At the entrance on the Republic Armenia, all drivers of vehicles registered in other states must pay for using Armenian motorways. If vehicles are in the Republic Armenia more than 15 days, for each next 15 days (or shorter term) of using the motorways drivers must give a new payment. If a payment delays, the fine is collected from payers.
To get in Armenia by a car, a foreign driver must have a passport, a valid driver license and International driving permit
, and car registration documents. Armenia is not included into a number of countries in which the system of the International insurance – Green Card – operates. Foreign visitors may drive in Armenia with their International driving permits and domestic driver licenses.
The main road traffic rules:
- Traffic moves on the right hand side.
- The minimum driving age for a car is 18 years.
- The speed limits are: in the built up areas – 60 km/h, outside the built up areas – 90 km/h. on motorways – 110 km/h. in the residential areas, the speed limit is 20 km/h.
- The most admissible blood alcohol level is 0.0 ‰.
- It is obligatory to have insurance of the car and a civil liability.
- The passing beam should be turned on at night and in the conditions of the poor visibility caused by bad weather.
- On the front seat, it is forbidden to ride children under 12 years.
- A driver and passengers in front seats must wear the seat belts.
- Motorcyclists must wear helmets.
- During driving, it is possible to use of a cell phone only with the hands-free system.
- It is required to have in the car a warning triangle, first aid kit, and fire extinguisher.
- It is no permitted to cross the continuous white line in the middle of the road.
Armenian Driving Vocabulary
Armenian Road Traffic Signs
Armenian Vehicle Identification Signs
Driving Overseas - Short Information
- It is recommended to have while driving spare bulbs.
- In a case of travelling between November and February, it is a good idea to have winter tyres or snow chains. Winter travel can be hazardous, especially in mountain areas.
- Driving in towns at night should be especially cautious.
- Primary roads are frequently in a poor condition.
- Frequently, the far right lane is used for parking.