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Georgia reopens its land borders, modifies entry requirements

By Veronika Malinboym
Wednesday, June 2
Today, on June 1, Georgia reopened its land borders which have previously been shut down due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. As is the case with the country’s marine borders, in order to be granted entry, visitors will have to present the certificate of full vaccination and a negative PCR test conducted within the last 72 hours. Alternatively, only the negative PCR test can be presented at the border, however, in this case, a repeat test will have to be taken in three days after staying in the country.

On top of that, visitors will be required to obtain a health insurance which can be acquired both in their country of origin and in Georgia.

As for those who will be entering the country by air, only those who can confirm the full vaccination course will be allowed to enter the country.

Here’s a breakdown of the main traveling rules for the individuals who wish to enter Georgia:

Non-vaccinated citizens of Georgia can present a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours at the border and be placed in a mandatory 8-day self-isolation or take a repeat PCR test at their own expense on the third day of their stay in the country. If the Georgian citizen fails to present a negative PCR test at the border, they will be placed in a mandatory 8-day self-isolation or quarantine, if self-isolation is not a viable option for the individual.

Foreign citizens or residence permit holders of the countries which Georgia has granted entry will be required to fill in the form on the government’s website prior to their visit, present a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours before the travel and retake the PCR on their third day of stay in Georgia at their own expense. On top of that, all individuals that have travelled to India within the last 14 days before the visit to Georgia will be asked to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at their own expense.