Traveling to Georgia during COVID-19: What you need to know before you go

(CNN) – If you are planning to Travel As for Georgia, here’s what you need to know and expect if you want to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

the basics

Georgia has opened back tourism to citizens of any country, as long as they have not been fully vaccinated, or have been partially vaccinated after a COVID-19 infection. Arrivals without vaccination are also allowed from a limited number of countries.

What’s on offer in Georgia

Straddling the border between Europe and Asia, Georgia is one of the most exciting countries in the region. With a strong cultural scene, Tbilisi is one of the world’s great capital cities; Kutaisi, where many flights land, has a storied history; And in between are jaw-dropping landscapes and remote mountainous regions where time seems to stand still.

who can go

Fully vaccinated citizens of any country, or those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and have been partially vaccinated, are allowed unrestricted entry.

Entry, with restrictions, is also permitted without vaccination from the following countries: all EU member states, Israel, Turkey, Switzerland, Norway, USA, Canada, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Armenia, Azebaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, China, Japan, Korea, Oman, Monaco, Iceland, Serbia, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Andorra, Albania, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon.

What are the restrictions?

All vaccinated people must submit proof of a complete vaccination cycle, or recovery from COVID within 100 days, along with the initial vaccination.

Those arriving via land or sea must also submit a negative PCR test in Georgian, English or Russian within 72 hours of arrival. Children under the age of 10 are exempted from the test requirement.

For non-vaccinated arrivals from the countries listed above, restrictions are strict. They must travel directly to Georgia without any stop-offs or transit. On arrival at the border they will have to submit a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival, and undergo another PCR test on the third day. they also have to fill a contact tracing form,

What is the status of Kovid-19?

As of November 26, there have been over 825,000 cases and over 11,000 deaths. About 28% of the population has been vaccinated.

what visitors can expect

Face masks should be worn on public transport and in all indoor public places. Fines are imposed on those who do not comply. There are no curfews or travel restrictions.

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