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Everything you need to know about a VISA for Tbilisi

Countries who do not require a VISA
Citizens of 26 EU member states have the right to enter Georgia without a visa and stay inside the country for a full year. They can enter the country holding a travel document or an identity card issued in the European Union. This rule also applies to citizens of Great Britain and the overseas territories of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Bermuda, Cayman, British Virgin Islands, Falklands, Turks and Caicos, Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey, and Isle of Man.

Countries who do require a VISA

Citizens of all other countries require an appropriate visa to travel to Georgia. Exceptions are citizens of China, Egypt, Guyana, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Peru who hold valid diplomatic or official/service passports issued by their country. They can enter and stay in the territory of Georgia for a specified period.

It is possible to obtain a Georgian visa at the relevant consulates or embassies both through electronic application registration and the electronic visa portal. Documents are submitted according to the visa category. A decision on issuing or denying a visa is made within 5 to 30 calendar days, depending on the visa category.

Please note it is your responsibility to make visa arrangements if needed. 


Everything you need to know about visiting Tbilisi

What currency does Georgia use?

Lari is the currency of Georgia. One Lari is divided into 100 tetri. Currently, banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 Lari are in circulation.

As for the use of foreign currency in Georgia, US dollars, Euro and Rubles are widely used throughout the republic.

What is the climate in Tbilisi?

The weather conditions in Tbilisi are characterized by a mild and moderate climate, with temperatures mostly ranging from 20 to 32 °C in summer

Is Tbilisi safe?
Yes, it is generally considered a safe city and safe destination for travelers. This is partially due to the locals being welcoming and helpful and also thanks to the low crime rates.
Its standing in the Global Safety Index is notably high – much higher than London, Paris or many cities in the United States.

Are we required to tip in restaurants?
At a restaurant if you are satisfied with your service, pay 10-15 percent as a tip.

Is Tbilisi a good place for shopping?

Georgia is a place of wonders, and nothing can deny the fact that there are so many things to enjoy. Shopping is one of them. Being a crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia boasts a diverse range of things you can take home to remember the trip forever. With dozens of flea markets, vibrant bazaars, bustling malls, and shopping centers, Georgia captivates tourists from every corner of the world.​

What are the useful telephone codes?
To call Georgia from abroad, dial 00 995 + area code (without 0) + local number. 
The local code for Tbilisi is +995-32. The number for emergency services is 112. This will connect you to the patrol police, fire/rescue and medical services. 


Electrical current
The standard electricity supply in Georgia is 220 volts; electrical sockets and plugs are type C or F. f the voltage in your country is between 220V - 250V (as is in the Europe, Australia and most of Asia) you can use your equipment. If your devices are only made for 100V - 127V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries) you cannot use them and you will need a plug
 adapter. A plug adaptor is necessary for visitors to convert 3-pin plugs to the standard 2-pin plugs and can be bought at any electrical supplier.

What happens if I require medical treatment?
In case of a medical emergency, t
he emergency medical assistance center, Emergency Service, is in all of Georgia’s major cities. The medical establishments are open 24 hours a day, every day, in every city for emergency medical care, laboratory research, or coronavirus testing. In addition, the Health Ministry of Georgia operates a hotline -1505, which you can call at any time, any day, 24 hours a day.


You can find further information via Get to know Georgia  ​

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