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Visa Requirements

Valid passports are required for visitors of all nationalities except Turkey. Nationals of Turkey can travel with their ID cards. There is no visa requirement for those who hold a passport from USA, Canada, Japan, Israel, member countries of European Union, GCC countries, and many others.

Nationals of CIS countries, except those holding passports from Turkmenistan, do not require a visa.

For more information please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

www.mfa.gov.ge

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation options in Georgia’s major cities like Tbilisi and Batumi are diverse, from quality luxury 5 star hotels and boutique to family owned guesthouses and backpacker hostels, there is something for every level of comfort and budget. In rural regions accommodation is primarily three-star family hotels, bed and breakfast and homestays.

TRANSPORT

GETTING THERE

BY AIR

Direct flights to Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi International Airports are available from many European and Asian cities. Low cost airlines including Wizz Air and Pegasus Air fly to Georgia on a daily basis.

BY LAND

Daily buses mainly to Tbilisi depart from Baku, Istanbul, Ankara, Trabzon, Yerevan and Athens.

BY TRAIN

Georgia is connected to Armenia and Azerbaijan. Trains from Baku are available every day. For more information and timetables, please visit www.railway.ge

BY SEA

Georgia is accessible by ferry every week from the Ukrainian ports of Ilychevsk and Odessa.

CURRENCY

The official currency in Georgia is the Georgian Lari usually indicated as GEL. Major hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards. Cash point machines are available throughout major towns and cities. Taxis are cash only.

ELECTRICITY

Electrical current – 220 Volts, 50 Hz. EU standard plugs work throughout Georgia.

COMMUNICATIONS

The country code is +995. Georgian mobile operators (Geocell, MagtiCom and Beeline) cover almost the whole territory of the country and there are many WI-FI zones that enable visitors to use the internet for free.

HEALTH

As with undertaking any form of travel, adequate insurance is strongly advised. For the emergency services please call 112, which is a 24 hour emergency response center.

CLIMATE

The climate is extremely diverse, considering Georgia’s size. The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range plays an important role in moderating Georgia’s climate, protecting the nation against cold air from the north, while the Lesser Caucasus Mountains protect against the very dry, hot air from the south. Average temperatures in summer range from 19 °C to 22 °C, and in winter from 1.5 °C to 3 °C.