Travel Status Update

 

Entry Requirements

Entry rules for COVID-19 vaccinated visitors:

  • Citizens of all countries, traveling by land from any country may enter Georgia if they present the document confirming the full course of any COVID-19 vaccination and negative PCR test results.
  • Citizens of all countries, traveling by land from any country may enter Georgia if they present the documents confirming recovery from the Covid-infection (confirmed positive PCR-test) during the last 100 days and one dose conduct of any vaccination listed by the WHO for emergency use and also the negative PCR test taken in the last 72 hours prior to the visit to Georgia. The sequence of infection and vaccination does not make difference, at least 14 days must be passed from the moment of vaccination 

 

  • Citizens of all countries, traveling by air from any country may enter Georgia if they present the document confirming the full course of any COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Citizens of all countries, traveling by air from any country may enter Georgia if they present documents confirming recovery from the Covid-infection (confirmed positive PCR-test) during the last 100 days and one dose conduct of any vaccination listed by the WHO for emergency use. The sequence of infection and vaccination does not make difference, at least 14 days must be passed from the moment of vaccination.


Individuals who have recovered from coronavirus (during the last 100 days) and were vaccinated with a single dose (14 days must be passed from the moment of vaccination) will be considered fully vaccinated and the same regulations as for fully vaccinated people will apply for easier border crossing.

  • Who travelling by air will have to provide a positive PCR test result and document confirming the single dose of vaccine;
  • Who travelling by land and sea will have to provide a positive PCR test result, a document confirming the single dose of vaccine and negative PCR test taken within 72 hours;


Entry rules for non-vaccinated visitors:

  • Non-vaccinated visitors traveling by air/land who are nationals or residents of 64 countries will have to provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours (96 hours for visitors traveling from the U.S) before their arrival and undergo a second PCR test at their own expense, on the third day of arrival in Georgia.
  • In case of entering with 72 PCR test, fill in the application form: https://registration.gov.ge/pub/form/8_protocol_for_arrivals_in_georgia/tk6157/
  • Children under 10 years old are exempted from PCR test requirements to enter Georgia and on the third day after arrival.


Citizens and residence permit holders of the following states may enter Georgia by air, land, and sea under the conditions mentioned below. They must travel directly from the below-mentioned countries, including transit travel through third countries:

  • European Union Member State
  • 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 ArmeniaRepublic 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
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Principality of Monaco

  • Republic of Serbia

  • Republic of Iceland
  • Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Montenegro

  • Principality of Andorra

  • Republic of Albania

  • Republic of North Macedonia

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Lebanese Republic

  • Republic of Iraq

  • Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Travelers (citizens of any country) will be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine if they have a travel history in the below-mentioned countries 14 days prior to the entry to Georgia:

  • Republic of Botswana
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Republic of Namibia
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Kingdom of Eswatini
  • Republic of Mozambique
  • Republic of Malawi

Quarantine and PCR-test expenses for the foreign visitors should be financed by their own budget.

Quarantine and PCR-test expenses for the Georgian citizens will be covered by the Georgian government.


COVID-19 related restrictions are gradually lifted in full compliance with safety standards and regulations:

  • The mountain resorts and ropeways 
  • Intercity transport 
  • Indoor and outdoor spaces of restaurants 
  • Hotels throughout the country
  • From July 19 attendance at training, conferences and seminars allowed only based on a PCR test taken within 72 hours or Antigen test was taken within 24 hours
  • Museums and libraries 
  • Malls and marketplaces
  • Restaurants and food facilities operate in Georgia without hourly restrictions
  • The permissible number of spectators at cinemas, theatres, and the opera house will increase from 30% to 50%


Public Health Orders

  • Maintain social distance.
  • Wearing facemasks outdoors where at least five people
  • The current restriction on social events remains valid and thus wedding parties, repasts, receptions, or various other anniversaries or jubilees are still banned in the country.


Green Status/Passport

FAQ

The concept of a Green Passport will be fully enforced from December 1, 2021. Individuals will be required the green passport to enter outdoor and indoor spaces of food facilities, restaurants, cafes, bars as well as movie theaters, opera, theaters,  museums, concert halls, casinos and gambling halls, spa and fitness centers, hotels and ski lifts.

The requirement to present a Green Passport at the entry will apply to individuals from the age of 18 years.

 

Who can get green status/passport?

Individuals will receive a green status/passport if they are:

  • Fully vaccinated 
  • Have taken a PCR test within the 72 hours OR
  • Antigen test within the 24 hours OR
  • Recovered from COVID-19 

 

 When will a person receive a “green status”?

  • After the second dose of vaccination OR
  • After receiving a negative PCR or Antigen test (officially uploaded by the clinic/laboratory to the portal) OR
  • 14 days after receiving a positive test for Covid-19

 

What is a GREEN PASSPORT?

  • “CovidPas Georgia” – QR code received after registration in application OR
  • “covidpass.moh.gov.ge” - QR code received after registration at the website OR
  • Digital or paper format document with QR code you received in the vaccination centers, clinics, and Public Service Halls of Georgia OR
  • Digital or paper format of an official document with QR code authorized by the government of the EU member state and other countries which are integrated into the system of  "EU Digital COVID Certificate"

 

NOTE: With today‘s decisions, 51 countries are connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate system.
For more information, please follow the link: https://ec.europa.eu/

Citizens of Georgia or citizens of foreign countries who had a non-EU vaccination certificate and/or test result should download “CovidPass” app or register at the website covidpass.moh.gov.ge after crossing the border.

Georgian or foreign citizens are able to use EU-vaccination certificates and/or test results to enter various facilities. 

 

Useful Information

  • 144 - Georgian Government’s hotline
  • 1505 - Ministry of Health hotline
  • 1522 -Vaccination portal hotline
  • 0800800909 - hotline for tourist
  • App support - appsupport@ita.gov.ge


Vaccination

Foreigners of the below categories will be eligible for getting a vaccination in Georgia.

  •  A foreign citizen / stateless person legally staying on the territory of Georgia (whose legal presence is confirmed by the relevant visa, residence permit or visa-free regime), who is in Georgia and at least 3 months have passed since his / her entry;
  • Foreign nationals participating in "Work from Georgia" and their family members;
  • Foreign nationals studying in Georgia (who have not been able to leave the country) based on the list submitted by the relevant educational institution;
  • Foreign employees and their family members of institutions, accredited diplomatic missions, representations of international consular organizations, as well as equivalent missions in Georgia;
  • Residents of the Occupied Territories of Georgia, regardless of citizenship, as well as persons working on projects funded by diplomatic missions and international donor organizations in the Occupied Territories and their family members;
  • Persons in penitentiary institutions, despite the lack of an official identification document;
  • Foreign citizen defined by the ordinance, whose family member (child, parent, spouse) is a citizen of Georgia.


Useful links

Application form for visiting Georgia for Business travelers

Remotely from Georgia" project application form for those, willing to live and remotely work from Georgia 

STOPCOV.ge

LIST OF LABORATORIES THAT PROVIDE PCR TESTING

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

 

Update: 27.11.2021