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Georgia Travel Updates

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Last updated May 26, 2022

Georgia was open to US tourists briefly in 2020 and reopened again in January 2021. The 2021 season was a record-setting one for us in Georgia, with many travelers discovering the delights of the Caucasus region.

Entry Requirements

Can American tourists enter Georgia? Yes

Can Canadian tourists enter Georgia? Yes

Unvaccinated travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Georgia. A negative PCR test certificate* is required. Post-arrival requirements for unvaccinated travelers: Unvaccinated travelers must take a follow-up PCR test at their own expense on the third day after arrival in Georgia. Please note that unvaccinated foreigners who fail to retest three days after arrival are subject to a fine of 2000 GEL (about 640 USD) when they depart Georgia.

Fully vaccinated (2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra-Zeneca, 1 dose of J&J) travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Georgia. There is no test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers.

Travelers from the USA and Canada who have received a Covid-19 booster may enter Georgia. There is no test requirement for travelers who have had a booster shot.

* Testing rules

Negative PCR test results are valid for 72 Hours from the time the test was taken.

Antigen or PCR Testing for Returning Home

If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test up to 3 days before departure (not counting the day of departure, so for a flight at 1pm on a Friday, you could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after.) Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours), cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests, and more readily available. As Georgia does not have any direct flights to the US you will need to consider the testing requirement of the airline you are flying with, and the requirements of the country you are transferring through as these can vary, and may mean a PCR test is essential after all.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • as long as wearing protective masks is mandatory we will provide one disposable mask per day of your vacation

Masks

Indoor Public Spaces & Public Transport

Note: Individual violators of face mask rules are subject to a 20 GEL (about 6.50 USD) fine for the first offense and 40 GEL (about 12.80 USD) for repeat offenses.

Restaurants & Dining

Proof of covid status required to enter restaurants: Vaccinated-Recovered-Tested

Sightseeing

Proof of covid status required to enter sights: Vaccinated-Recovered-Tested

Useful links

U.S. Embassy in Georgia Covid-19 Page (note, not always up-to-date)

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