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UAE-Armenia visa-free travel for multiple nationalities: Check full list

UAE-Armenia visa-free travel for multiple nationalities: Check full list

Armenia’s close proximity and lack of extensive visa requirements make it a popular holiday destination for those residing in the UAE

Armenia-UAE visa free travel

The UAE and Armenia announced a visa-free regime agreement during the recent visit of Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan to the country.

The announcement was made by the deputy foreign minister Vahan Kostanyan on Twitter.

“FM Ararat Mirzoyan’s official visit to UAE was marked with a signing ceremony to lift the visa regime for the citizens of Armenia and UAE,” Kostanyan said.

The Armenian envoy met with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed prospects for cooperation across economic, investment, developmental, tourism and educational sectors.

Visa free travel to Armenia

UAE citizens do not require a visa to travel to Armenia, as per the country’s foreign ministry website. With Yerevan just a three-hour flight from Dubai International Airport, many UAE citizens take advantage of the short distance to travel to the picturesque destination during long weekends and holidays.

Many UAE residents too do not require a visa to travel to the country. Indian nationals living and working in the UAE can avail of a visa on arrival if they have a valid UAE visa or Emirates ID. Similarly, the nationals of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Egypt living and working in the UAE only need a UAE visa or Emirates ID at the border to enter the country.

Check for visa requirements

Depending on your nationality and residence permit, you can travel to Armenia visa-free, or get a visa on arrival, apply for an eVisa or through the consulate.
• Visit the website –
• Enter your nationality and select your passport type.
• Check the website for visas you are eligible for

You can also check the list of countries with which Armenia has a visa-free regime due to bilateral and multilateral agreements here.

Additionally, Georgia and Azerbaijan – are very popular tourist destinations among UAE residents as thousands of people fly to these two destinations every month. The visa-free entry for the UAE nationals and some other expat nationalities will boost tourism and trade between the two countries. Local airlines such as flydubai, operate flights to the Armenian capital Yerevan and also launch special promotions on this route.

UAE exempts citizens of Armenia from pre-entry visas

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a protocol amending a Memorandum of Understanding to waive pre-entry visas between the UAE and Armenia for stays of up to 90 days, facilitating the movement of citizens of the two countries, as per state news agency WAM.

Under the protocol, the amendment added special, official and ordinary passports for both countries, provided that the protocol will enter into force after the exchange of diplomatic notifications between the two countries in the coming months.

The signing ceremony was attended by Khaled Abdullah Belhoul, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Karen Grigorian, Ambassador of Armenia to the UAE.

Belhoul reiterated that the decision demonstrates the strength of relations between the UAE and Armenia. It is in line with the aspirations and directives of the leadership of both countries to further develop relations that will contribute to mutual goals and interests.

He added that this is the result of diplomatic efforts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enhance the UAE’s position globally, in line with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ strategy 2023-2026.

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