Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Staff Avoiding Protest Areas

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan alerts U.S. citizens in Armenia that Embassy staff were advised to avoid the vicinity of the protests on Baghramyan Avenue on the evening of June 28 based on media reports that police planned to disperse the protests.

We continue to recommend that all U.S. citizens continue to avoid protest areas and monitor local media and the U.S. Embassy’s website for updates.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Information for Armenia.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia, located at 1 American Avenue, at tel. (374-10) 46-47-00 and fax (374 10) 46-47-42, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (374-10) 49-44-44.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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