Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia

Location: Armenia

Event: Summer Travel Season Travel Restrictions Reminder

With the arrival of the summer travel season in Armenia, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan reminds U.S. citizens that due to the on-going conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, U.S. Embassy employees and their families are prohibited from any non-essential travel to the following locations, which reflects a slight easing since the restrictions were put in place in September 2022:

  • Tavush region eastward of Varagavan on the H37 roadway.
  • Tavush region eastward of Navur on the H36 roadway.
  • Gegharkunik region east of Vardenis.
  • Travel through Yeraskh village in Ararat region is allowed, stopping is not.
  • Travel to Jermuk, past Getik in Vayots Dzor region via H42 and H43 roads.
  • Syunik region.
  • Travel to Nagorno-Karabakh continues to be prohibited.

U.S. citizens should continue to exercise caution near all international borders between Armenia and Azerbaijan and avoid travel near the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and line of contact. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in and around Nagorno-Karabakh as access is restricted.

Actions to Take:

  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.


U.S. Embassy Yerevan
(+374-10) 49-45-85 (business hours)
(+374-10) 464-700 (after hours)
1 American Avenue
Yerevan 0082, Republic of Armenia
For Travel Alerts and information about Armenia:

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 202-501-4444 (from overseas) or +1 888-407-4747 (from the U.S.)