Important COVID-19 travel guidance
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.
This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.
The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.
The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.
You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.
Restrictions in response to coronavirus
The ban on entry to foreign nationals was lifted on 12 August. Arrivals are subject to self-isolation and/or testing requirements (see following section). Face-masks must be worn in all public spaces.
Testing / screening on arrival
Visitors are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, but are permitted to be released earlier if they obtain a certificate for a negative test result for COVID-19 after arrival in Armenia.
More information on the process for taking a PCR test, and a list of COVID-19 testing laboratories in Armenia, is available on the Zvartnots International Airport website.
Entry borders to Armenia
The Meghri border crossing with Iran has been closed since 24 February.
The land border between Armenia and Georgia has been closed since 14 March, other than for the movement of goods.
Regular entry requirements
As citizens of an EU member state, British Citizen passport holders can stay in Armenia without a visa up to 180 days per year.
The Armenian authorities have confirmed that after the UK leaves the EU, British Citizen passport holders will still be able to visit Armenia for up to 180 days per year without a visa.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Armenia.
Under Armenian law, children who travel to Armenia on a British passport with parents who enter on an Armenian passport will require an Armenian passport to leave the country. The child may be detained on departure if he/she can’t produce one. For further details, check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Armenia website.
If you intend to stay in Armenia longer than 180 days, you must register with the OVIR (Administration Department for Passports and Visas):
Address: Davtashen, 4th District, 31/2 Building, Yerevan, Armenia 0054
Tel: 00 374 11 361394, 00 374 11 369140
UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Armenia.