Georgia Coronavirus - Travel Advice
Last updated: October 15, 2021
Georgia and Coronavirus
On September 13, municipal public transport resumed and a vaccination lottery was launched in which cash prizes for both partially and fully vaccinated individuals will be drawn on a random basis. The raffle will be held daily as well as weekly.
The following restrictions remain in force in Georgia indefinitely:
- All festivals, entertainment events, concerts and sports competitions will be suspended;
- Children's entertainment centers will operate under additional restrictions;
- All eateries must close at 10 pm;
- Employees of public agencies must work remotely if possible, and employees of private companies are encouraged to do the same;
- Brigades staffed by military physicians will help with the vaccination campaign in order to expedite the process. Despite restrictions on municipal transport, regular transportation to vaccination facilities has been guaranteed.
Wearing a face mask outdoors is now mandatory, and masks are still required in enclosed spaces, on public transport and at bus and metro stops. Cafes and restaurants may serve guests both indoors and outdoors every day during approved hours (see above).
A moratorium has been placed on weddings, nightclubs and other social events until COVID cases begin to subside. Shopping malls, salons, fitness centers, entertainment venues and other businesses remain open but must adhere to social distancing regulations.
Currently AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sinopharm and Sinovac are available in the country, while a registration portal allows people to sign up for their second dose at any local facility 4-12 weeks after their first vaccination. To date, more than a million people have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine, and nearly 900,000 people, or 30% of the adult population, have been fully vaccinated in Georgia.
Georgia Covid-19 Entry Requirements
Tbilisi and Kutaisi International Airports now receives multiple regular flights from Europe, Istanbul, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Amman and Central Asian capitals. Land borders are open, and the Georgian Railway has resumed the Tbilisi-Yerevan-Tbilisi train to Armenia, which runs every day. Negotiations are also underway with Azerbaijani Railways for the Tbilisi-Baku-Tbilisi route, which will be reinstated as soon as Azerbaijan’s land border is reopened.
Citizens and permanent residents of the following countries are permitted to enter Georgia or transit through by air, land or sea without a vaccination certificate, provided they arrive from their passport or host country (transit through third countries will be permitted):
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
In order to enter, a negative PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before arrival must be submitted at the border checkpoint or flight check-in.
Citizens from all other countries can enter Georgia by air if they provide a vaccination certificate and by land or sea if they provide both a vaccination certificate and a negative PCR test performed in the last 72 hours. Persons who have been infected with COVID and have been immunized with the first dose of any approved vaccine will also be permitted entry.
All children (regardless of nationality) who are under the age of 10 and arriving to Georgia by air, land or sea are not required to submit a negative PCR test or to take a PCR exam on the 3rd day after crossing the border.
Before crossing the border, all travelers must fill out an electronic form indicating the history of their last 14 days of travel, the locations they will be visiting in Georgia and their contact information. Anyone who does not have a vaccination certificate will be required to take another PCR test at their own expense on the 3rd day after entering Georgia, and the results must be submitted when departing the country. Travelers will be provided with a list of up to 50 laboratories across the country where they can receive this PCR test.
Georgia Quarantine Rules
No self-quarantine is required upon arrival, with the exception of individuals who have been in India in the past 14 days, who will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at their own expense. In this instance, a PCR test on the 3rd day will not be required.
Please keep in mind that the current Georgia covid-19 travel restrictions are subject to change, and therefore we recommend that you double-check the details and latest Georgia travel advice before planning your trip.
In case of being in contact with the COVID-infected person, the visitor can notify 112 emergency response center and will be receiving relevant instructions on the required self-isolation or testing procedures accordingly.
In case of identied contact with the COVID-infected person, the visitor will be contacted by the epidemiologist and informed of the requirement for self-isolation.
An alternative to self-isolation - possibility of undergoing the testing procedure every 72 hours timeline while staying in Georgia (the maximum period for mandatory testing procedure equals 12 days).
In case of necessity, it will be possible to stay at a quarantine hotel (expenses for accommodation and meals per person
equals appr. 80-120 GEL).