Information & Facts
Armenian is the official language, and it has its own
alphabet. Russian is widely spoken and English is becoming more
The official currency of Armenia is the Dram (AMD), which is
divided into 100 lumas. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks
as well as many hotels, with US dollars the most widely recognised
and easily changed, although notes should be in good condition.
Credit cards are not widely accepted other than in some large
hotels and restaurants. Travellers cheques should be in US dollars
to avoid additional charges and there are few ATMs in Yerevan,
including HSBC. It is advisable to carry plenty of small change in
local currency as shops and markets will often not have change.
Local time in Armenia is GMT +4.