Practical information guide - Arts Festivals Summit 2022
Travelling to Armenia
If you are travelling to the Republic of Armenia, you will be asked to provide one of these two following documents:
1) A negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, taken within the previous 72 hours,
2) A certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19, in dosages as instructed for the use of the given vaccine.
- For single-dose vaccines, certificate confirming that is was injected at least 28 days before entering the country.
- For multi-dose vaccines, certificate confirming that the last dosage was injected at least 14 days before entering the country.
The traveler can present the vaccination certificate via mobile application or present the printed version of the certificate exported from the application protected with a QR code with the necessary data.
Keep in mind that your certificate should be in Armenian, Russian or English.
Travelers who cannot provide a negative PCR-test result or a certificate of complete vaccination will have to quarantine and wait for a negative test result to break the quarantine.
How to get to Yerevan
Airports in Armenia
If you expect to fly to Armenia you can land in Zvartnots International Airport, the city and country’s main airport, 15 km west of the centre of Yerevan. You could also fly on Shirak International Airport, which is located at 120 km from Yerevan. From the airports, there are several ways to get to Yerevan.
Check now the possible flights connections to Zvartnots International Airport (non-exhaustive list). Please note that most of the flights arriving in Yerevan or either night or early morning flights.
From Zvartnots International Airport to Yerevan
You have two options to go from the airport to the city: the Airport Express Minibus and the Airport Taxi service.
- Airport Express #201 (Elitebus)
The Airport Express Minibus goes to and from Yerevan City centre to Zvartnots Airport. The buses drive every day and depart every half hour from 7am until 10pm.
To get to the buses you will have to exit the arrivals area on the ground floor. You will immediately see a sign that says ‘Shuttle Bus’ (in between the taxi stand and the regular parking lot). A bus ticket costs 300 AMD (under €1).
From 10pm to 7am you can also opt for this service. The buses drive every hour during the night and cost 600 AMD.
- Airport Taxi Service
After exiting the arrivals area on the ground floor, you will see a taxi stand called Aerotaxi. This taxi service costs about 5000 AMD (about €11).
You could also download a taxi app, such as GG Taxi or Yandex Taxi, which is often the cheaper option.
For more information about transport from Zvartnots International Airport to Yerevan, please click here.
From Shirak International Airport to Yerevan
From this airport it is possible to take the train to Yerevan City. This would take you 3,5 hours and costs you under €3. Another option is to take again the taxi or the bus. The taxi would be considerably faster, and the ride would take you 1,5 hours. You can book train tickets here.
If you want to travel to Armenia, you will probably not need to apply for a visa, as the Armenian visa policy allows visa-free entry for people from a large group of countries. You do not need a visa if you are a citizen from one of the EU members states, or if you are from another country on this list.
Armenia requires a visa for some countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Tunisia, Turkey, etc. You can easily check this website to know if you need to apply for a visa.
If you need more information on how to apply for a visa, you can check the visa page we have created to help you out.
Where to stay
Hotel to be announced soon.
Marriott Hotel Armenia
Amiryan Street, 1
Mashtots Avenue, 53
Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
Mesrop Mashtots Avenue, 46
Byurakan Art Academy of the Yerevan Perspectives Festival
Argishti Street, 1
0015 Yerevan, 0015
Yerevan & Armenia
Have a look now at the presentation of Armenia, Yerevan, the major sights of the city and the country, the cuisine and our host the Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival.