Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia – November 18, 2021

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia – November 18, 2021

Location: Armenia

Event:  There are reports of increased enforcement of Azerbaijani immigration and customs checkpoints on the M2 and M17. 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 between the villages of Karahunj and Davit Bek on the M2 highway and between Kapan and Chakaten on the M17 highway.

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. 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.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter


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