standard of this airlines including transit visa requirements. Any reccomendation?

  20. Hi,I’m citizen of sierra Leone I live in Nigeria but I’m holding a sierra leone passport. I want to no if I can get a vissa upon arrival and if I need any suporting document. or how can I get my visa to Armenia.

  21. I’m a a sierra leone with a sierra Leon passport. can I Get my visa upon arival. or how do I Get my visa to Armenia and What document do I need.

  22. Hi Arty, I’m checking your blog about Armenia and it’s really inspiring. Anyway my husband & I are travelling together for the first time after wedding this coming May I would like to know if the visa status will be the same- visa upon arrival right? ๐Ÿ™‚ And how’s the weather during May month? coz will be spending 4 days and I hope we can check most of the tourist places and I’m also praying for a perfect weather. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hoping for your positive response. God Bless..:)

    • Hi Gracey!
      Yes, I think there will be no changes in the visa status. So no worries. May is usually perfect weather, not too hot, and not cold anymore ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. Hi Arty, Iโ€™m checking your blog about Armenia and itโ€™s really inspiring. Anyway my husband & I are travelling together for the first time after wedding this coming May I would like to know if the visa status will be the same- visa upon arrival right? ๐Ÿ™‚ And howโ€™s the weather during May month? coz will be spending 4 days and I hope we can check most of the tourist places and Iโ€™m also praying for a perfect weather. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hoping for your positive response. God Bless..:)

  24. Hello,
    how are you i hope you are fine

    i want to ask that how can i get sports visa of Armenia from Pakistan.

    Best Regards
    Ismail Rauf

  25. Hello,
    how are you i hope you are fine

    i want to ask that how can i get sports visa of Armenia from Pakistan. ??

    Best Regards
    Ismail Rauf

  26. Hi arty!

    I saw a lot of inquiries from my fellow filipinos.. Thanks for being helpful.. My husband and i are also planning to go in yerevan after our 3-day tour in tbilisi. From georgia,which transportation is the most convenient to use? Bus or train? It would be a great help also if you have a suggested itinerary for us,hehehe…Thanks! We might have a 4-day stay there.


    Mrs. Marty

    • Hi! Well, I would suggest to take the minibuses that from Ortachala bus station in Tbilisi. The ride to Yerevan Central Bus station takes about 5-6 hours with the border crossing. It costs 30 Georgian lari if I’m not mistaken. Train takes much longer time, about 12-14 hours.

      As for the itinerary, what kind of places you like to visit? Nature? Architecture? History?


  27. Hi Arty, thanks a lot for being very helpful with your info!
    We’re also planning to visit Armenia next week and so I just would like to ask if by any chance you can tell me.. what are the tourists usually wear there in Armenia during this time of the year (July-August)..? I hope you don’t find my query silly ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers mate, you’re the man!


    • Well, it’s kinda hard to say what to wear, but I guess you have to consider the weather, and that is around +40 degrees of heat! ๐Ÿ˜€ So t-shirts, shorts ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Arty… We’ve booked already our tickets for mid december. Hope it snows and hope to meet you there. We are filipino’s from uae so I guess we can have the visa on arrival at hte zvarnots airport too bad we are planning to visit tblisi as well but the visa regulation already change. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • yes the visa for georgia. as of sept. 2014 there are no more visa on arrival for filipinos i think. too bad we wanted to cross the border from armenia to georgia. is dec. 16 is safe to say that we will be experiencing the snow?

        • Hello JC..It was changed recently as per there website you can apply the visa the rate is a little expensive and have to transfer the payment direct to the Consular Offices of Georgia where you applied.. Oct month the temp is 13C..It must be very very cold by December..Have a safe trip.

          • thanks for the info. if that’s the case we must stick on staying at armenia since thats our point of arrival and departure too. im not gonna stress myself in applying the georgian visa i have read that people are having a gard time applying for georgian visa.

            • Hi JC I’m definitely sure you will enjoy Armenia. We visited it last May almost spring time but luckily we still experienced some snow in Mt. Aragat, we traveled for an hour but its worth it- we just hit 2 birds in a same stone by then- snow & spring is just awesome. Especially for us Filipinos. ๐Ÿ™‚ And regarding Georgia, sad to know the new rules coz seriously like Armenia- Georgia is a gem too. Good think we visited it late last year.

