Georgia and Coronavirus

Georgia and Coronavirus

 As the number of coronavirus cases in the country has been decreasing in 2021, quarantine restrictions have gradually been lifted. Wearing a face mask in public is still mandatory and a curfew remains in place from 21:00 to 05:00.

Public transport operates seven days a week in every city, including Tbilisi, except during curfew hours. Inter-city public transport is likewise operating, including the trains.

Cafes and restaurants may serve guests both indoors and outdoors in every city on weekdays, while on weekends only takeout and delivery are permitted.

Although public gatherings of more than ten persons are prohibited, exceptions are made for international sports games and competitions, including football matches. In all cities, shopping malls, beauty salons, fitness centers and other essential businesses are in operation and must adhere to social distancing and hygiene regulations. On April 1, children’s entertainment centers and movie theaters reopened.

Georgia Covid-19 Entry Requirements  

Georgia’s covid-19 travel restrictions have loosened: regular flights into Tbilisi International Airport have been resumed, and Kutaisi International Airport has also reopened

Anyone who can present a document proving that they have received the full course (two doses) of any COVID-19 vaccination will be permitted to travel to the country by air. Additionally, citizens of the following countries may enter Georgia by air without a vaccination certificate:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • EU member states
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan

To do so, the non-vaccinated traveler must present a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before travel. Although no self-quarantine is required upon arrival, non-vaccinated travelers must take another PCR test at their own expense three days after arrival.

Please note: persons who traveled to the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland in the last 14 days will not be required to submit a PCR test at the border or to take a PCR test 3 days after arrival, but will instead be subject to a mandatory 12-day quarantine.

Anyone arriving  to Georgia from India (including students), regardless of citizenship or the possession of a Covid vaccine certificate, must present a negative PCR test result conducted no more than 72 hours before traveling and complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine at his/her own expense.

Georgia Quarantine Rules

Anyone who presents a certificate of vaccination against covid-19 will not be required to quarantine upon arrival.

As stated above, travelers who present a negative PCR test upon arrival to Georgia must self-isolate for 3 days, after which time they must retake the PCR test. If the result is negative, no further self-isolation is required. This rule does not apply to members of official delegations, who will only be required to present a negative PCR test taken no more than three days before arrival.

If anyone’s living situation does not permit self-isolation, he or she will be placed in one of the official quarantine facilities.  

Please keep in mind that the current Georgia covid-19 travel restrictions are subject to change, and therefore we recommend that you double-check the details and latest Georgia travel advice before planning your trip.