Last updated: September 14, 2020
A charming country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Georgia is a land of rock and stone. It’s a medieval fortress beautifully arranged with blooming hills, stocked with splendid mountains, and rocky beaches. A culture and history walk through the villages of Georgia are like being transported back to the past.
A recent tourism boom prior to the pandemic put Georgia on a lot of travelers bucket lists. The good news is that Georgia is slowly starting to reopen to travelers from certain countries. Georgia officially reopened its borders starting on July 31, 2020.
September 14 update: Authorities extended the suspension of international flights until at least October 31. Flights between Tbilisi and Riga, Paris, and Munich are exempted from such suspension, as well as cargo, governmental, medical, and emergency flights.
Who Can Visit Georgia?
For now, only 5 nations are currently allowed to visit Georgia with no restrictions. Some nations are also included in the official reopening announcement, but with additional entry requirements.
Countries allowed to visit Georgia without restrictions:
Please note that travelers must be a resident and coming from one of these nations in order to gain restriction free entry to Georgia.
What Are The Entry Requirements For The Approved Nations?
- Travelers coming from one of the approved nations must enter by air travel only.
- They also must fill out this form prior to boarding that declares their health, location for the past 14 days, and information on where they will be staying in Georgia.
- Undergo a temperature scan upon arrival.
Is There A Mandatory Quarantine?
Other than the 5 countries stated above, Georgia have a second list of countries that can visit but with mandatory quarantine.
Georgia has stated that any other EU nation that has included Georgia n its third-party ‘safe’ list, and is also granting Georgians entry at this time, will be given entry into Georgia with 14-day quarantine.
These countries are:
- The Netherlands
Please note that the third-party ‘safe’ nations as suggested by the EU is subject to change every two weeks. And each EU nation, Gerogia itself, is free to make its own decisions based on the suggestion.
Are There Any Exemptions?
Georgia is also making some exemptions for business travelers and this is regardless of their origin even if it’s a non-approved nation. Travelers going to Georgia for business or for investment will have to fill out a form and undergo a PCR test upon arrival.
Residents from USA and Canada are not yet allowed to enter Georgia at this time so the current travel ban for all the nations visiting is in place until August 31, 2020.
While the first announcement that happened in June stated that Georgia will be reopening to ALL nations starting July 1st, Georgia retracted the reopening details just when the target date arrived.
The government of Georgia then pushed the reopening to July 31st to limited nations. But still, we think that Georgia is moving forward! And we look forward to the day when everyone is free to roam around the old town of Tbilisi and maybe taste some of the fabulous Georgian Wine.