Message for U.S. Citizens: Virtual Town Hall Chat for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Kelly Degnan

Message for U.S. Citizens: SAVE THE DATE – Virtual Town Hall Chat for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Kelly Degnan    U.S. citizens in Georgia are invited to participate in a “virtual” Town Hall Meeting and live, online chat opportunity with U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan.  Tuesday, April 7, 1:30 – 2:30pm  Click this link to watch the video:  https://youtu.be/NWuXim8A87c   Submit your questions …

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COVID-19 Information for Georgia

COVID-19 Information for Georgia (April 6, 2020) PLEASE NOTE: There is a Global Level 4 Health Advisory in effect; this means ALL countries worldwide are at Level 4. The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Read more  here .   Please visit our  Messages and Alerts  page for regular updates regarding COVID-19 in …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE #3 on Flight Availability

IMPORTANT: If you are a U.S. citizen currently in Georgia and are trying to get to the United States, please contact the embassy now.  All U.S. citizens in Georgia: These are uncertain times, and the world is facing unprecedented challenges. Your safety and welfare are our highest priorities.  Please (please) enroll in our  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  so you will receive emails from …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location:  Georgia Event:  On March 30, the government of Georgia announced additional restrictive measures on movement and gatherings throughout the country in a continuing attempt to contain and curtail the outbreak of COVID-19.  The language of the announcement is available on its website (Georgian only). The restrictions include the following: Effective March 31 at 8:00 a.m., …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE #2 on Flight Availability

If you are currently in Georgia and are trying to get to the United States, please contact the embassy The U.S. Embassy has confirmed availability of seats on commercial flights leaving Georgia on the dates below. Please contact the airlines or a travel agent directly to book these flights. These are not U.S. government-operated or funded flights. Availability and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Flight Availability to London

The Embassy has received updated information regarding upcoming commercial outbound flights from Tbilisi on Georgian Airways. Seats should now be available for purchase on the following: 31 March – Tbilisi to Amsterdam 4 April – Tbilisi to London (NEW) If you are seeking to depart Georgia, contact Georgian Airways directly (head office located at Rustaveli Ave. #12, Tbilisi) or …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location:  Georgia Event:  Today, March 21, Georgia declared a state of emergency, allowing the government to take additional steps to minimize the risk of infection during the outbreak of COVID-19. WHAT THE STATE OF EMERGENCY MEANS: All retail outlets in the country will be closed except for pharmacy chains, grocery stores, gas stations, banking outlets, …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia (January 6, 2020)

Location: Georgia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy has implemented additional security measures as a precaution.  U.S. government personnel are instructed to exercise a higher level of personal security awareness. The Embassy will continue to review …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location: Along Rustaveli Avenue and Freedom Square in downtown Tbilisi at approximately 3:00pm on Saturday, December 14 Event: A potentially large political rally is expected to take place.  Counterdemonstrations could occur as well, which may lead to confrontations.  Patrol Police may close Rustaveli Avenue from Republic to Freedom squares starting before 3:00pm until the rally …

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Security Awareness During the Holiday Season

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia (December 9, 2019) Location:  Georgia, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, we remind U.S. citizens that there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Georgia.  Extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location: Outside the Parliament building in downtown Tbilisi and in various locations around Georgia, November 15-17 Event: Potential for Ongoing Demonstration Activities Protest activity to continue today and throughout the weekend, especially around the Parliament building and Rustaveli Avenue in downtown Tbilisi. In particular, multiple large demonstrations are anticipated on Sunday afternoon and evening (November …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location: Outside the Parliament building in downtown Tbilisi Event: Potential Protest Activity at Parliament building on November 14, 2019.  There have been calls for a larger demonstration at 19:00pm. U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid large crowds and demonstrations and to prepare for anticipated traffic delays and disruptions in that area. Actions to …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia (November 7, 2019) Location: Cinema locations in Tbilisi and Batumi, November 8-10 at various showtimes between 7:00pm and 11:00pm. Event: Potential Protest Activity at Movie Screenings Various groups are calling for protests against the screening of the movie “And Then We Danced” in Georgia November 8 – 10.  …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

