Yerevan - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

Air quality is very bad all winter long - like Beijing bad - and it does impact the ability to do anything outdoors. Embassy houses have air filters, most times, the indicator is red, which means that the air inside the house is unhealthy. - Aug 2021


Air quality can be bad in the winter. I am constantly cleaning my windowsills and wiping away black dust. A lot of burning of trash and other things takes place during the winter. It is a poor country so people burn what they can to keep warm. - May 2021


Air quality is decent, with some bad days. You can generally tell by looking at Mount Ararat; on a clear day there's a great view of the mountain. Some days, you can hardly see the top of it. - Mar 2017


Air quality is good. - Oct 2014


In Yerevan, it's moderate to unhealthy. The cars run on cheap gasoline. Though it's over 3,000 feet high, Yerevan sits in a valley and the dust and pollution frequent settle in the air. Once you leave Yerevan, the air quality improves. - Sep 2011


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