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Travel advise: payments in Armenia
Jet off well-informed to Armenia. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Armenia.
Paying with an international credit or debit card in Armenia is only possible in the large international hotels, big stores, brand shops and upscale restaurants in Armenia’s capital Yerevan.
Most of the local shops accept only cash. This is especially the case in the regions outside Yerevan and Gyumri.
If you are going to pay by card in Armenia: Be aware of significant card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments in Armenian Dram: Your bank’s AMD to GBP exchange rate may be dramatically bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in Transcaucasia, it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Most certainly so. Card payments are not widely accepted in Armenia and you’ll need cash for most of your everyday purchases in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
Prices in Armenia are generally very low: On average 48% cheaper than prices in the UK. For a coffee in a cafe in Yerevan, the price is around 1000 AMD.
The cost for a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant is in the area of 7,000-10,000 AMD.
There isn’t yet a culture of tipping in Armenia. However, with more tourists coming to the country, some areas of Yerevin are now seeing tipping in restaurants as a new normal.
If you are happy about the service, you can add an extra 10% to 15% to the bill, in cash.
Banknotes in Armenia
A new set of Armenian Dram banknotes, the 3rd Series, was introduced in 2018. These banknotes circulate alongside the 2nd Series banknotes.
Armenian Dram banknotes in circulation are the following denominations: 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000 and 100000 AMD.
Coins in Armenia
Armenian coins range from 10 drams to 500 drams.
Armenia’s currency import and export regulations
There are no currency restrictions in Armenia, but travelers who carry over $10,000 USD worth of currency must make a declaration when entering or exiting Armenia.
Ordering Armenian Dram online
Order Armenian Dram online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Armenian Dram online.
Selling back Armenian Dram
If you have Armenian Dram to sell, follow this link to exchange Armenian Dram to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘AMD Armenian Dram’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Armenian Dram.