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Boosting Tourist Arrivals

New visa policy facilitates visits to Armenia

eTN Staff Writer  Jun 12, 2009

In unprecedented steps to boost tourist arrivals, Armenia has introduced a new shorter-stay visa for guests.

Until recently, most visitors to the country could only obtain a 120-day visa at a cost of around US$40. The new legislation means that 21-day visas can also be obtained at the airport in Yerevan upon arrival at a cost of AMD 3000 or just over US$8.

Although the majority of visitors to Armenia do require visas, they are easy to obtain from Armenian embassies overseas, at the border points, and online as e-visas.

For more information, contact the Armenian Tourism Development Agency at

About ATDA

The Armenian Tourism Development Agency (ATDA) was established as the government’s tourism promotional arm in June 2001. In partnership with private businesses, it aims to market Armenia in local and international markets and create programs aiding the overall development of Armenia’s tourism industry.

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