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Yerevan



Are there personal security concerns to be aware of at this post? Please describe.

Due to occasional demonstrations downtown, usually in Freedom Square or Republic Square, you should maintain personal awareness of your surroundings. It's generally very safe to walk the city, even at night in the less well maintained parts. - Mar 27, 2017
Although three of the four borders are closed to us - the border to Iran is open, but not for Americans - the country is extremely safe. There are occasional incidents, of course, but they are few to the point that we are often lax. - Oct 15, 2014
Not really, other than traffic. Driving habits here are poor and quite dangerous with little concern for pedestrians. Need to be alert when crossing the street. - Sep 19, 2011
Very few. Yerevan is a very safe city for living or walking around. - Oct 14, 2009
Tough in a difficult neighborhood, I find there aren't many security issues with Yerevan. I know of a couple of instances where folks who left a laptop or other valuables in plain site in the back seat of their car were victims of smash and grabs. The Embassy keeps a close eye on its residences by clustering most of its housing and through RSO's mobile patrol. Urban common sense sees most through fine. At the macro level, there is occasional sniper fire across the Armenia-Azerbaijan border; though I understand a good number of diaspora travel back and forth each summer, Nagorno-Karabakh is off limits to USG personnel. - Jul 26, 2008
Almost none compared to any other city I've lived in. It's among the safest in the world. - Jan 9, 2008