Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and against all but essential travel to areas near the Administrative Boundary Lines with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. See Local travel.

The British government does not recognise the unilateral declarations of independence made by the de facto authorities in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. There is no UK diplomatic representation available in either location.

Take care when driving and if possible avoid doing so at night. See Road travel.

There is some risk from unexploded ordnance in areas where fighting took place in August 2008 and in military installations where Russian troops were present. See Local travel.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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