US citizens, along with many other nationalities (including some European, Asian and African), don’t need a visa to stay in Georgia for up to 360 days. For longer visits, you will need to apply for a visa at the nearest Georgian consulate or embassy. A passport with at least six months’ validity is required for all travelers.

Health and Safety

There are no required immunizations for entering Georgia, but you may want to consider protection against diseases present like hepatitis B. Georgia’s health system is currently undergoing change and development, and facilities, while available, may be lacking. Certain medications can be hard to get hold of so bring enough refills with you. Travel and medical insurance is highly recommended. Make sure to eat only washed fruits and vegetables and avoid unpasteurized milk, dairy products and drinking from the tap. Water from the rivers, lakes, pools, and jacuzzis is not suitable for drinking.

Most of the country is safe for travel and crime rates are among the lowest in the region (though corruption is among the highest). Police cars regularly patrol the streets, making help available in case of car trouble. Crime is not much of an issue though some regions suffer from separatist conflicts so it pays to be aware of travel safety warnings. Abkhazia and South Ossetia are presently considered unsafe for visitors.