              (Just want to share there are 10 or 15 Filipinos working in whole Armenia, maybe you’re interested to visit them 3 of them are in a restaurant near the Republic Square– in Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, if you have time.)

              Happy Travels. ๐Ÿ™‚

              • I actually put that on my list. I have read some comment in tripadvisor about that jap resto and filipinos are working there. surely, i will visit them. we will just enjoy the most of armenia and the snow too. thanks for the info blissfulgracey

                • Oh JC I’m excited on your trip. ๐Ÿ™‚ Japanese Resto there is way cheaper compare here in Dubai. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you want tour packages I suggest Envoy Tours, it’s cheaper and you’ll not missed any place- touristy & non touristy places. ๐Ÿ™‚

                  And one more thing if you’ll take visa upon arrival process- you will advise to pay in Drams. There is a money changer inside the airport, just exchange for small amount only. The exchange rate in the city is much better. ๐Ÿ™‚

                  Happy Travels. ๐Ÿ™‚

                  • i will consider that but i will stay in theatre hostel. is envoy better? i will compare. which exchange you prefer in the city? thanks a lot for the tips.

                    • Yeah, you can compare it which one you prefer we just chose them coz they customize our trip and they patiently search in which area we can experience snow which happens to be spring time by then. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds crazy right? ๐Ÿ™‚ If I’m not mistaken it’s in SAS Supermarket we exchange our money. 2-3 minutes from Envoy Hostel.

    • Last year I was in Tblisi, lucky the rule wasn’t changed yet. It might be different if your’e port of arrival is in Armenia. Well Arty is there to help you for some tips..

  29. PLEASEEEE HELP. I did lost my flight today because i didnt know i needed visa to Armenia . Am Armenian holding Syrian passport but living in Cyprus … I would like to apply as soon as possible for a visa what is the procedure and how long it takes ..
    Looking forward for your reply

    • I did also checked the website for E-Visa but the website says FOR TECHNICAL ISSUES E-VISA SYSTEM IS TEMPORARILY NOT WORKING


    • So, people holding Syrian passport can get the visa only by invitation. But, a Syrian Armenian friend of mine said that since you’re Armenian, you don’t need the invitation, but you need to go the nearest embassy of Armenia and apply for visa there. You should get it in 3 days.

      As you said, you live in Cyprus, and the nearest embassy that covers Cyprus resides in Athens, Greece. Here’s a link where you can find their details:

      As for the e-visa, try to contact them by following email and phone number:
      tel: (+374 10) 544041

  30. hi guys! i’ll be visiting yerevan next week and as what clearly stated on post written above i won’t be having an issue with the visa upon arrival holding a philippine passport right? can anybody tell me the current weather situation at the moment over there so i’m aware if i will bring some stuff for winter. thanks

    • Yes, you can get your visa upon arrival at the airport without any issues.
      As for the weather, it’s going to be around +10 during the next week. But you’ll definitely need warm clothes.

  31. thank you so much for your haste reply. do u think it will snow? it will be a very short trip 3 days to be exact and unfortunately i don’t have an itinerary yet.

    • No, we don’t expect any snow, at least in Yerevan. As for the regions, it depends on which places are you going to visit. Since you’re coming for a 3-day trip, you can visit the Garni pagan temple and the Geghard monastery; Khor Virap monastery – Ejmiatsin and the ruins of Zvartnots ; maybe Lake Sevan (but it’ll be rather cold) and of course some time to explore Yerevan.

  32. Interesting places. I have checked it online but it seems far from Yerevan. Do you think I can explore Garni,Geghard and Khor virap in a day? I greatly appreciate the assistance you have provided. Thank you sir.

  33. i might find a tour guide with car to do it in one day since i have a very limited days in yerevan. thanks for the info hope to have a cup of coffee with you when i get there. ill be coming from saudi arabia where i work.

  34. am a nigerian and i would like to come for tourist in can i get a tourist visa and from which country can i get that pls.

    • Hi, Alexander.
      Well, since thereโ€™s no embassy or consulate of Armenia in Nigeria, what you can do is to apply for the visa in the nearest country where there is diplomatic mission represented. That may be Egypt, although I am not sure. Also, keep in mind that you’ll need an invitation.

  35. My daughter got accepted to two years IB program at UWC Dilijan Armenia. As there is no consulate of Armenia in Pakistan, I am confused as to how to get her student visa and my visit visa as I plan to go to drop her at college. Can someone please guide me. Thanks

    • Salam, Shoaib.

