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Armenia is a developing nation classified as upper middle income. Located in southwestern Asia (east of Turkey and west of Azerbaijan), the climate is classified as dry summer near Yerevan, with cooler temperatures throughout the rest of the country.
Depending on your itinerary, your personal risk factors, and the length of your visit, your health care provider may offer you vaccination against COVID-19, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, rabies, or typhoid fever. Routine immunizations, such as those that prevent tetanus/diphtheria or "childhood" diseases, should be reviewed and updated as needed.
See also: Library article for Malaria
The following is current information as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
WHO—International Travel and Health (current online update, Country List)No statement given.
CDC—Health Information for International Travel (current online edition)
Areas with malaria: None.
Drug resistance: Not applicable.
See also: Library article for Travelers' Diarrhea
High risk exists throughout the country, with moderate risk in deluxe accommodations. Community sanitation and food safety measures are generally inadequate. Some itineraries (e.g., remote destinations, austere accommodations) and activities (e.g., ecotourism, eating street or local-market food) further increase risk.
Travelers should observe food and beverage precautions, which reduce the likelihood of illness.
Travelers should carry loperamide for self-treatment of diarrhea and, if risk is moderate to high, an antibiotic to add if diarrhea is severe. Consult a knowledgeable health care provider regarding which antibiotic is appropriate for you and most effective for your destination.
Other Food-Borne Illnesses
Precautions to prevent brucellosis may be needed.
Insect- and Arthropod-Borne Diseases
Leishmaniasis may pose a risk. Personal protective measures are important.
Other Disease and Health Risks
The material below includes information from the US Department of State (DOS), the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCO), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), as well as from additional open-source material. Standard safety precautions that apply to all international travel can be found in the Library article Safety and Security.
Consular Travel Advice
Due to political tensions, Canada (GAC) advises avoiding travel to Nagorno-Karabakh Region and advises reconsidering travel (or avoiding nonessential travel) to the rest of the country. US (DOS), UK (FCO), and Australia (DFAT) have more limited warnings.
Low risk of attack by transnational terrorist groups exists throughout the country.
Moderate risk of violent crime (armed robbery, home robbery, sexual assault, carjacking, and murder) and moderate risk of petty crime exist throughout the country. Theft of valuables from unattended vehicles is common.
Protests and demonstrations occur throughout the country, especially in Yerevan and other major cities, and have the potential to turn violent without warning. Bystanders are at risk of harm from violence or from the response by authorities. Disruption to transportation, free movement, or the ability to carry out daily activities may occur.
Armed conflict occurs, a dangerous security environment exists, and landmines and other unexploded ordnance may be present in Nagorno-Karabakh Region.
High risk of traffic-related injury or death exists. The road traffic death rate is 12 to 24 per 100,000 population. The rate is less than 10 in most high-income countries.
Structural standards for vehicles may not meet international standards.
Seismic activity frequently occurs.
Selected Embassies or Consulates in Armenia
- United States: [+374] 10-464-700; am.usembassy.gov
- Canada: [+374] 10-56-79-90; travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies-consulates/armenia
- United Kingdom: [+374] 10-264-301; www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-yerevan
- Australia: Australia does not have an embassy or consulate in Armenia.
Armenia's Embassies or Consulates in Selected Countries
- In the U.S.: www.usa.mfa.am/en
- In Canada: www.armembassycanada.ca
- In the U.K.: www.uk.mfa.am
- In Australia: Armenia does not have an embassy or consulate in Australia.
HIV testing is not required to obtain a tourist, work, or residence visa.