Why carry an IDP while driving in Armenia?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Armenia highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Armenia
Winter conditions in Armenia are challenging. Avoid travelling from November to February. If you must travel during these months, be sure to have winter tires on all wheels. Snow chains are required in snow-filled roads. Keep your emergency kit handy. As long as you do these things in order, you are good to go. Explore the rich history of Armenia. Visit ancient ruins and churches by driving your own car. Be sure to check traffic laws before heading out.
Important Reminders for driving in Armenia:
- Armenia is a right-hand driving country.
- The minimum driving age is 18 years old.
- While driving, a driver and all passengers in the car must wear seat belts.
- Hands-free is a must. Keep your phone away unless it is hands-free.
- Do not drink and drive. Armenia does not tolerate drunk driving.
- The speed limit is 20 km/h in urban areas, 60 km/h in rural roads and 110 km/h on highways.
- Car insurance is a must.
- Dipped headlights at all times.
- Be sure to keep fire extinguisher, reflector vest, early warning device and first aid kit in your car.
Additional infromation for driving in Armenia
Winter tyres will be needed in winter and the use of snow chains could be needed if you are travelling in mountainous roads. Be cautious when travelling through towns at night. Drive with extra care as some roads are in poor condition. The far-right lane can be used for parking. A 4×4 could be needed if you are planning on driving in more remote parts of the country.
Driving in Armenia in the Winter
Winter condition in Armenia is challenging. Avoid travelling from November to February. If you must travel during these months, be sure to have winter tires on all wheels. Snow chains are required in snow-filled roads. Keep your emergency kit handy. As long as you these things in order, you are good to go.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
How to get your IDP
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