When to goThe best times for a trip to Armenia are from the end of April to mid-June and from mid-September to mid-October. In the winter you are just about guaranteed to have snow, and in the summer the temperatures can reach 40°c, especially in the capital.
Your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months after the date of your entry to Armenia, and you don't need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. The customs formalities are much easier nowadays.
Health adviseThere are several recommended vaccinations for a trip to Armenia: hepatitis A and B, typhoid, rabies and you should make sure your diptheria, tetanus, and polio vaccines are up to date. For more information go to the NHS website http://travelhealthpro.org.uk.
Airline ticketsThere are flights available from as little as £250. But like most destinations, the earlier you can book the better the price!
Time differenceIn summer there is 3 hours difference between Yerevan (the capital) and London. So when it is noon in London it is 4 p.m. in Yerevan. In winter there is 4 hours difference (there is no daylight saving time in Armenia).
LanguageThe official language is Armenian. However, Russian is spoken all over the country. The younger generations often speak some English.
Embassy of the United Kingdom in Armenia:
34 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan 0019
Tel: 00 374 10 264301
European Medical Centre:
Erevan, 3/1 av. Vasken Sarksian,
Tel: 00 374 10 54 00 03 or 05 40 or 09 40.
Phone and internet connection
The international dialling code for Armenia is +374.
If you want to connect to the internet there are lots of cybercafes in the capital. Hotels often have a wifi zone, with computers available, but it is rarely available in the rooms.