COVID-19 Information for Georgia

Last Updated: October 13, 2022

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No

    • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate and/or a negative PCR test is no longer required.
    • Open land borders on the Georgian side are listed here; note that the Georgian land border with Russia near Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) is open to U.S. citizens 24/7. (The limited hours posted on the website do not apply to private travelers.) Any transportation method is permissible. Please note that the border may be closed at any given time due to inclement weather or for other reasons; consult this page for the most up-to-date information.
    • The Government of Georgia recommends that visitors to Georgia carry proof of health insurance when crossing the Georgian border.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required prior to entry?  No.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
    • The Government of Georgia’s rules are subject to change, sometimes without notice. We encourage U.S citizens to refer often to the links in this document to Government of Georgia primary sources for the most up-to-date information.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Georgia? Yes 
    • Most, but not all, laboratories now offer rapid antigen tests in addition to PCR tests.  If you want a rapid antigen test instead of a PCR test, consult specific laboratories for availability and to confirm that the rapid antigen test is a viral test that complies with CDC requirements.  More information about qualifying tests is available on the CDC’s website.
    • The average fee for a PCR test is GEL70-120 and the fee must be paid in advance.  Results are generally available in 12-24 hours.
    • The average fee for a rapid antigen test is GEL35-50 and the fee must be paid in advance.  Results are generally available in 20-60 minutes.
    • Consult specific laboratories for details on hours of operation and method of delivery (e.g. email, text message, physical copy) of test results.
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes (usually within 24 hours)
  • The Government of Georgia has published a complete list of laboratories that provide COVID testing (in Georgian only); a partial list in English is here.
    • On the Georgian-language page, click the second bullet and a spreadsheet will appear with a list of laboratories. Note that this link is currently under maintenance and may not work at all times, or may work better on a mobile phone than on a computer.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in Georgia for U.S. citizens to receive?  Yes, with limitations (see below)
    • Some eligible individuals (including permanent residents of Georgia and non-Georgian private citizens who are not permanent residents of Georgia and who have been continuously in Georgia for at least three months) are now eligible for vaccination by the Government of Georgia under its National Vaccination Plan.
    • Permanent residents may register on the Government of Georgia’s vaccination portal, or using the registration hotline (1522) The registration hotline is the best source of information on walk-in service (if available), specific vaccines available, etc.
    • Non-permanent residents may not register online.  The Government of Georgia has announced three locations where eligible individuals may be vaccinated.  Eligible individuals must visit one of these locations in person and submit a document certifying compliance with any of the eligible categories:
      • Tbilisi:  Academician Nikoloz Kipshidze Central University Clinic, Vazha Pshavela 29
      • Batumi:  Batumi Republican Hospital Ltd., Tbel Abuseridze St. 2
      • Kutaisi:  O. Chkhobadze Medical-Rehabilitation Clinic for the Disabled and the Elderly, Tolbukhin St. 16
  • Additional information is available on the following issues:
    • Obtaining a vaccination card: here (in Georgian only) and here.
    • Booster doses and vaccination of children: here and here (in Georgian only).
      • Note:  Eligible non-Georgian citizens and permanent residents are now eligible for boosters.  More information can be found here (Georgian only).
    • Check your vaccination status here, but please note that there may be a significant lag between the time you are vaccinated and the time your status shows in the database.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Local Resources:

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Individual violators of face mask rules are subject to a 20 GEL (about 6.50 USD) fine for the first offense and 40 GEL (about 12.80 USD) for repeat offenses.
    • Some exceptions apply for children under 6, people with disabilities, or who have health problems that prevent them from wearing a face covering.