Georgia is open to tourists from a few countries and all vaccinated travelers

Georgia is open for tourists from selected countries and returning nationals. All visitors must send a negative PCR test done 72 hours before departure and isolate themselves for 8 days.

Vaccinated travelers from all countries can enter Georgia without any restrictions. To obtain entry, they need to present a document confirming the full course (two doses) of any vaccination COVID-19.

In addition, the country is implementing the new “Georgian work”Program that allows remote workers from 95 countries to live and remain in the territory.

Georgia reopening – latest updates

Mountains in Northern Georgia
Mountains in Northern Georgia

March 20 – Georgia eases blocking restrictions

A few weeks ago, the country decided to allow entry of all types of travelers with proof of vaccination against COVID-19 issued two weeks before arrival in Georgia. This benefit applies only to travelers arriving by plane.

As of March 8, the new Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili allowed the reopening of hotels in ski resorts. Meals in restaurants, museums and libraries were also able to reopen.

Public participation in the events is scheduled to resume on April 1st.

February 15 – Launch of Vaccination

Georgia is expected to receive 29,250 doses of the Pfizer vaccine between mid and late February. These vaccines will be administered to healthcare professionals at an early stage in the implementation of the vaccination.

The country plans to vaccinate 700,000 Georgians by September.

December 9 – Georgia reopens for remote workers from 95 countries

Georgia is now allowing visitors and new residents in some special type of visas. Business travelers, residents of EU countries and foreign students can apply for these.

Remote workers from 95 countries can also apply for work visas on public holidays. To do this, applicants must earn at least $ 2,000 a month and be willing to pay Georgia taxes.

If you are interested, fill out the form on here.

Which flights operate to Georgia now?

Georgia airport

All international flights to and from Georgia resumed on February 1.

Which countries are allowed to enter Georgia?

Citizens and holders of residence permits from the following countries and territories can enter georgia through the air. They must present proof of negative results of the PCR COVID-19 test, observe a 14-day quarantine and, on the 3rd day of hospitalization, perform the additional PCR test on their own.

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Member States of the European Union
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Peru
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan

What if I am not on the list of allowed or prohibited countries? Do I still have permission to enter?

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The other countries are allowed entry for commercial purposes only. Just fill out the special form for business travelers (link on here)

How is the situation with COVID-19 in Georgia?

Georgia is close to overcoming the second wave of Covid-19. As of March 20, the country confirmed 276,796 positive cases and 3,683 total deaths.

Diagnostic tests are being carried out as soon as doctors suspect a case of coronavirus. Both the diagnosis and the test for residents and residents are entirely funded by the government.

What places are open for tourism in Georgia?

Georgia reopens for tourists - current travel restrictions

Not as many as we would like to tell you, but you can go to places that have been allowed to reopen if they implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These places are,

  • Swimming pools and gyms
  • Restaurants and hotels (you must wear a mask when moving around the house)
  • Sports and cultural events with limited capacity (200 people)
  • Indoor cinemas
  • Movie theaters
  • Bars
  • Summer camp
  • You can also go outdoors to exercise, walk and cycle, as long as you follow the rules of social distance.

What activities are currently prohibited?

We regret to inform you that jubilees, weddings, celebrations in general and other religious or ritual events remain prohibited.

The government will announce additional and perhaps more difficult restrictions, depending on the development of the second wave of COVID-19 infection. So keep in touch for updates.

Related:
– Russia has reopened to 11 countries
– Turkey – New travel restrictions

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