      As you may be aware, there are no official diplomatic relations between Armenia and Pakistan – Pakistan doesn’t recognize Armenia as an independent state. So you’ll have to look for Armenian embassy nearest to you. A friend of mine told me some time ago that someone he knows, a Pakistani man, applied for Armenian visa through Dubai, UAE. Hereโ€™s a link embassyโ€™s website there:

      And here are some details:

      Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary: H.E. Mr. Gegham Gharibjanian
      Address: Embassies District (al-Safarat), 24 Al Karamah Str., Zone 2, P. O. Box Number: 6358,
      Tel.: (9712) 4444196, 4444128
      Fax: (9712) 4444197

      Since your daughter got accepted to UWC Dilijan, I guess they can send you all the required papers so that you can apply for the visa.
      Hope this helps you.


  36. Hi Arty Om,
    I’ll be visiting Yerevan on July 14-17 is it still visa on arrival for filipinos? I am a filipino residing in UAE and btw how’s the weather during month of July? I hope I can visit most of the tourist places.
    thank you and God bless ๐Ÿ˜Š

  37. pls I am invited by a football club in Armenia for trials and there is no Armenian embassy in Nigeria. please what can I do. I have just four days

    • Hello Arty, I’m visiting Yerevan next month with friends and will stay for 7 days..I have UAE residence visa. from Yerevan will take the bus going to Tblisi. Are we going to get another visa coming back to Yerevan? We would love to have tourist guide for 3days trip in Yerevan, may I know how much is the cost?

      • What’s your citizenship?

        For the tour guide, it depends on where you want to go. Do you have any itinerary? Usually, tour guides are paid 20-25K AMD per day.

          • I see. So, yes, I’m afraid you’ll have to get another visa on your return from Georgia. Good thing Armenia is visa-on-arrival for Filipinos.

            I see. Well, guide cost is 20-25,000 AMD per day.

  38. Hello Arty! I have already gleaned a lot of valuable information from the previous mails. They are very helpful. I am planning a trip with my friend sometime in early April. We are from India. What will be the weather like at that time? Also do you have any information about visa for Indians and how to apply?
    Thank you!

    • Hello Loney. Thank you. Well, the weather in April is different every year, so I can’t say for sure. But it should be around +16 +20 degrees. As for the visas, you’ll have to apply for it at the embassy in India, but you don’t need invitations. Although I’ve heard recently that many people faced problems obtaining Armenian visas, so you’ll have to check it first. Cheers.

  39. Hello @ARTY OM! I am planning to go to Yerevan armenia on October of this year and I was wondering if I am allowed to enter Yerevan even if my residence visa from the UAE is within 4-5 months only? I am a Filipina expat in the UAE.

  40. hello arty! we will be coming on October second week.. where do you suggest we go if we tour around the city in Yerevan first? do you have any links that we can check for our itinerary? we will be touring Yerevan on our own.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi! So, here are some places to visit in Yerevan: Republic Square and its fountains; Vernissage Market (on weekends only); Cascade complex (contemporary art museums, as well as great view of Yerevan from the top; Matenadaran (museum of ancient manuscripts); if you’re into cognac, then visit Ararat cognac factory, they have a tour with cognac tasting; Blue Mosque (a beautiful Iranian mosque); Saint Sargis church (also a nice view over Hrazdan gorge); Northern Avenue (a pedestrian street, worth visiting in the evening when there are also street artists performing); if you’re into pubs/bars, visit Calumet Ethnic Lounge Bar on Pushkin Street (they have free concerts every monday).

      Places to visit around Yerevan: The monastery of Geghard and pagan temple of Garni (they are located about 30-35 km from Yerevan; can be an easy day trip); Khor Virap monastery (it’s in the roots of history of Christianity in Armenia, located about 40-50 km, also provides a nice view of the mount Ararat); Etchmiadzin (the “Vatican” of Armenia; many old churches, Machanents is a great place to eat there); Lake Sevan and the monastery of Sevan peninsula (60-70 km from Yerevan); longer trip is to the fortress of Amberd and mount Aragats; you can start in the morning and come back to Yerevan in the evening).

