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Traveling to Georgia During Covid-19: What You Need to Know Before You Go

(CNN) — If you are planning to travel to Georgia, this is what you need to know and expect if you plan to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The base

Georgia has reopened to tourism to citizens of any country as long as they are fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated following a Covid-19 infection. Unvaccinated arrivals from a limited number of countries are also allowed.

The offer in Georgia

Located on the border between Europe and Asia, Georgia is one of the area’s most exciting countries. Tbilisi is one of the world’s largest capitals, with a strong cultural scene; Kutaisi, where many flights land, has a storied history; and in between there are breathtaking landscapes and remote mountain areas where it seems as if time has stood still.

Who can go?

Fully vaccinated citizens of any country, or those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 and have been partially vaccinated, have unrestricted access.

Access, with restrictions, is also allowed for unvaccinated arrivals from the following countries: All EU Member States, Israel, Turkey, Switzerland, Norway, US, Canada, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain , Armenia, Azebaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, China, Japan, Korea, Oman, Monaco, Iceland, Serbia, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Andorra, Albania, North Macedonia , Bosnia and Herzigovina, Jordan, Iraq , Lebanon.

What are the restrictions?

All vaccinated arrivals must provide evidence of a completed vaccination cycle or of recovery from Covid within 100 days in addition to an initial vaccination.

Those arriving by land or sea must also provide a negative PCR test taken in Georgian, English or Russian within 72 hours of arrival. Children under 10 are exempt from the testing requirement.

For unvaccinated arrivals from the countries mentioned above, the restrictions are stricter. They must travel directly to Georgia, with no stops or transits. Upon arrival at the border, they must present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and take another PCR test on day three. They must also fill out a contact form.

What is the Covid-19 situation?

As of November 15, there were 784,091 cases and 10,975 deaths. Almost 26% of the population has been vaccinated.

What can visitors expect?

Face masks must be worn on public transport and in all public indoor areas. Fines are handed out to those who do not follow the rules. There are no curfews or travel restrictions.

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