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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Georgia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Georgia

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Georgia. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Georgia shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Georgia), the Advisory Index is 3.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Turkey (3.6), Russia (3.4), Azerbaijan with 3.3 and Armenia with 3.2 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Georgia

There are currently 963 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Georgia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 15 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Georgia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Georgia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Georgia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Georgia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Georgia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: The Russian-occupied regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia due to risk of crime, civil unrest, and landmines. Read the ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/georgia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Georgien är ett relativt tryggt resmål. Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga till Abchazien och Sydossetien. Man måste ha ett särskilt tillstånd av det georgiska inrikesministeriet för att resa till utbrytarregionerna.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/GE

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/georgia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Georgia's borders are closed to all foreign nationals and regular passenger flights are suspended. Most internal restrictions in response to COVID-19, including bans on entering and exiting major cities, have been lifted. Additional restrictions may be implemented at short notice and fines may be imposed for violations of new restrictions. If you wish to ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/georgia

Individual rating changes for Georgia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Georgia. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Georgia changed from 3.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Georgia with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Georgia changed from 2.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Georgia to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Georgia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Georgia changed from 1.3 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Georgia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Georgia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Georgia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Georgia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Georgia with a rating of 2.0.

About Georgia

Georgia with its capital Tbilisi is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly smaller than South Carolina (69,700 km²). The country is located Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia, with a sliver of land north of the Caucasus extending into Europe. The climate can be described as warm and pleasant; Mediterranean-like on Black Sea coast. The landscape is largely mountainous with Great Caucasus Mountains in the north and Lesser Caucasus Mountains in the south; Kolkhet'is Dablobi (Kolkhida Lowland) opens to the Black Sea in the west; Mtkvari River Basin in the east; good soils in river valley flood plains, foothills of Kolkhida Lowland. With a population of about 4.63 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Tbilisi
Population about 4.63 million
Size 69.700 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than South Carolina
Common languages Azerbaijani, Armenian, Georgian, Russian
Currency Lari (short: GEL)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +995
Internet Top Level Domain .ge
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GEO
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 268

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Georgia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution
  • heavy pollution of Mtkvari River and the Black Sea
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • particularly in Rust'avi
  • soil pollution from toxic chemicals

Natural hazzards

  • earthquakes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Georgia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. copper
  3. electrical appliances
  4. gold
  5. machine tools
  6. manganese
  7. mining
  8. steel
  9. wine
  10. wood products

Agriculture products

  1. citrus
  2. grapes
  3. hazelnuts
  4. livestock
  5. tea
  6. vegetables

Georgian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Georgia.

Export products

  1. copper ores
  2. ferro-alloys
  3. fertilizers
  4. gold
  5. nuts
  6. scrap metal
  7. vehicles

Import products

  1. fuels
  2. grain
  3. machinery
  4. other foods
  5. parts
  6. pharmaceuticals
  7. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Georgia?

Georgia is currently rated at 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Georgia.

Is it safe to travel Georgia in 2020?

Visiting the country Georgia is usually fine. The score is at 3,0 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Georgia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Georgia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Georgia?

There are currently 963 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Georgia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 15 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Georgia.

What is the size of Georgia?

Georgia has a size of 69,700 km² or 26,911 mi² which is slightly smaller than South Carolina.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.