Armenia Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Armenia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc. 

Despite its painful past, Armenia has successfully preserved its authenticity, culture and heritage. Its ancient monasteries, its churches dating from the 7th and 8th centuries, and high walled fortresses are all witnesses of its rich existence. Surrounded by mountains, valleys and steep slopes, this country is home to many cities that are the epitome of beauty. From luxurious Yerevan to the sumptuous city of Sevan, via Dilijan and Goris, it’s hard to resist this land’s charm. To discover this landlocked country by the Caucasus, spring is the best season, where the local flowers bloom amidst the falling rains. In autumn, the climate is warmer and more favourable to climbing Mount Ararat, the national emblem.

While traveling to Armenia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Armenia’s beautiful landscape

Recommended travel vaccinations for Armenia

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Armenia

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide/DexaméthasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current weather in Armenia


Medical Care in Armenia

Outside major cities, access to medical care is unfortunately very limited in Armenia. Whilst Yerevan has the highest concentration of medical centers, most of these suffer from lack of medical equipment and staff. The Ministry of Public Health has recommended that foreign travellers use the 4th Yerevan City Polyclinic. You may also use the Malatia Medical Center and the European Medical Centre which also offer reliable health services.

Most of the medicines used in Armenia are sourced from Russia, and all pharmaceuticals are subject to quality and price controls by the Ministry of Health. It should be noted that the control standards don’t have the same standards as the Canadian ones. It is also possible to buy medicine without prescription in Armenia.

To request an ambulance, contact 103.

Is Armenia Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
Nagorno-Karabakh an the surrounding areasClosed area; landmines present
Border areasVigilance required
CrimeRisk present
DemonstrationsRisk of violence
Public transportationCaution when using trains and minibuses
Road safetyRoads poorly maintained outside Yerevan
Risk levelHigh degree of caution

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Armenia?

Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

If you’re a Canadian citizen and staying under 180 days, then only a passport is required. It must be valid at the time of entry.

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Embassy of Canada to Armenia information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Armenia
Street Address:
17 Buzand Street, #229,
Yerevan, 0010, Armenia

Tel.: 374 (10) 56-79-90
Fax: 374 (10) 56-79-90

Email: [email protected]

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