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Georgia is a relatively small country in the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe.
Georgia borders the Black Sea and four countries: Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia. Its region has seen some turmoil in recent years. Border skirmishes, especially with Russia, have occurred. But, Georgia is still a wonderful country with much to offer visitors.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Georgia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Georgia: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
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Individuals traveling to Georgia must have a passport that is valid at the time of entry. It’s not required for travelers to have a visa when visiting Georgia if you plan to for less than a year.
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Georgia has a warm, temperate climate with some geographic variation. This is caused by the Greater Caucasus Mountains shielding the country from cold northern air. The Lesser Caucasus range protects the country from the hot, dry southern air.
Georgia sees summer temperatures in the mid-60’s. Winters in east Georgia are a bit colder, usually in the high-30’s.
When traveling to Georgia, you can expect the most rain during the spring months. But, you can expect more rain the closer you are the coast. Georgia has the best travel weather during May, June and September.
Georgia has two regions, known as Abkhazia and South Ossetia, that are occupied by Russia. Avoid traveling to these areas. Travel documents are required for this region.
Outside these regions, Georgia is generally safe. Petty crime is not uncommon and armed theft does occur. Assume any and all assailants you encounter can very well be armed and dangerous. Reduce this risk by maintaining a low profile and by not carrying a large amount of cash. Avoid traveling alone or at night.
Credit card skimming and identity theft can occur. It’s common for ATMs to be tampered with and publicly-available internet terminals to be compromised. Counterfeit money crimes are also known to occur in Georgia.
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, wasn’t always filled with modern architecture. In fact, it wasn’t even always in the location that it is today. The Old Town of Tbilisi, now known as “Abanotubani”, is home to 11th century buildings, rich with history.
Tourists are attracted to this area because of the natural sulphur baths that can be found here. A legend surrounding the baths states that a king found the springs when his falcon landed there.
Earlier settlers built “beehive-like domes” around the sulphur baths to trap in heat. It’s believed the baths provide many benefits from the sulphur. Travelers will venture many miles for this relaxing experience.
Here are some essential items to consider bringing on your trip to Georgia:
All Americans visiting Georgia should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Georgia, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Tbilisi
11 George Balanchine Street
Tbilisi, Georgia, 0131
Telephone: (995 32) 227-70-00
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