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Armenia Shopping, Embassy and Communication




The official language is Armenian (96%), one of the oldest cultural languages ​​in the world. Russian (2%) and Kurdish are also spoken. However, Russian is now rarely used.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/06/2022 Armenian Orthodox Christmas

03/08/2022 International Women’s Day

07.04.2022 Mother’s Day and Beauty Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/24/2022 Day of remembrance for the victims of the genocide

05/09/2022 Victory Day and Peace Day

05/28/2022 First Republic Day

05.07.2022 Constitution Day

09/21/2022 Independence Day

07.12.2022 Earthquake Remembrance Day

12/31/2022 New Year’s Eve


Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Armenia duty-free in hand luggage (persons over 18 years of age): 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco products/tobacco; 2 l of alcoholic beverages or wine or 1 bottle that has a capacity of more than 2 l; perfume for personal use; Other goods for personal use up to a value of €500 and a total weight of up to 25 kg (by land) or up to a value of €10,000 and a total weight of up to 50 kg (by air). Valuable items (computers, cameras, jewellery, etc.) must be declared upon entry so that there are no problems with the export. The declaration form should be kept well.

Export Restrictions

An export permit from the Ministry of Culture is required for works of art. There is a ban on the export of particularly valuable antiques and cultural goods.

Prohibited Imports

Pornographic material and narcotics. More information is available from

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia
16 Parc du Château-Banquet
+41 (0)22 320 11 00.

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00. Consular Dept.: Mon-Thurs 10.00-12.00; 3pm-6pm (telephone inquiries).

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia
Hadikgasse 28
+43 (0)1 522 74 79 100, +43 (0)1 890 63 63. Consular Dept.: +43 (0)1 522 74 79 103.

Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00. Consular Dept.: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm (telephone inquiries).

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia

Honorary consulates in Frankfurt/M., Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Magdeburg and Munich.

Nussbaumallee 4
+49 (0)30 40 50 91 10. Consular Dept.: +49 (0)30 40 50 91 16.
http://www.germany.mfa. at the

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular Dept.: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thu 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (telephone inquiries).


Business etiquette

Business meetings tend to be quite formal. Appointments should be arranged in advance. Suit and tie or costumes are common. Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00.

Business contacts

Federation of German Industries (Eastern Committee of German Business) Breite Strasse 29, Berlin, Germany Tel. +49 (0)30 206 16 71 13. Website: Austrian Chamber of Commerce (foreign trade in Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe/Central Asia) Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1045 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43 (0)1 59 09 00 43 22, +43 (0)1 59 09 00 44 42. Website: United Economic Chambers c/o DPS Communications GmbH Kasernenstrasse 11, 8004 Zurich Tel. +41 (0)44 226 90 61. Website: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Armenia Khanjyan11, 0010 Yerevan, Armenia Tel. +374 (0)60 48 49 02, +374 (0) 10 56 01 84. Website: the



International direct dial to Yerevan and some regions. The national telephone company is called Armentel (Internet: Armentel uses international satellite connections for long-distance calls abroad and to circumvent the communication problems within the country. There are public payphones, over 90% of which are located in Yerevan. The telephone cards are available in post offices, among other places.

Mobile phone

According to, GSM 900 is used. The main mobile network providers are Armentel (Internet: and VivaCell (Internet:, whose service is almost nationwide. Mobile phones can be rented for a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 1 month from Rent a Phone (Internet: Prepaid cards are used for international calls.


Local Internet providers include Arminco (Internet: Internet cafes are numerous in Yerevan, some of which are open 24 hours a day. In addition to internet access, internet cafes in Armenia also offer faxing, scanning and photocopying facilities.

Post office

International postal traffic has improved greatly in recent years. The main post office is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 and is located on Republic Square. There is a branch at the corner of Abovyan Street and Sayat Nova Avenue in Yerevan. In post offices you can change money, make phone calls, buy postcards and telephone cards and send or receive mail. International couriers support the national postal system.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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