Georgia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: A temperature screening is conducted upon arrival. If temperature is high, a PCR test will be conducted as well.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 26.04.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals of Georgia;
– spouses and children under 18 years of nationals of Georgia;
– British nationals and nationals of Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan if arriving from Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uzbekistan.
– residents of Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan if arriving from Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uzbekistan.
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The vaccination certificate must be in English and passengers must not have been in India in the past 14 days.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Georgia;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The vaccination certificate must be in English and passengers must not have been in India in the past 14 days.
3. Nationals of Georgia without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival are subject to self-isolation for 8 days.
4. Passengers must submit a pre-registration form at https://registration.gov.ge/pub/form/8_protocol_for_arrivals_in_georgia/tk6157/ .
5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. More details can be found at https://mfa.gov.ge/MainNav/CoVID-19-sakitkhebi/sazgvris-kvetis-regulaciebi.aspx?lang=en-US .
6. More details can be found at https://stopcov.ge/en and https://mfa.gov.ge/MainNav/CoVID-19-sakitkhebi/sazgvris-kvetis-regulaciebi.aspx?lang=en-US .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Foreign citizens from a limited number of countries are now allowed to enter Georgia by air under the following conditions:

(1) Unrestricted entry for citizens of any country who have documentary proof of having received a full course of COVID vaccination.

(2) Other travellers can enter Georgia dependent on submitting a travel history in advance and holding a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. You must take a further PCR test at your own expense on your third day in Georgia.

(3) Of particular relevance to UK citizens – following the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK, the Georgian Government announced that anyone entering Georgia who has been in the UK within the previous 14 days must undergo a mandatory 12-day quarantine. This requirement applies to all nationalities and all entry or visa routes. Full details are on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

Certain foreign citizens who seek to enter Georgia for a long-term visit of at least 6 months to work as a freelancer or self-employed, who will be required to apply online for advance permission to enter. For a first-hand account of how this works, check out this article on the remotely from Georgia program.

For foreign citizens who are permitted entry, most will face compulsory 8-12 day quarantine depending on where they have flown in from, an antigen rapid test and possibly a PCR test depending on the result of the first test. Arrangements for business travel are different.

Indian citizens and people flying in from India may be expected to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
 

Lockdown Details

Jubilees, weddings, celebrations, and other ritual events are currently banned.

Sports and cultural events are limited to 200 people.

All types of outdoor activities are now allowed.

Many swimming pools and gyms have reopened, after passing a health inspection.

Shops have reopened.

Restaurants and hotels have reopened subject to periodic ongoing health inspections. Customers in restaurants are required to wear masks when moving about indoors, and to maintain social distancing measures, with a maximum of six people allowed at one table.

Schools have reopened with preventative measures in place.

Ski resorts remain closed.

Remote work has been encouraged where applicable.

Use of face masks is mandatory in most public areas. Violators are subject to a 20 GEL fine. Some exceptions apply for children under 6, people with disabilities or who have health problems that prevent them from wearing a face covering.
 

Sources

https://ge.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-on-georgia/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co