Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia

Location: Armenia

Event:  Local media and officials have reported fighting along the Armenian-Azerbaijan border, including attacks near Artanish, Goris, Ishkhanasar, Jermuk, Kapan, Sotk, and Vardenis.  There have also been reports of attacks against civil infrastructure.  Due to these reported hostilities, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan advises U.S. citizens that U.S. Embassy employees and their families are now prohibited from any non-essential travel to the following locations:

  • Tavush region along the M4 highway north of Ijevan and all areas eastward.
  • Gegharkunik region east of Lake Sevan.
  • Gegharkunik region south of Lake Sevan and east of the M10 highway.
  • Yeraskh village in Ararat region.
  • Vayots Dzor region
  • Syunik region
  • As a reminder, 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:

  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Notify friends and family of your travel plans.
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U.S. Embassy Yerevan
(+374-10) 49-45-85 (business hours)
(+374-10) 464-700 (after hours)
1 American Avenue