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Regulations for crossing the Georgian border in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic

General information for travel to Georgia:

Swiss citizens can travel to Georgia without a visa using their Swiss passports or Swiss ID cards

Swiss residence holder foreign citizens can also enjoy the same rules for travel to Georgia. They need to present at the Georgian border their national valid passports and Swiss residence permit cards.

The duration of stay in the territory of the country without a visa is one year.

The validity of the travel document should be not less than the planned period of stay in Georgia.

In connection with the Covid-19 pandemic, special regulations for crossing the Georgian border should be followed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia in the COVID-19 section: https://mfa.gov.ge/MainNav/CoVID -19-sakitkhebi / sazgvris-kvetis-regulaciebi.aspx

As of February 3, 2021, the Swiss Confederation was included in the list of countries whose citizens and residents can travel to Georgia under simplified special conditions.

Citizens and residents of the following states may enter Georgia by air, land and sea under the conditions mentioned below:

1.   European Union Member States

2.   Albania, Republic of,

3.   Andorra, Principality of,

4.   Armenia, Republic of,

5.   Azerbaijan, Republic of,

6.   Bahrein, Kingdom of,

7.   Belarus, Republic of,

8.   Bosnia and Herzegovina,

9.   Canada,

10. China, People’s Republic of,

11. Iceland, Republic of,

12. Israel, State of,

13. Japan,

14. Kazakhstan, Republic of,

15. Korea, Republic of,

16. Kuwait, State of,

17. Kyrgyzstan, Republic of,

18. Liechtenstein, Principality of,

19. Moldova, Republic of,

20. Monaco, Principality of,

21. Montenegro,

22. Northern Macedonia, Republic of,

23. Norway, Kingdom of,

24. Oman, The Sultanate of,

25. Qatar, State of,

26. Russian Federation,

27. San Marino, Republic of,

28. Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of,

29. Serbia, Republic of,

30. Swiss Confederation,

31. Tajikistan, Republic of,

32. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,

33. Turkey, Republic of,

34. Turkmenistan,

35. Ukraine,

36. United Arab Emirates,

37. United States of America,

38. Uzbekistan, Republic of,


Entry rules for COVID-19 vaccinated visitor

While traveling by air, one must present the document confirming the full course (two doses, one dose in the case of Johnson&Johnson) of any COVID-19 vaccination at the border checkpoints of Georgia.

While crossing the land and sea border of Georgia, one must present a document confirming the full course (two doses, one dose in case of Johnson&Johnson) of any COVID-19 vaccination at the border checkpoints of Georgia, as well as a negative PCR test taken in the last 72 hours prior to visiting Georgia.

Any person under the age of 10 (regardless of nationality) is exempted from the obligation to submit a negative PCR test in the last 72 hours prior to visiting Georgia and is exempt from conducting a PCR examination on the third day.

*Exceptions apply for any person traveling from the Republic of India (regardless of citizenship and full course of vaccination) as well as persons having a history of travel to the Republic of India during the last 14 days. They are subject to a negative PCR test conducted in the last 72 hours prior to the visit to Georgia at the border and then - a mandatory 14-day quarantine (in the case of foreigners, at their own expense).

PCR examination certificate must be in Georgian, English, or Russian.


Entry rules for non-vaccinated visitors

-          They must travel directly from the above-mentioned countries, including transit travel through third countries;

-          At the border checkpoint they shall present a negative result of a PCR test conducted in the last 72 hours prior their visit to Georgia;

-          On the 3rd day of their stay, they are obliged to undergo a PCR-examination at their own expense;

-          Before crossing the state border, they must complete the special application form, indicating the travel history of the last 14 days, contact details (address, phone number, email etc.) https://registration.gov.ge/pub/form/8_protocol_for_arrivals_in_georgia/tk6157/;

-          All individuals who have travelled to the Republic of India within the last 14 days will be placed in a mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon entry at their own expense. In this case, PCR-examination on 3rd day of their stay will be waived.

PCR examination certificate must be in Georgian, English, or Russian language.

Except for the above-mentioned categories, the restrictions on entry to Georgia do not apply to:

1. Representatives of the diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited to   

Georgia and their family members;

2. Family members of Georgian citizens, regardless of their nationality;   

3. Persons arriving to Georgia as part of a humanitarian mission (doctors, volunteers, etc.) - if a trip of such mission to Georgia becomes a necessity;   

4. Individuals who have been granted the status of stateless person by the respective authorities of Georgia;   

5. Individuals holding status-neutral ID card or travel documents;   

6. Individuals having a refugee status in Georgia;