Country-specific travel advice
Select the country you will be travelling in to see motoring information and advice, including any accessories you may need to purchase. Don't forget the RAC provides European breakdown cover while you're driving in Europe.
Driving in Armenia
If you're driving in Armenia your checklist requirements are:
- A valid UK driving licence
- An International Driving Permit - find out more here
- A GB sticker on the back of your car - even if your car has 'Euro-plates' (number-plates that show a circle of 12 stars on a blue background)
- Your motor insurance certificate
- A warning triangle inside the car in case you break down
- Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you're driving on the right, so your lights don't dazzle motorists coming the other way)
- A first aid kit
- A fire extinguisher
You must also:
- Be 18 or over
- Make sure everyone in the car wears a seatbelt at all times
- Wear a crash helmet if you're riding a motorcycle
It's a good idea to have:
- Spare bulbs for your car's external lights
- Winter tyres or snow chains if you're travelling between November and February
Other things you should know:
- When driving through Armenia roads can be of a poor standard, particularly in rural areas
- Some locals can be reckless behind the wheel so take care
- Not all insurers cover driving in Armenia so check before you go
Useful guides and maps
Michelin Motoring Atlas: Europe
- Still current at:
- 31st Jul 2016
- Updated at:
- 17th Jul 2016
- Latest update:
- Latest update: Due to the ongoing situation at Erebuni Police station (in the south of Yerevan) we advise you to avoid the immediate vicinity. Please follow the advice of the local authorities and closely monitor Travel Advice.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel on:
- the M16/H26 road between the towns of Ijevan and Noyemberyan, which in places passes close to the border and military emplacements
- villages to the east of the main M14 artery which are located close the border in the region of Geghargunik
The FCO advise against all but essential travel to parts of the regions of Tavush and Gegharkunik that border Azerbaijan.
Due to the ongoing situation at Erebuni Police station (in the south of Yerevan) we advise you to avoid the immediate vicinity. Please follow the advice of the local authorities and closely monitor Travel Advice.
Large scale ceasefire violations along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact since 1 April 2016 have been reported, resulting in a number of deaths and casualties. See Azerbaijan
The border between Armenia and Azerbaijan is closed. There are frequent violations of the 1994 ceasefire between these countries from military emplacements along the border. See Local travel
Take extra care in villages and connecting roads between the main M16/H26 artery and the border to its east. 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
Protests sometimes take place in central Yerevan and other major cities. These are usually organised by opposition political parties or activist groups highlighting topical social issues. Although protests tend to be peaceful and usually pass off without incident, you should take care, monitor the media and avoid large crowds and demonstrations.
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.