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
Download a copy of our full Driving Abroad report.
What RAC can do for you
RAC offers great-value, flexible European breakdown cover tailored to meet your needs. We also offer comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for medical expenses, baggage, personal money and belongings.
Sources Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Disclaimer: RAC are not responsible for the content of external websites. The information provided is correct as of August 2009 to the best of our knowledge and should be referred to for information purposes only - it should not be relied upon as formal advice. Please always check the current requirements of the country you are visiting before you leave.
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.
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.