Travel advice for Georgia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Georgia.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • Exchange cash into local currency outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

Lari GEL

Currency exchange rate

GEL 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ GEL 0.00 (07/2015)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 4 h

National language

Official language

Georgian

Language capabilities

English and German

Capital

Tbilisi

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Tbilisi, Krtsanisi 11
Tel. +995 322 75 30 01 / +995 322 75 30 02

Opening hours

Banks

9.30 - 17.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

10.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • International driver's licence required for car rentals.

  • CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Minimum risk of malaria.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Travel to Abkhazia, South Ossetia, to the Pankisi gorge and border areas to Chechnya (Russian Federation) not advised.

  • Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs (up to life imprisonment).

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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