Capital City: Yerevan
Currency and exchange rate: Armenian dram (AMD); 1 EUR = 536.3 AMD; 1 USD = 472.1 AMD (FX in October 2015)
Language: Armenian, but most of the population speaks Russian language
Country code and internet domain: 374 / .am
Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
Time: UTC + 4
Phone numbers (emergencies):
• Police – 102
• Ambulance – 103
• Firefighters – 101
Citizens of EU countries, from Schengen Agreement or countries such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan can enter in Armenia without a visa, for a period of 180 days within a year. For longer staying a visa is needed.
The border points opened for international transportation of goods and passengers are with Georgia – Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan and with Iran – Meghri.
The border points with Azerbaijan and Turkey are closed.
The roads and infrastructure are generally good. The motorway network is limited, national roads are generally good, but the cities` streets are poorly maintained. Speed limits: 40-60 km/h in localities, 80-90 km/h outside localities.
The authorities recommend the avoidance of the highway M-16 between localities Sarigyugh and Baghanis, near the border with Azerbaijan. Restrictions are imposed because of frequent gunfire in the area. Because the road is connecting the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, with the Armenian-Georgian border, we recommend another route: Yerevan – Vanadzor – Bagratashen.
A liter of diesel costs about 1 dollar in Armenia.