      Here are some links to check for itinerary:

      Also you may want to check this out:


      • Oh my! It was really nice of you to respond with all these information! I really appreciate it a lot! thank you so much! btw, is there any bus that we can take from the airport going to the city? if you happen to know Valencia hotel and water parks may I ask how we can get there? we would also like to visit the place.. your details are really helpful. Thank you so much!

        • For the train station, one option is you take a taxi from airport to Republic Square (~3000 AMD), and from there take the metro and go to Sasountsi David station. Once you get out of the metro, you’ll find yourself at the train station. That will be the easiest and fastest option I think. I don’t think there’s public transportation from airport to train station directly. But there is a bus/mini bus from airport to the city center. The bus/mini bus stop is outside the airport. But I don’t remember where is the last stop exactly. But once you arrive in the city center you can find the metro and get to the train station. Bus/mini bus fare is 100 AMD per person. Taxi is 100 AMD/km (minimal fare is 600 AMD). To trainstation from the city center will be around AMD 1000.

          As for the Valencia Hotel and Water Park, if I’m not mistaken, from the Kilikia central bus station there’s the bus number 5 that goes to water park.

      • and I also just want to know how can we go to Yerevan train station from the airport is that possible or what should we ride? thank you again. I’m sorry ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Hello Arty!

    we are almost coming to Yerevan and we are so excited. how is the weather today? do you think we should bring winter clothing? I would also like to ask regarding the visa upon arrival. cause I have seen forms on the website for yerevan that we can print, does the airport provide forms and how can we change dirhams to dram in the airport is there any foreign exchange in the airport before we line up to get our visa? thank you!

    • Hello ice box. Change your dirhams in the machines as they are giving better rate than the counter at can find exchange machine near the visa payment counters.. And there are also forms that they will provide for all tourist..

        • Welcome Icebox and enjoy Armenia! @Arty: I wasn’t able to update you when I was in Armenia last month..certainly I will be visiting Armenia next year, I want to meet u in person.I am so much in love with the country and still a lot of beautiful place to visit..and the beer and wines are overflowing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hello. The weather was very warm and sunny yesterday and today, but it will be raining tomorrow. I don’t think you need winter clothes, but you surely need some warm clothes. In Yerevan, it’s +20 +22. Here’s the forecast:

      Yes, you can get the forms at the airport and you can also change dirhams here at the airport, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Good day Arty Om,

    Wanting to ask this question and hoping your kind response.
    Travelling to Georgia Tbilisi on 1st or 2nd of November 2015 and would like to visit YEREVAN.
    My question
    1. Can you tell as what is best option to get there will be bus or train or taxi etc, how much it cost.
    2. Where to get the transportation since will be in tbilisi 4D 3N but will extending accordingly.
    3. Schedule time for the recommendation VICE VERSA.
    4. How bout the weather?

    Awaiting for your kind reply and thanks in advance.




    • Hi Syd,

      1) To me, the best option is the minibus from Tbilisi to Yerevan The train is slow. And slightly more expensive.

      2) The minibus from Tbilisi to Yerevan departs from the Ortachala Bus Station. The fair is 30-35 Georgian Lari (~$15).

      3) The first minibuses are at the station from around 8 o’clock in the morning, but they depart as soon as they are full. The last ones depart from Tbilisi around 3 PM.

      The minibuses arrive in Yerevan to Kilikia Bus Station. And that’s where the minibus for Tbilisi leaves from Yerevan. Schedules are same like for Tbilisi I mentioned above.

      4) For now, the weather is warm in the daytime, and rather cold in the evenings. Here’s the weather forecast for the upcoming 2 weeks:


  43. Hi I will go to armenia on January 2nd week. Is the whether really too cold?. I am Filipina from uae. Also, which part of Armenia are you going to recommend for me and my friends to see. Anyway we will only stay there for 3 days. Thank you

    • Hello. Well, people say it’s going to be a cold winter this year, but I don’t know. Usually, it is cold in January. So you’ll need winter clothes. As for which places to visit… since you’ll be here for 3 days, I’d suggest Khor Virap monastery, Garni pagan temple and Geghard monastery, the capital – Yerevan, Tsakhkadzor skiing resort.

  44. Hi arty,

    Good day.

    Will be traveling with friends later 13th Nov!
    i have seen some post and very informative.

    Hope to meet there so we can ask u all questions hehehe. We are staying in central apartment near the republic sqaure.

    God bless.

