ALERT: State of Emergency Lifted; Some Restrictions Continue

Location: Georgia, countrywide

 

Event: The Georgian Government announced that the State of Emergency will be lifted as of midnight tonight, Friday, May 22, although some restrictions will remain in place. Wearing face coverings in closed areas and keeping a 2-meter social distance to prevent the spread of the virus are still mandatory.

  • The nighttime curfew between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am will be lifted; freedom of movement will be permitted during these hours. 
  • Although taxis will remain limited to a driver and two passengers (both passengers in the backseat), the restrictions for private vehicles will be lifted. 
  • Gatherings are still limited to a maximum of 10 people. 
  • Some beauty salons and personal services have already reopened; additional retail stores will also reopen as of May 23. 
  • Dental clinics will resume services.
  • Public transportation remains closed within cities, but intercity transportation by bus and marshrutkas will resume. 
  • Railroad operations and domestic tourism operations including restaurants and international chain hotels will resume on June 15. 
  • International tourism (including some international flights) is planned to resume on July 1, when the restriction on entry of foreign nationals is expected to be lifted, although some quarantine requirements for arriving passengers may continue. 
  • Travel outside of Georgia by vehicle is still not permitted.

Be aware that the Government may re-introduce additional, stricter regulations and prohibitions in the future depending on how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic progresses throughout the country as Georgia continues its phased reopening of various economic sectors.   

Embassy Operations: The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi will continue to provide citizenship and emergency services for U.S. citizens, and emergency visa appointments on a very limited basis. Please contact us to make an appointment. 

Actions to Take

Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia
29 Georgian American Friendship Avenue, Didi Dighomi
(995)(32) 227-7724 (M-F 8:30-5:30)
(995)(32) 227-7000 (after hours) 

AskConsulTbilisi@state.gov
https://ge.usembassy.gov/   

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444