Foreign travel advice

Georgia

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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 doesn’t 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.

The political situation in Georgia is generally calm, but demonstrations and opposition rallies occasionally take place. Demonstrations are usually policed. Keep well away from all demonstrations.

Foreign nationals have been detained on arrival for possession of medicines that would not normally be problematic in other countries. See Entry requirements

Take care when driving and if possible avoid driving 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.

Terrorist attacks in Georgia can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.

You can contact the emergency services by calling 112.

You can contact the emergency services by calling 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.