September 20, 2019 Location: Outside the Parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue in downtown Tbilisi Event: A demonstration is expected to take place at approximately 7:00pm today (Friday, September 20) to mark the three month anniversary since the protest activities on June 20.  Some streets may be closed.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the area …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location: Near the Administrative Boundary Line with Russian-occupied South Ossetia Event: In light of current events, we remind U.S. citizens to avoid traveling near the administrative boundary line (ABL) that divides South Ossetia from Tbilisi-administered territory.  U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from traveling in the vicinity of the ABLs of the Russian-occupied regions of both …

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Ongoing Demonstration Activities in Downtown Tbilisi

Date/Location: Daily demonstrations around 7:00pm in front of the Parliament Building and along Rustaveli Avenue may continue in the foreseeable future. Event: The overall level of tension surrounding the protest events of the past week has decreased, but regular and/or sporadic demonstrations may continue. Be prepared for the possibility of road closures, a large police …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Date/Location: Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23: Possible protest activities in downtown Tbilisi, especially along Rustaveli Avenue in the vicinity of Parliament. Possible targeting of Americans at venues throughout the city known to attract American and European patrons. Event: Following the violent escalation of last night’s demonstrations in downtown Tbilisi, including use of tear …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

  Date/Location: Saturday, June 22: A parade and/or public event in downtown Tbilisi, exact location still to be confirmed. Event: Members and supporters of the LGBTQI community plan to hold a parade and/or public event to mark Pride Week on Saturday, June 22. We anticipate the event could draw sizable crowds. This is the first …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Date/Location: May 9:  Gathering near Vake Park at 10:00 am to commemorate World War II Victory Day May 17:  Possible rallies or marches at 5:00 pm near the State Chancellery of Georgia building and the Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi in support of Georgian “Family Purity Day” and/or LGBTQI rights May 19:  By-elections in the Mtatsminda …

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Security Awareness During the Holiday Season U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location:  Georgia, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, we remind U.S. citizens that there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Georgia.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location: Georgia Event:  Lead in Local Spices – In recent testing of local spices, the U.S. Embassy found two samples (Khmeli Suneli and Yellow Flower) that significantly exceeded the World Health Organization’s recommended limit for lead contamination. Both were manufactured by GEO-Group and sold at Agrohub. In separate testing this year, the Georgian National Food …

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Voting in 2018 Elections

The November 6, 2018 mid-term U.S. election is fast approaching!  We encourage U.S. citizens who have registered as absentee voters to return their ballots ASAP. How to return your ballot: Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically (fax, email, or online). If your state requires you to mail in a paper ballot, …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location:  Downtown Tbilisi or Polling Stations on Election Day, October 28 Event: The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that impromptu or unannounced rallies or protests could occur in the days leading up to, or during the Georgian Presidential Election, scheduled for Sunday, October 28.  The City of Tbilisi has reported possible activity beginning today, October 19. …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Tbilisi and Batumi, Georgia: Tbilisi (7pm): downtown near Dinamo Sports Arena, and then a march via Aghmashenebeli Avenue towards Marjanishvili Square Batumi (4pm): Tbeli Abuseridze Church on Javakhishvili Street, then moving towards Batumi City Hall Rose Garden, then along Kutaisi Street …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Tbilisi, Georgia: Downtown 51 Chavchavadze Avenue in the Vake District Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware that there will be numerous events and activities this evening (August 7) throughout downtown Tbilisi commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the 2008 Georgia-Russia War.  …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Tbilisi, Georgia: Rustaveli Avenue from Rose Revolution Square to Freedom Square There is a strong possibility that the area from Philharmonic Concert Hall to Freedom Square will be closed to vehicles and open only for pedestrians until the rallies are over. …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Tbilisi, Georgia: Rustaveli Avenue from Rose Revolution Square to Freedom Square There is a strong possibility that the area from Philharmonic Concert Hall to Freedom Square will be closed to vehicles and open only for pedestrians until the rallies are over. …

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