The U.S. Department of State has issued a level 4 travel warning ‘do not travel’ to Georgia effective December 14th, 2020.
The new level 4 advisory is the highest level of warning the United States government imposes and replaces the previous level 3 that was issued on August 6th, 2020.
The warning states ‘do not travel to Georgia due to COVID-19’.
However there are several other strict warnings including widespread organized crime, civil unrest and movement restrictions.
COVID-19 In Georgia
Georgia is currently seeing widespread community transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Worldometers the small country of only 3.7 million people has recorded 194,900 cases and 1883 deaths.
The country had not recorded any cases until September and has since grown to over 4000 new cases per day.
The U.S. Department of State warns “Travelers to Georgia may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Georgia due to COVID-19.”
CDC Issues Level 4 ‘Very High Risk’ For Georgia
The Center For Disease Control (CDC) has also issued a level 4 ‘Avoid all travel’ to Georgia due to ‘very high risk’ of COVID-19 transmission.
The warning also states that travel may increase your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
Regional Travel Advisory For Georgia
The U.S. government advises against all travel to the ‘Russian-occupied regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia due to risk of crime, civil unrest, and landmines.’
Travelers that enter the occupied regions could result in arrest, imprisonment and fines. Violent attacks and criminal incidents can happen in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Georgia Entry Requirements
Georgia currently has strict entry requirement in place for tourism during the pandemic including restricted countries, testing and mandatory quarantines. See the complete list of COVID-19 entry requirements for Georgia.
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