Alert: Update to January 11, 2023, message related to personal security in Tbilisi's Freedom Square Area
Embassy Tbilisi is providing an update to its January 11, 2023, message to U.S. citizens regarding criminal youth in and around Freedom Square/Liberty Square and the Galleria mall in Tbilisi. The situation has improved with no criminal youth seen in the area recently and a regular police presence established in the area. The U.S. Embassy is no longer recommending its staff members and their families avoid the area.Regardless, we always encourage you to be vigilant and aware of your surroundings. Please secure your valuables in your front pockets (wallet, phone, etc.) and be mindful of your purse, backpack, or satchel in public, and around large groups of people.
For Assistance:https://ge.usembassy.gov/U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia (995)(32) 227-7724 (M-F 8:30-5:30) (995)(32) 227-7000 (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444