Tensions remain high along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, with numerous incidents of gun and mortar fire exchanged between the two sides. The U.S. Embassy continues to forbid the travel of U.S. government personnel to NK. Consequently, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan also advises private U.S. citizens to avoid travel to NK at this time. Please keep in mind that consular services remain unavailable to U.S. citizens in NK and the surrounding territories.
The security situation along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border in the Tavush Province continues to remain tense as well. Travel by U.S. government personnel to this border area is restricted. Villages and their connecting border roads in this area that are affected by these restrictions include, but are not limited to, Vazashen, Varagavan, Paravakar, Aygepar, Azatamut, and Barekamavan. The embassy notes this area also includes the segment of the frequently traveled route between Yerevan and Tbilisi on M-16/H-26 from Azatamut through Jujevan to the Georgian border.
U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found. The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review “A Safe Trip Abroad,” which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Armenia enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the U.S. Embassy. We invite you to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and encourage you to visit our website to subscribe to our “Messages for U.S. Citizens” RSS Feed. You can also download our free Smart Traveler app, available through the iTunes store and the Google Play store, for travel information at your fingertips.
The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan is located at 1 American Avenue, tel. 10-46-47-00 and fax 10-46-47-42. The Consular Section is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., with time reserved for U. S. citizen services from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for official U.S. Embassy holidays. For more information, see the Embassy’s website. For after-hour emergencies please call (374-10) 49-44-44.