Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia

Location: Armenia

Event: Local media and officials have reported fighting inside Nagorno Karabakh (NK).  No hostilities have been reported along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  The Embassy recognizes this is a rapidly developing situation and continues to monitor it closely. The U.S. Embassy in Armenia has advised U.S. embassy employees and their families to continue to follow the current restrictions in place, which consist of avoiding non-essential travel to the following locations:

  • 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.

The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor the security situation and provide additional information as needed.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.


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
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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