The ceremonies are arranged on the day of funeral, the next day, on the 7th day, the 40th day and the anniversary of death. The holiday called “Trndez” is celebrated in the end of winter.This holiday came from pagan times of fire worshiping.Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: Although Armenia signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007, Armenian authorities have yet to enforce it.Facilities with accommodations for individuals with disabilities are nonexistent. Most prescription medications are available, but quality varies.Vehicle break-ins and theft are the most common crimes. Victims of domestic violence may contact the Women’s Rights Center at (374) 10-542-828 or (0800) 80-850, 24 hours a day.Police indicate that there is a criminal group in Yerevan that targets foreigners and burglarizes rented apartments when the victims are away. See the Department of State and the FBI pages for information on scams. Embassy at ( 374) 10-464-700 to report your situation. Other resources include the Women’s Support Center at (374) 099-887-808, and the Light House shelter at (374) 93-327-834; (374) 43-500-503 or “20-80”, preferably during business hours because of lack of fluent English speakers.A prescription for medical marijuana may not protect you from prosecution.
citizens are allowed visa-free entry to Armenia for up to 180 days per year.Police were unresponsive to reports of abuses against the LGBTI community and at times, themselves mistreated LGBTI persons.See our LGBTI travel information page and section six of our Human Rights Report for further details.Victims of Crime: Report crimes and all requests for emergency services by dialing 911 where English speaking operators are available. Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime. In case of sexual violence, victims may contact the Women’s Resource Center at (374) 077-991-280 and (0800) 01-280, from AM to midnight.For further information: Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws.