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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Georgia
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Georgia
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Abkhazia and South Ossetia


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundBorder restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions (air, land and sea borders, flight restrictions etc.)
- Limited commercial air traffic has resumed.
- Land and sea borders are open.

Further details:

Land and sea borders have reopened. Those travelling from India or who have been in India in the last 14 days have special requirements (see section below).


The permitted countries are (direct flights must be taken from these countries, including any transits through countries en route): European Union member states, Israel, Turkey, Switzerland, Norway, USA, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Japan, Canada, Kuwait, China, South Korea, Moldova and Oman. Complete entry procedure can be found at these official Georgian government sources:
• https://mfa.gov.ge/MainNav/CoVID-19-sakitkhebi/sazgvris-kvetis-regulaciebi.aspx?lang=en-US
• https://www.geoconsul.gov.ge/en/newsFeed/nId/247
(Until further notice)
Entry rules
• Inbound travel for local nationals / residents
- Georgia nationals and residents are allowed to enter

• Inbound travel for “third country” nationals
- E-visa services are suspended
- Foreign nationals are permitted entry by air, land or sea if they have proof of any two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine) are allowed to enter
- Unvaccinated Citizens or residents of European Union member states, Israel, Turkey, Switzerland, Norway, USA, Canada, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Japan, Kuwait, China, South Korea, Moldova and Oman are allowed to enter

The following categories of travellers are allowed to enter regardless of their vaccination status:
- Representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited to Georgia and their family members
- Family members of Georgian citizens, despite their nationality
- Individuals who have been granted the status of stateless person by the respective authorities of Georgia;
- Individuals having a refugee status in Georgia;
- Humanitarian mission members, if a trip of such mission (doctors, volunteers, etc.) to Georgia is a necessity
- Individuals with a neutral ID card and / or a neutral travel document
- Members of official delegations (exception is granted on a case-to-case basis)
- Drivers involved in international road freight transport; international rail transport personnel involved in the carriage of goods by rail; or members of aircraft crew.

Travellers coming directly from India or who have been in India in the last 14 days are required to present a PCR and quarantine (see below).
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
Vaccinated travellers: Foreign citizens arriving by air may be unconditionally admitted to Georgia if they present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate confirming receipt of two full doses of the vaccine (or one dose in the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
Travellers coming from India - or anyone who has been in India within the last 14 days, irrespective of vaccination status - must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours.
Vaccinated travelers entering via land or sea borders must present BOTH proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test result conducted 72 hours or less before arrival in Georgia. No follow-up PCR test in required.

Unvaccinated travellers: Present a negative PCR test conducted within the previous 72 hours prior to arriving in Georgia; on the third day after their arrival in Georgia take a secondary PCR test at one's own expense.
(until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
- Unvaccinated Georgian citizens must self-quarantine for eight days, or take a PCR test on day 3 to end the quarantine period.
- All individuals who have travelled to India (regardless of citizenship and vaccination status) within the last 14 days will be placed in mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon entry.
(until further notice)
Documentation required
All travellers eligible to enter the country ahead of the travel must complete the special application form based on the purpose of their trip - https://stopcov.ge/en/Protocol , indicating the travel history over the last 14 days, and provide contact details (address, phone number, email etc.).
(until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? Yes
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
OutboundBorder restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
- n/a
(Until further notice)
Exiting Georgia via Sarpi border crossing to Turkey is possible, however will subject to Turkish immigration restrictions, health screening and quarantine regulation.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticCurfews and lockdowns
A nationwide curfew is in place from 23.00 to 04.00.
(Until further notice)

Restrictions on businesses
• What restrictions are placed on operating businesses?
- Music venues and indoor and outdoor markets have resumed nationwide during weekdays, but remain suspended during weekends.
- Many businesses and services, including museums, libraries, catering establishments, fitness centers and theatres have been permitted to reopen subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements.


(Until further notice)

Restrictions on internal travel
• What restrictions are in place
- All movement including vehicular and walking is suspended.
- Police checkpoints have been erected near the villages of Igoeti, Samtavisi and Kvemo Chala (Kaspi municipality), which may include on-site thermal screening and testing. Movement to and from the aforementioned localities is not restricted.
• Exemptions
Exceptions are made for essential needs (medical services, etc).
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? Yes
• Entry restrictions? Yes
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Georgia

COVID-19 information for Georgia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The travel security environment is generally stable, with the exception of the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which have remained outside the control of the central government and under the de facto control of Russia since the 2008 war. Travel to South Ossetia and Abkhazia, as well as their immediate border areas, should be avoided. Elsewhere in the country, opportunistic street crime poses the main risk to foreign personnel.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Georgia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioProof of polio vaccination is required for entry
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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