Amendments to the Resolution of the Government of Georgia No. 164 have been published, which expanded the list of permitted countries and made life much easier for families traveling with children. From today: - the list of countries whose citizens and residents can enter Georgia with a negative PCR test are: EU Member States, Israel, Turkey, Switzerland, Norway, USA, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, RF, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Canada, Kuwait, China, South Korea, Moldova, Oman, + brand new San Marino, Monaco, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Andorra, Albania, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Here is the original source: https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/5193315?publication=0 - children under 10 years old do not need a PCR test either to enter Georgia or on the third day after crossing the border. Here is the original source: https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/5193334?publication=0
Amendments to the Resolution of the Government of Georgia No. 164 have been published, which clarified the rules for crossing LAND AND SEA BORDERS. From today they are:
- for all foreigners: vaccination (full course (2 vaccines or 1 for Johnson & Johnson) + negative PCR test done within 72 hours before crossing the Georgian border (a second test is NOT needed)
- for citizens and residents of the countries on the list (in the absence of a vaccine): negative PCR test done within 72 hours before crossing the Georgian border + repeated PCR testing on the third day after crossing the Georgian border
Since June 1, Georgia has opened land borders and established (with a gradual expansion) a list of countries whose citizens and residents can come to Georgia if they have a negative PCR test.
So, after June 1, by air, land and sea can arrive in Georgia:
- anyone (regardless of nationality) who have received a full covid vaccination. Which vaccine is it doesn't matter.
- citizens and residents of EU Member States, Israel, Switzerland, Norway, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, USA, UAE, Bahrain, Turkey, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan, Canada, Japan, Kuwait, China, South Korea, Moldova, Oman, San Marino, Monaco, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Andorra, Albania, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, traveling directly from these countries or in transit through third countries (important - the departure point must be a country from the list!).
At the border, you must show:
- proof of vaccination – on paper in English (original or notarized translation) AND (for land and sea borders) / OR (for air borders)
- negative result of a PCR test done 72 hours before entering Georgia (children under 10 years of age do NOT need the test). For travelers on land, the PCR test is required in any case, EVEN in the case of a full vaccination. The proof of vaccination and the test result must be presented on paper in English (sometimes the results are immediately sent in English, if not, a notarized translation is needed). In practice, border guards accept a version of the document printed from the mail.
In advance, each traveler must fill out an electronic form indicating the travel history for the last 14 days, place of residence in Georgia, contact details (the application can be found at the link: https://registration.gov.ge/.../8_protocol_for.../tk6157 / . The application can be completed at any time before entering Georgia. At the border, you will need to show an letter that will come to your e-mail as proof of receipt of the application form.
On the third day after entering the territory of Georgia, you must get PCR testing at your own expenses (the requirement does not apply to children under the age of 10). Self-isolation requirements for these 72 hours have NOT been established.
IMPORTANT: the fact of retesting / or lack of - is recorded in the database, to which the border police have access. Lack of retest during the established time limits entails a fine of 2000 GEL.
Georgia opened its land borders, which is great. BUT it is important to understand WHO is from our land neighbors and on what basis across land borders: WILL LET its citizens go to Georgia, and also LET IN foreign citizens from Georgia.
Entry to Armenia from Georgia across land borders:
- all (citizens of Armenia and other countries)
- negative PCR test obtained within the previous 72 hours, in Russian, English or Armenian. The test results must be issued on a form with a signature and a stamp, which will contain all the contact details of the organization that did that test, the name of the head of the organization, the name and surname of the person being tested, the number of the identity document, the year of birth, the result of the test
Departure from Armenia to Georgia: - foreign citizens are not limited
- Armenian citizens will be able to leave the country starting from June 1, 2021.
Departure from the Russian Federation to Georgia through the land borders is allowed for citizens of the Russian Federation who leave:
- because of the death of a close relative
- for treatment
- to close relatives in need of care
- to the place of residence of family members
- to get education
- in case of having documents confirming ownership of real estate
- who also have Georgian citizenship or a permanent residence permit
Entry Russian Federation from Georgia through the land borders:
- citizens of the Russian Federation and persons permanently residing on the territory of the Russian Federation (with a residence permit);
- persons entering because of the death of a close relative - a citizen of the Russian Federation;
- persons who are family members of citizens of the Russian Federation
- persons with ordinary private visas issued by the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; to close relatives in need of care;
- to get education
Important! To get the PCR test within three days from the moment of entry and repeated until the fifth day (the interval between tests must be at least a day). BEFORE receiving results - on self-isolation.