Coronavirus in Georgia

 

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Restrictions (Updated 18/08/2021)

  • Land borders of Georgia are open from June 1, 2021, in line with a decision made by the Inter-Agency Coordination Council. Border crossing is currently permitted to citizens of EU member states and 40 countries in addition, as well as to individuals with permission of residence. They need to present the following at the border crossing: document evidencing a full cycle of vaccination and a negative result of PCR test obtained in the past 72 hours, or alternatively present only a negative PCR test result obtained 72 hours prior to the visit to Georgia and get a repeated PCR test on the 3rd day of their stay in Georgia at their own expense.
  • When crossing the border of Georgia with a negative PCR test, it is mandatory to fill in the electronic application, uploaded to stopcov.ge:  https://registration.gov.ge/pub/form/8_protocol_for_arrivals_in_georgia/tk6157/
  • When entering the country, foreign nationals who have had COVID-19 and are vaccinated with one dose will be subject to the same regulation as applicable to individuals vaccinated with both doses.
  • Mobility restriction is no longer valid from 23:00 of June 30, 2021
  • Uniform wearing of facemasks has become mandatory both indoors and outdoors.
  • The restriction remains valid on holding the wide-scale entertainment and such social events, as wedding parties, banquets, jubilees of various types, and similar. Eateries and ritual venues of miscellaneous types will be sanctioned with 10 000 GEL for hosting such events but will be sealed if found in breach of the regulation for the second time.
  • Night clubs remain banned both outdoors and indoors.
  • Amendments have been made to Government Resolution N322 dated May 23, 2020, on the Adoption of the Rules of Isolation and Quarantine, according to which delegates will be allowed to attend conferences, training, and seminars from July 19, 2021, only with a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior or express antigen test taken 24 hours prior to the event and/or without the latter on the 14th day from full vaccination.
  • Also, camping of any type is banned, regardless of the organizational form or venue;

 

Following restrictions will be valid from August 14 through September 4, 2021:

  • Municipal transport will be restricted. This measure does not apply to inter-city transportation
  • Festivals, entertainment events, concerts, sports contests are fully restricted, except for the tournaments held under the international aegis
  • Operation of entertainment centers for children will be restricted
  • Eateries will operate till 23:00 instead of the current threshold set at 24:00
  • Public institutions are instructed to move their staff onto the remote format of work to the maximum extent possible and similar recommendation is given by the Council to employers in the private sector.
  • The state will provide regular transportation of the local population to and from the main vaccination units when the municipal transport is restricted.

The Inter-Agency Coordination Council once again urges the population of Georgia to adhere to the imposed regulations, wear facemasks indoors and practice social distancing, as they remain to be the most effective measures for the prevention of viral spread, together with the vaccination.

 

Enforcement of the referred regulations will be strictly controlled.


What countries will enjoy open borders with Georgia

Citizens of all countries, traveling from any country are able to enter Georgia, if they:

  • While traveling by air present the document confirming the full course (two doses, one dose in case of Johnson&Johnson) of any COVID-19 vaccination at the border checkpoints of Georgia.
  • While crossing the land and sea border of Georgia present the document confirming the full course (two doses, one dose in case of Johnson&Johnson) of any COVID-19 vaccination at the border checkpoints of Georgia, as well as the negative PCR test taken in the last 72 hours prior to the visit to Georgia.

*Except for any person traveling from the Republic of India (regardless of citizenship and full course of vaccination) as well as persons having a history of travel to the Republic of India for the last 14 days. They are subject to a negative PCR test conducted in the last 72 hours prior to the visit to Georgia at the border and then - a mandatory 14-day quarantine (in the case of foreigners, at their own expense).

