The Armenian passport is currently ranked 73rd place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 68 destinations. Giving it an overall medium-low mobility score. Armenian passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Brazil, Russia, China, and Panama. Armenian nationals require a visa to enter about 161 destinations in the world. Some of the destinations where a prior visa is required are the United States, the European Union and Japan.
The Armenia passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Armenia passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Armenia passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 34 Armenia passport visa-free countries, 33 Armenia visa-on-arrival countries, and 1 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Armenia passport holders can enter a total of 68 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Armenia passport ranks 73 in the world.
Separate from these Armenia visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 161 additional destinations in which Armenia passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
The Republic of Armenia is a former Soviet country. It consists of 11 administrative divisions. The country is situated in Southwestern Asia. Neighboring countries include Georgia, Turkey, Iran, and Azerbaijan. The most important administrative divisions are Yerevan, Armavir, and Ararat. Armenia has a surface area of 29,743 square kilometers. That is why is one of the smaller countries in Asia. Armenia is mostly mountainous with a dry highland continental climate.
The overall population is 3 million people. The capital of the country is Yerevan, which is also the most populous city. Other major cities are Armavir and Artashat. The largest airport is Zvartnots International Airport (EVN) with 3.3 million yearly passengers. The second largest is Shirak Airport (LWN) with 147,000 yearly passengers. Zvartnots Airport has excellent flight connections to the entire European Union and beyond.
Armenia’s culture has evolved over the course of the history of the country. Its religion is Armenian Apostolic. The official language is Armenian, though Russian is widely spoken. The legal system is the civil law. The government type is a parliamentary democracy. The head of government is the elected President Vahagn Khachaturyan and the Prime Minister is Nikol Pashinyan. The elections take place every 5 years and the president is elected indirectly by the assembly.
The official currency of the country is the Armenian dram (AMD) with the current exchange rate being AMD 403 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $23.7 billion. Its citizens have a per capita income of $8,008. The GDP is mostly made up of 2 key sectors, which are industry and agriculture. Armenia is famous for its brandy and wine, which is one of the biggest export products. Additionally, mining, silk, instruments, fruit, and livestock are important contributors to the economy. The GDP has grown significantly in the past years with yearly growth rates over 7%.
Armenia is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations and attractions. It is known for its picturesque medieval historic sites and different cultural facets. It had 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Some of the major destinations include the capital Yerevan, the Shikahogh state reserve, the lake Sevan, Mount Aragats, and the Arat distilleries. The nation has a total of approximately 1.9 million tourists visiting every year. Most tourists originate from Europe, Russia, and its surrounding countries. It is a very popular destination, especially for regional visitors.