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Welcome to

Yerevan


 “Public Awareness, Innovation and Information Technologies” 4thInternational Conference dated 13, 14 December 2016


General information about Armenia

In Armenia, as in many countries in the region, people are very hospitable and friendly. Armenians enjoy social activities, meeting and talking with foreigners. It is not unusual to strike up a conversation with a taxi driver, shopkeeper, and others in general, and be asked where you are from and what brought you to Armenia. It is wiser however to keep the conversation simple and avoid sensitive topics. As in any situation, use common sense and instincts. More information on Armenia may be consulted at http://www.armeniapedia.orghttp://republicofarmenia.com/

Meeting venue: ''Ani Plaza Hotel''

https://anihotel.com/

 

Accommodation and registration

Ani Plaza Hotel is located on in the crossroad of Sayat-Nova and Abovyan streets and presently is one of the hotels with greatest number of rooms among 4-star and 5-star hotels in Yerevan (170 rooms). Ani Plaza hotel is a preferred hotel for group travelers and individual-business and leisure medium budgeted travelers. The main selling features of the hotel are moderate room-rates that include breakfast, the excellent reception desk and the lobby area, experienced hotel-staff and good service. The price per night for standard single room incl. breakfast is 35.000 AMD and the price for junior room is 40.000 AMD.

Suggested alternative accommodation:

Best Western Congress Hotel - The price per night for standard single room incl. breakfast is 50.200 AMD and the price for double room is 68.400 AMD.

http://www.congresshotelyerevan.com/bestwestern/index.php

Hyatt Place Hotel - The price per night for standard single room incl. breakfast is 60.000 AMD and the price for double room is 72.000AMD.

http://yerevan.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html

Armenia Marriott Hotel – The price per night started from 91.000 AMD.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/evnmc-armenia-marriott-hotel-yerevan/


Types of Armenian Visas

Visitor visa - A visitor visa is issued when a foreigner intends to enter the Republic of Armenia for the purposes of tourism, visiting relatives or other persons, business, transportation and other professional interest, medical treatment or other short-term stay. Visitor visa is issued for a single entry or for multiple entries with validity of one year.

Official visa – for holders of Official or Service Passports

  • multiple entries visas for non-diplomatic employees of foreign diplomatic representations or international organizations and their families with validity of 3 years
  • single entry visa or multiple entries visa with validity of 1 year for foreign officials who arrive to Armenia upon invitation of Armenian authorities or foreign diplomatic representations or international organizations
  • single entry visa or multiple entries visa with validity of 1 year for members of official delegations holding ordinary passports

Diplomatic visa – for holders of diplomatic passports and for the persons with diplomatic status

  • multiple entries visas for employees of foreign diplomatic representations or international organizations and their families with validity of 3 years
  • single entry visa or multiple entries visa with validity of 1 year for members of official delegations, their families as well as other officials
  • single entry visa for 120 days if arriving to Armenia for non-official purposes

Transit visa – single entry visa or multiple entries visa with validity of 1 year with stay in Armenia for no more than 3 days and with possibility to extend maximum for 4 days

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia issues and extends Official and Diplomatic visas, as well as issues e-visas. Visitor and Transit visas are issued and extended by the Passport and Visa Department of the Police of Armenia.

Armenian visas are issued for maximum 120 days with possibility to extend for another 60 days if no other term is defined by international agreements of the Republic of Armenia.

http://mfa.am/en/visa/

Exchange rate (08.12.2016)









Language

The official language is Armenian. However, 99% of Armenians are fluent in Russian and use it on the same level as their native language. Most of the population is fluent in English.

 

Telephone/GSM Operators

If you plan to make numerous calls and/or need to be reached at all times, one alternative is to carry your GSM mobile phone. You can easily obtain cellular postpaid or prepaid cards. At present there are three GSM operators: Beeline (http://www.beeline.am), VivaCell (http://www.vivacell.am) and Ucom (https://www.ucom.am/hy/personal/)There are also distance call cards which are available in most of the stores.

 

Transportation

Public transportation is available through the whole city. There are buses and minivans for various destinations. The price for each destination is AMD 100.
Taxis are cheap, widely used and available throughout Armenia. Most of the taxis are provided with taxi meters, 1km=100-150 AMD.


Contact persons

Questions about the conference

 Nana Gndoyan (  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   ; +374 10 317720, +374 55 476053)


Questions about hotel and other logistics

 ZaruhiSkhtoryan(   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; + 37410317753, + 374 94 557062)