  45. Wow! Surprisingly good to see this blog. Such an informative and helpful ๐Ÿ™‚ i’ll be there in yervan on feb23-march10.. (Hopefully they will really approve me at the airport as visa-on-arrival ๐Ÿ˜‰) 1st question can i stay in armenia for 26days? 2nd question where to go and what to do in aremnia during winter? Your advises will be very helpful for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I see. Mabuhay! ๐Ÿ™‚ So, you can either get 21 days visa, or 4 months visa. But since you are going to stay for 16 days, the regular 21-day is enough. It’ll cost about 7-8 dollars. As for the trip ideas, what do you perefer to see? Nature, historical places, religious?

      • Arty om. Any recommended place to go in a span of 16days โ˜บ๏ธ And food and restaurant to try. Just one clarification.. My friend told me her aunt travel to georgia (and she had visit on arrival there) now i am confused if i have to add georgia to my iterinary or stick to armenia… Please help.. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • OK. I see. Well, considering the weather in Armenia now, I don’t think there’s a lot of places you can easily reach, so 16 days I would say is too much for now. If you were to come in Summer, then I’d give you a huge list of places to visit. So, if Georgia for you is visa on arrival, too, then you can combine the two countries.

          So, for Armenia:
          -You can spend a full day or two exploring Yerevan.
          -Khor Virap monastery (about 50 south of Yerevan, also great view of mount Ararat if the weather is good)
          -Garni pagan temple and Geghard medieval monastery (about 30-35 km from Yerevan, and are about 5-6 km from each other. So you can first go visit the Geghard monastery, and on the back, the Garni temple. There’s also nice landscapes around).
          -Etchmiadzin (it’s not far from Yerevan, easy to reach, the spiritual center of Armenia with many medieval churches and monasteries. The main cathedral of Etchmiadzin has a great museum of Christian relics). Here you have launch at a place called Machanents, not far from the Cathedral. On the way back you can visit the ruins of Zvartnots.
          -If you like skiing, you can out the Tsakhkadzor ski resort, but I think it’s slightly expensive. So, this one depends on your budget.
          -Lake Sevan, if you’re not afraid of cold ๐Ÿ™‚
          -You can check out the town of Ashtarak, about 25 km from Yerevan. There are some churches here, a canyon with river, a 17 century bridge. There are some monasteries with beautiful views nearby, the Saghmosavank and Hovhanavank monasteries.

          See, because of the snow, most of the places with remote location are not easy to reach, or it’s very cold there. Otherwise, you could visit Amberd fortress, Tatev cable car and Tatev monastery, Kndzoresk cave village, and other places. And also, in some cases there’s no public transportation, so you’ll have to hire a driver, or take a taxi. Taxi price is 100 AMD per 1 km. 1 USD now is 485 AMD.

          • Arty om thank you for a well versed itinerary. Appreciate your kind assistance.. Surely i will enjoy armenia maybe not because of the weather but because of the culture i will adopt for 16days. Excited to try some authenthic armenian food. (Please let me know the best food to try, bars and pubs to visit) I’ll msg you here once i arrived in armenia maybe i can send you a little token of appreciation:)

            • Ooops, I forgot about the food :)))

              So, if you want something traditional, you can visit the Caucasus Tavern (82 Hanrapetutyan St), the Karas national food chain (they’re all around the city and they serve traditional Armenian food as well as Caucasian).

              For non-traditional, one of our few most favorite places in Yerevan is the “Twelve Tables” (40/63 Tumanyan Street; it’s in the city center, not far from Opera house). Their food is very delicious!

              For the pubs, I’d recommend two pubs – Calumet ethnic lounge pub (probably the most popular pub in Yerevan; address: 56a Pushkin Street) and Hemingway’s Pub (1a Tamanyan Street; near the Cascade).

              If you like to just spend time, go online, or play board games, there’s a nice place called AEON (3a Teryan street). It’s a time club, where you pay for the time you spend there and use the services (tea, coffee, sweets, ice tea, board games, laptops, tablets, exhibitions, books, musican instruments, etc.) It’s quite cheap, 600 AMD ($1,20) per person in the daytime from noon till 6 PM.

              Finally, for food and drinks to try:
              Make sure to try some local red wines and cognac. If you go to Calumet, try their Doo-Doo shots!

