Traveling to Georgia – COVID-19 Updates
This article elaborates on travel restrictions in the Eastern European/West Asian country of Georgia, not the Southern U.S. State of Georgia. The governor of that state, Brian Kemp, has no travel restrictions to the state for those currently in the United States.
According to the U.S. Embassy, Americans are conditionally allowed into the country with some COVID-19 travel restrictions. Full vaccination is strongly preferred, and an additional preference of the country is to stay there for six months and work remotely. Americans and certain other unvaccinated nationals are allowed into the country — provided that they meet certain requirements.
These requirements include a completed application form, a negative COVID-19 test in the United States and a negative COVID-19 test in Georgia.
While Georgia is welcoming Americans, especially the vaccinated, the U.S. State Department and the CDC have different advisories for Georgia COVID travel.
The State Department is following the CDC guidelines and issuing a warning about traveling to Georgia due to high concentrations of COVID-19 in the country. Additionally, the State Department has issued a do not travel advisory to the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia due to an aggressive Russian presence.
As mentioned, the CDC influenced the State Department guidelines for travel to Georgia. The CDC will likely update their guidelines of traveling to Georgia after COVID-19, but in the meantime, the advisory stands. Americans are urged to exercise caution.