Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel in the area of the closed border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, particularly in the Tavush and Gegharkunik regions. The FCO advise against all travel on the road between Ijevan and Noyemberyan, which passes close to the border. In April and June 2012, there were reports of ceasefire violations along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border which resulted in a number of deaths and casualties. See Local travel.

The British Embassy can’t provide consular assistance or advice to visitors to the Nagorno-Karabakh region. See Political situation.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Avoid all demonstrations and large public gatherings.

In May 2012 a gay-friendly bar in downtown Yerevan was attacked and a diversity march in central Yerevan was disrupted by nationalist groups. See Local Laws and Customs.

From 10 January 2013, British and EU passport holders no longer require a tourist visa to visit Armenia. See Visas.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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