              Food: Tolma, harissa, ghapama, pasuts tolma, khash, kyallagosh, spas, avelouk soup, lobov apour (red beans soup). Actually, there are many taverns in Yerevan, so if you visit one you can just ask them to recommend something good. Because our cuisine is full of meat and I’m a vegetarian, I’m probably not the right person to recomment meat dishes. Oh, also barbecue and kebab.

              Yes, let me know when you’re here, we can meet up ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hello Kabayan Happyelen! Enjoy your vacation in Armenia.. An amazing country and super good food and drinks to have.. I am in love with the Armenia and visiting again this yr by September. Greetings from Dubai!

  46. Hello arty om thanks for the information. I’ll try all of that. My friends is telling me. The temperature in aremenia is negative as of now. ๐Ÿ˜ Hope i will survive ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    Hello lily!!! Thanks i’m excited to come. As i am visiting the place alone but visiting some friends there. Please also suggest some good place to come and eat ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ i did not hire a tourist guide nor get tourist package so this are all do it yourself itinerary

    • Magandang Umaga Happyelen! I suggest you have to write now the place you want to see as per Arty’s very helpful information but make sure you are ready and happy to change all those depending on the actual temperature in Armenia. See the weather forecast at that time of your plan travel it might help you.. Actually for the food, there’s a lot of restaurant and I cannot tell which resto exactly because foods there are so delicious..( that is if you don’t have food restrictions).. And in city itself you can see a lot.. Relax and enjoy being Armenian in few days before coming back to Dubai! Greet me to Arty! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hi Guys,

        I happened to visit Armenia with my family, last week and have just returned after 4 days there . This is a beautiful country , The temperatures are cold ( -6 when I left ) , but I found the Armenian people warm .
        I enjoyed the Khor Virap monastery , Garni pagan temple , Etchmiadzin,Tsakhkadzor ,Lake Sevan ,Vernisagge Market, et al. Everybody seems to know 2 things – play the piano & ski!!!
        Recommended for the history buffs ( the first official Xian nation of the world!! ) & travel junkies.

          • Yeah, we plan to …Please let me know what my itinererary should be if I travel for another 4 days – in summer ( best month ? ) . Any recommendations for Armenian cuisine / Armenian folk dances – where can I get to sample them ?

            Thanx ,

            • Best month would be August!
              As for itinerary, here are some suggestions:

              -Spend 4 days at the VishUp camp by the Lake Sevan and enjoy the warm waters of the lake. While there, you can go hike in the nearby mountains, or visit the Sevan monastery, Noratus medieval cemerety, Sevanavank monastery.

              -Stick to the northern part. Visit the UNESCO world heritage monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin, hike around the Dsegh village (there are some eco trails), hike from Kobayr monastery to Horomayr monastery, visit the Akhtala fortress.
              -Or go south. Zorats Karer (the so-called Armenian Stonehenge), Tatev monastery, the Tatever aerial tramway (longest in the world), then Goris and the caves of Khndzoresk

              For one-day trips:
              – Areni village to taste wine and the nearby Noravank monastery
              -Amberd fortress and Aragats mountain

              For cuisine:
              -You can visit the Our Village tavern in the city center and try their traditional dishes. They also have life performances of Armenian folk music, and sometimes also dances.

              And for the dances, between the months of May and September, the KARIN fold dance group organizes a series of mass dancing events at the Cafesjian Sculpture Garden in front of the Cascade known as โ€œWe and Our Dancesโ€. The events are open to everyone willing to learn traditional Armenian dances. The dances take place every last Friday or Saturday of the month at around 7.00 oโ€™clock in the evening. Participation is free. You can follow them on Facebook to learn about the upcoming events:


              • Thanx Arty , for all that information. Really enjoyed the Sevan , even in the cold. Had to miss Tatev , since people advised me against travelling there in winter.
                Will try all on my next trip. I still remember the mouth watering soup we had in the local diner cornering the Vernisagge.

  47. Hi
    I’m a Sri Lankan citizen working in oman at present in Tehran, IRAN on visit visa. I like to visit Armenia by road from iran. please advise me whether I will get visa to visit Armenia in the border post.

  48. Hi, I have an ordinary Philippine passport with UAE residency visa.

    Just checking if it is stil VOA for Filipinos as it is not clear in the website. also… if it is VOA, will the immigration be asking some documents like bank statement and travel insurance?

    thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hello. Well, if you want to catch some snow you have to come right now. You will see a lot of snow all around Armenia ๐Ÿ™‚
      But best months to visit the country is August and September, although there will be no snow ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Arty om. Armenia is such a good place. Good vintage and classic looking building. Nice facade lights around the city. simple life, fresh food and a nice weather.

