Money & duty free for Armenia

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Armenian Dram (AMD) = 100 luma. Dram notes are printed in denominations of AMD50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations of AMD500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10.

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Credit cards:

Major credit cards are accepted in most cities. There are ATMs in major cities.
ATM:

There are ATMs in major cities.

Travellers cheques:

These are accepted in a few shops and hotels. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars.

Banking hours:

Mon-Fri 0900-1500. Exchange offices are open until midnight and also operate at weekends and on public holidays.

Currency restriction:

Individuals can import and export the cash equivalent of 15,000.

Currency exchange:

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airports, banks and most hotels and shops during normal opening hours.

US Dollars are the most widely recognised foreign currency. Visitors using the national currency are advised to carry plenty of small change as some shops and, particularly markets, may be unable to accept large denominations.

Armenia duty free

The following goods may be imported into Armenia by persons over 18 years of age without incurring customs duty:

400 cigarettes.
2L or one bottle of alcoholic beverage.
5kg of perfume (or perfume to the value of US$500).
Other goods up to the amount of US$500, for personal use only.

It is advisable to declare valuables on arrival.

Banned imports:

Weapons and ammunition, narcotics, pornography, fruit and vegetables (without proper documents).

Banned exports:

Weapons, ammunition, narcotics, pornography, fruit and vegetables (without proper documents), works of art and antiques (unless permission has been granted by the Ministry of Culture). An export tax of approximately US$10 is payable on each item. Contact the Embassy for further information (see Contact Addresses).