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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Georgia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Georgia

Local Situation: 3.6 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Georgia. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Georgia shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Georgia), the Advisory Index is 3.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Russia (3.8), Turkey (3.8), Armenia with 3.6 and Azerbaijan with 3.3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Georgia

There are currently 5,552 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 28 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 3.6 out of 5.0.

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 onödiga resor till Abchazien och Sydossetien. Resor till dessa områden är endast möjliga med särskilt tillstånd av inrikesministeriet i Georgien.

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: United States

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Reconsider travel to Georgia due to COVID-19. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Georgia due to COVID-19. Improved conditions ...

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

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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Regular international passenger flights remain suspended and Georgia's borders are closed to all foreign nationals, apart from citizens or residents of France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. If you wish to depart Georgia, limited flight options are available. See travel for details. Most internal restrictions in response to COVID-19, including bans ...

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 August 7th 2020

The total rating for Georgia changed from 3.0 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States 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 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 3,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Georgia.

Is it safe to travel Georgia in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,6) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Georgia. Maybe pick another location.

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 5,552 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 28 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.