As you might guess, our close and beloved Armenia welcomes Russian (as well as Ukrainian and Belarusian) guests willingly and without any visas. Moreover, Russians can come here just like to their own home – from now on, entry is possible with an internal passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation. Otherwise, everything is also simple: there are no restrictions on moving around the country, and registration at the place of stay is also not required. So go ahead to Sevan and Ararat! See MATERNITYETCHIC for Armenia customs regulations and visa requirements.
Entry into Armenia with an internal passport is possible only through the airports of Yerevan and Gyumri by direct flights.
Entry into the country
Citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus do not need a visa to visit Armenia.
Since February 2017, Russians can visit the country with an internal passport. Ukrainians and Belarusians, when entering the country, must present a passport, the validity of which expires no earlier than 3 months after the end date of the trip.
Documents for minors
When traveling with children at the border, the following must be presented:
- child’s passport.
- birth certificate.
- in the case of a child traveling with one of the parents or accompanied by third parties, a notarized power of attorney from the remaining parent is required to remove the child.
In addition, it is worth taking out a medical insurance policy for the entire duration of the trip in advance.
Visa and customs
Citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus do not need a visa to visit Armenia. Russians can visit Armenia with an internal passport, a “foreigner” is not required. But here is a health insurance policy for the entire duration of the trip to issue in advance is still worth it. Read all the details about PCR testing, an antigen test or obtaining a vaccination certificate to enter the country on this page.
The import and export of foreign currency is unlimited, it is obligatory to fill out a customs declaration, which must be kept before leaving the country. You can import duty-free up to 2000 USD (or its equivalent in other currencies). Amounts over 10,000 USD can only be transferred by bank transfer. Import and export of national currency is prohibited.
It is allowed to import and export duty-free up to 2 liters of alcoholic beverages and up to 50 packs of tobacco products, personal items and other goods with a total value of not more than 500 USD. If the value exceeds 500 USD, customs duty is paid.
Since 2014, the Tax free system has been introduced in Armenia. You can return VAT within 90 days from the date of purchase. The service is available in stores where there is a corresponding inscription at the cash desk or a special counter. Tax free does not apply to food, cigarettes and medicines. A prerequisite for a VAT refund is that the purchased goods must not be used before leaving Armenia. You can return the money at the branches of Zvartnots or Shirak banks, which are located at the airports of Yerevan and Gyumri.