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Georgia’s Covid-19 Entry Requirements Tourists Need To Know

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In recent years, Georgia has had one of the fastest-growing tourism economies throughout the entire world. With its rich culture, affordable prices, and off the beaten path offerings, tourists are eager to get back to Georgia. 

The Eurasian country of Georgia started reopening for visitors on July 31, 2020.

Below you’ll find a list of all covid-19 related entry requirements for Georgia, which countries can enter, and everything else you need to know about visiting during the pandemic. 

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Countries Permitted To Visit Georgia 

As of March 1, 2021, Georgia added additional countries that can now visit for tourism and made the entry requirements slightly easier. 

  • All EU Nations
  • Switzerland
  • Israel
  • USA
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • Turkey
  • Azerbaijan 
  • Armenia
  • Ukraine
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia

*Georgia has also made allowances for vaccinated tourists from all countries. (info below)

Digital Nomad Exceptions

Georgia has a new digital nomad (remote work) program that is currently allowing visitors from MANY other countries to enter, including the UK and Canada. The program/visa is 6 months to 1-year long and has its own set of entry requirements. 

Travel Authorization Form To Visit Georgia

Visitors and tourists from approved countries will need to fill out an online Application Form/Travel Authorization at least 48 hours before entering Georgia. 

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Georgia’s COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements 

Testing is required for all passengers entering Georgia. 

  • Bring proof of a negative PCR test, performed no longer than 72 hours before arrival
  • Self-isolate for 3 days
  • Take another PCR test on the 3rd day, of which a negative result gives freedom of movement
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Quarantine Entry Requirements 

Passengers entering Georgia are asked to self-isolate for the 3 days until the take their 2nd test.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that starting February 1, 2021, all international tourists who wish to enter Georgia by air may now do so, as long as they have received both doses of their Covid-19 vaccine and can provide their certificate of proof.

Those vaccinated will not have to comply with the testing and quarantine rules listed above.

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

All incoming travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Georgia.

Any visitors coming on the Digital Nomad Visa must show travel health insurance as a mandatory requirement for approval/entry. 

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Georgia

All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Georgia:

  • Wearing a mask is required by law at all times in public, both indoors and outdoors. 
  • Until Jan 31, 2021 a curfew is in place from 9:00pm until 5:00am 
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Visa Entry Requirements For Georgia During COVID-19

Georgia has one of the most relaxed Visa policies in the world. Many nations can (normally) visit Georgia visa-free. 

All of the EU, Canada, USA, Australia and many more can all visit without having to apply for a visa. 

Visa Policy of Georgia – Wikipedia

Georgia Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Check to ensure your country can visit
  2. Perform a PCR test, no longer than 72 hours before arrival
  3. Fill out the online travel authorization form
  4. Follow all health protocols while in Georgia
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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories

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Tom

Monday 8th of March 2021

I don't think tourists are required to self-isolate for first 3 days.

Murat Sengenc

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

I am Turkish citizen , can l visit Georgia as a tourist ? I have a Georgian girlfriend and we are planning to get married.

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

All of the entry requirements are clearly listed above. :)

Fd

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Are Canadian allowed ? for 3 days hotels , any hotel or is there a specific hotel?

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Canadians are currently only allowed if: - They are fully vaccinated - They are part of the digital nomad visa program

Ali

Monday 25th of January 2021

What about students who having TRP of Georgia kindly let's as know what's the procedure

Richard Flores

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

Do I have to be a national or resident of these countries to be able to enter?

I'm in France at the moment but I'm not French or Resident in France.

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

Yes, Georgia says visitors need to be "nationals and residents" of approved countries at this time