Citizens and residence permit holders of the following states may enter Georgia by air, land, and sea under the conditions mentioned below:

  • European Union Member States
  • State of Israel
  • Republic of Turkey
  • Swiss Confederation
  • Kingdom of Norway
  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • State of Qatar
  • State of Kuwait
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Kingdom of Bahrein
  • Republic of Armenia
  • Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Ukraine
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Russian Federation
  • Republic of Belarus
  • Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Republic of Tajikistan
  • Republic of Kyrgyzstan
  • Turkmenistan
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • The Sultanate of Oman

Conditions for entering Georgia

For entering Georgia, they must comply with the following conditions:

  • They must travel directly from the above-mentioned countries, including transit travel through third countries;
  • At the border checkpoint they shall present a negative result of the PCR test conducted in the last 72 hours prior to their visit to Georgia;
  • On the 3rd day of their stay, they are obliged to undergo PCR-examination at their own expense;
  • Before crossing the state border, they must complete the special application form, indicating the travel history of the last 14 days, contact details (address, phone number, email, etc.) https://stopcov.ge/en/Protocol;
  • All individuals who have traveled to the Republic of India within the last 14 days will be placed in a mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon entry at their own expense. In this case, PCR-examination on the 3rd day of their stay will be waived. 

Exceptions:

  • Representatives of the diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited to Georgia and their family members;
  • Family members of Georgian citizens, despite their nationality;
  • Persons arriving in Georgia as part of the humanitarian mission – if a trip of such mission (doctors, volunteers, etc.) to Georgia becomes a necessity;
  • Individuals who have been granted the status of a stateless person by the respective authorities of Georgia;
  • Individuals holding status-neutral ID card or travel documents;  
  • Individuals having a refugee status in Georgia;
  • Members of official delegations (will be decided on a case-to-case basis);  
  • Train and truck drivers, involved in international road traffic, international railway personnel, involved in in the carriage of goods by rail, as well as the members of the aircraft crew.

Know how it spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone Should

  • Washing your hands regularly with an alcohol-based sanitizer, or with soap and water.
  • Maintaining a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Seeking medical care immediately if you are showing symptoms

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While on the plane

  • Strictly follow the rules of personal hygiene:
  • Wash hands with soap and water before meals, or use an alcohol-based hand rub solution;
  • After using the toilet, wash hands with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand rub solution;
  • Avoid close contact with sick people with fever and cough;
  • If you become ill during your journey, immediately notify the crew and request medical care

To The Majestic Kazbegi Full Day - Stepantsminda, Gudauri

You will depart from Tbilisi early in the morning, in the direction of Kazbegi. On the way, there will be some very interesting places to visit. Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble is a sixteenth-century castle complex on the Aragvi River. The fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway, overlooking the large Jinvali Lake. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watchtower, and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral, and Celtic style patterns. The next stop on the way is Gudauri, a remarkable ski resort in Georgia. The resort is at an altitude of 7,217 feet (2,200 meters) above sea level. The first lower lift station is at 6528 feet (1,990 meters ) above sea level and the last, or top, the station is at a 3,306-meter called summit Sadzele. The resort offers high-quality skiing opportunities, with the ski season lasting from December through April.  From Gudauri, you'll continue your trip to Gergeti Trinity Church. At an altitude of 7,119 feet (2,170 meters), the twelfth or thirteenth-century monument was erected on the southern slopes of Mkinvarcveri. Gergeti Trinity Church is an important temple, remarkable for its beautiful scenery. The Gergeti Trinity Church is set poignantly on a hill directly below the towering white massif of Mount Kazbek, which sits at 5,033 meters. On top of all this, you will also have the opportunity to partake in the best tandem paragliding in Georgia. The spectacular views and stable weather conditions put it right up there. From the perfect take-off sites close to the spots around Gudauri, your flight will take you over the ridges with a birds-eye view of the places above Jvari pass or Aragvi Valley. After a 20 to 25 minute flight, you will smoothly land close to the takeoff area or near the road in the valley after your exhilarating cross-country flight. Duration Difficulty Type Language English German 10-12 hours Easy Private French Spanish Russian Includes: Hotel pickup and drop-off (available from Tbilisi, Mtskheta) Exclusions: Lunch Gratuities 4X4 WD vehicle Gergeti Trinity Church (in case of bad road conditions) Paragliding flight (optional) Cable car (optional)