    • Hello Happyelen! See? So nice right? Hope you enjoyed.. I am still in love with Armenia and going back there by September on 2nd Eid holiday!

  50. Yes! Absolutely. I like the classic building, the monuments, nature, food. It’s like i’m in the old-modern century place. Armenia preserve it’s rich culture. I will definitely be there again.

  51. Hello Arty, I am arriving to Tbilisi on April 17 and I’m planning to go straight to Yerevan. until now, I still dont know the places that I have to visit. Do you have sample itinerary for 1 day? I plan to go back in Tbilisi on April 19th. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • For one day? So that’s the 18th of April? Well, it will be a tough day, but you can visit the pagan temple of Garni, the monastery of Geghard, the monastery of Noravank with the view of mount Ararat, and maybe also lake Sevan. But that’s if you hire a car/taxi. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • how bout for 2 days? Do you how much it will cost for hiring a car/taxi? And are there trips back to tbilisi in late afternoon? or evening by minibus? Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Well, if two days, then:
          1) Garni-Geghard-Khor Virap and Yerevan
          2) Areni-Noravank-Selim caravanserai-Lake Sevan
          3) Another option is Hovhannavank and Saghmosavank monasteries with the view of mount Ara and Kasagh river canyon – Armenian alphabet monument – Amberd fortress – the town of Ashtarak – Yerevan

          But that’s again, with hired car. Taxis cost 100 AMD per 1 km. As for hiring a car, I’m not sure about the driver, but must be about 20-30K, I suppose. It depends on the distance.

          There are no late minibuses from Yerevan to Tbilisi. The latest minibus leaves from Yerevan at around 3 PM, but that’s if there are passengers. There are also private cars taking passengers from Yerevan to Tbilisi, the price per person is somewhat same as for minibus. They’re usually hanging around the central bus station, but again, they’ll only when they have passengers.

  52. Hi there! I am a Philippine passport holder living in the philippines and we intend to visit Armenia from Tbilisi this June. Will it be possible for us to get Armenian tourist visa at the border on the way to Yerevan from Tbilisi rpovided we have all the necessary travel and supporting documents with us?Will is be still spring early june? we intned to stay ther for about a week is possible.Thanks for your help; I stumbled upon it while looking for information on travels to Armenia.

    • Hey, sorry for a late reply! Yes, you can get the visa on arrival at the border as you enter Armenia on the way from Tbilisi. It’ll cost you ~7-8$ per 21 days. June is already summer here, weather is going to be hot most likely, but not too hot like in July. ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Hi Arty Om!

    Good day!Mabuhay!

    I am from Philippines, do we still get a visa on arrival?Planning to visit Armenia from Tbilis via train. Planning to visit in November, how is the weather in Armenia thay time?

    Would be very glad to hear from you.Thank you!


  54. Hi Arty, I have an Indian passport and you seem to be the best person to guide me on this. Can I make an application at the Armenian embassy in Tbilisi for a visa? If yes, what would be the procedure and how much time does this usually take? Is it possible to get a 3-day transit visa at the border? Thanks.

    • Hi. Well, it should be OK, although I don’t know how long will it take. But I have received several feedbacks not so long ago that Indian nationals are experiencing some hard time getting the Armenian visa, so I’d suggest to check with the embassy beforehand.

  55. Hi Arty Om! Im a Filipina with Phil passport working here in saudi Arabia.. i will go to tbilis, Gorgia in september for 1 week & planing to visit Armenia… Do i need a visit visa to enter armenia? i think u are the best person to anwer me coz i have searched for how to get visa but i cant find a clear answer.. i hope u can help me… Thanks & best regards! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Hi. Yes, you need a visa to enter Armenia, but you can get it upon arrival! So there’s no need to go to embassy and get it in advance. Cheers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hello Ahmad.

      I checked the information provided by the Ministry of Foreign affairs and it seems that you can get your visa on the border upon your arrival.
      Another option can be applying for Electronic visa. You can do it by the following link:


      • Hi Arty,

        Is this answer to any Jordanian? My friend is Jordanian who lives is Saudi Arabia, can he get the visa from the border also? Can I get u anything from Dubai? ๐Ÿ™‚

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