Visa policy of Armenia

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Armenia allows citizens of specific countries and territories to visit Armenia for tourism or business purposes without having to obtain a visa or allows them to obtain a visa on arrival or online. For some countries the visa requirement waiver is practiced on ad hoc basis, and is not formalized by a bilateral agreement. Citizens of the Commonwealth of Independent States and citizens of all Eurasian Economic Union and European Union member states may enter Armenia without a visa.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Armenia

Visa-free countries[edit]

Holders of all types of passports from the following countries are not required to obtain a visa for entry to Armenia for a 180-day period within any year period (unless otherwise noted):[1][2][3]

1 – Up to 90 days.
2 – May use internal passport for stays of up to 180 days per year.
3 – Citizens of Azerbaijan must have a special entry permit.[4]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Visitors traveling as tourists from the following countries can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 120 days at a cost of AMD 15,000. They may also apply for an e-visa in advance.[6][7]

Conditional visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of these countries and territories can apply for a visa on arrival only if they hold a valid sticker visa or resident card issued by Australia, Canada, GCC countries, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, EU or Schengen Area member states, United Kingdom or United States. They may also apply for an e-visa in advance.

E-visa[edit]

All foreign visitors (except those from the countries below) are also eligible to apply for an e-visa. E-visa allows applicants to stay up to 120 days or 21 days with a US$31 or US$6 fee. Application should be submitted at least 3 business days before the trip.[8]

Visa required in advance[edit]

Nationals of the following countries can only apply for a visa at Armenian diplomatic or consular posts, and only with an invitation:[9]

Entry refusal[edit]

Entry and transit is refused to nationals of Kosovo, even if not leaving the aircraft and proceeding by the same flight.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Nationality 2021[10][11] 2020 2019[12]
 Russia Increase 381,569 169,871[13] 855,612
 Iran 127,146 No data 160,881
 Georgia 87,630 No data 344,507
 United States 31,662
 Ukraine 22,267
 India 17,980
 China 13,451 No data 15,550
 France 14,310
 Germany 11,936
 Canada 9,378
 Netherlands 7,573
 Belarus 7,244
 Belgium 5,744
 Kazakhstan 5,451 No data 39,882
 Japan 5,290
 Philippines 4,461
 Argentina 4,278
 Uzbekistan 4,206 No data 9,630
 Poland 4,176
 Vietnam 4,051
 Iraq 4,004
 South Korea 3,870
 United Kingdom 3,756
 Turkey 3,729
 Lebanon 3,373
 Sweden 2,532
 Spain 2,301
 Indonesia 2,246
 Italy 2,231
 Egypt 2,171
 Bulgaria 2,169
 Saudi Arabia 2,160
 Austria 2,143
 Kyrgyzstan 2,141
 Romania 2,129
 Syria 2,122
 Brazil 2,121
  Switzerland 2,116
 Israel 2,106
 UAE 2,091 No data 11,028
 Malaysia 2,087
 Greece 2,080
 Moldova 2,041
 Tajikistan 2,029
 Jordan 2,006
United Nations Other countries 38,881 190,467 2,882,528
Total Increase 870,308 Decrease 360,338 4,319,618

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of countries whose nationals are unilaterally exempted from the requirement of obtaining a visa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, 18 March 2019.
  2. ^ List of countries with which Armenia has a visa-free regime according to bilateral and multilateral agreements, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, 3 March 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.e-gov.am/ajax/gfn.php?f=AKV-09-13-01.doc[bare URL DOX/DOCX file]
  4. ^ "Visa". www.mfa.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 2021-08-15.
  5. ^ "Armenia approves visa waiver with Chile for diplomatic, official passport holders". armenpress.am. Retrieved 2021-08-15.
  6. ^ e-Visa Eligibility, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.
  7. ^ a b "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Gulf Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  8. ^ https://evisa.mfa.am/
  9. ^ List of countries whose nationals can apply for visitor visa only at diplomatic representations or consular posts, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, 31 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Число туристов, посетивших Армению в 2021 году, выросло почти в 2,5 раза, до 870 308 человек". arka.am.
  11. ^ "Statistical Committee of the Republic of Armenia". armstat.am.
  12. ^ "Число посещающих Армению в 2019 году выросло на 14,9%". arka.am.
  13. ^ fedstat.ru

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