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Georgia Travel Restrictions

25,32% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 25,15% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Georgia.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Georgia without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Georgia for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Georgia entry details and exceptions

Georgian nationals and Foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated are allowed to enter Georgia without presenting a negative PCR test or filling out the Pre-Registration Form

Unvaccinated individuals from these countries are allowed to enter Georgia provided that they transit through or arrive directly from those countries. They must present a negative PCR test and fill out the pre-registration form.

Further details of entry to Georgia can be found here.


Outgoing travel to GeorgiaTravelling from South Africa to Georgia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Georgia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated citizens who are permitted to enter Georgia are required to present another PCR test on the third day of their stay in the country at their own expense.

Children who are 0-10 years old are exempt from pre-departure test requirement and in providing a PCR test on their third day in Georgia.

The COVID-19 test must be in Georgian, English or Russian.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Georgia.

The isolation period can be shortened

On the third (3rd) day of quarantine, travelers can get a test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Permitted travelers to Georgia, regardless of nationality, (vaccinated and unvaccinated) arriving from India and those who stayed there in the last 14 days are required to present a negative PCR test and should quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

Georgian citizens presenting a negative result of PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to arrival will be subject to either an 8-day self-isolation or to present a negative PCR examination at their own expense on the 3rd day of their stay in Georgia. If self-isolation is not possible, they will be subject to a mandatory quarantine.

Georgian citizens who are unable to present a negative PCR test at the border will be placed in self-isolation for 8 days, and if self-isolation is not possible, they will be subject to a mandatory quarantine.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Georgia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Georgia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Georgia are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Georgia

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Georgia without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Georgia.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Georgia without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Georgia.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from South Africa are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Georgia is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Georgia are open with restrictions. Bars in Georgia are closed.