Foreign travel advice


Warning FCDO advises against all travel to parts of Georgia.

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The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides advice about risks of travel to help British nationals make informed decisions. Find out more about FCDO travel advice.

Areas where FCDO advises against travel

Your travel insurance could be invalidated if you travel against FCDO advice. Consular support may be limited where FCDO advises against travel.

South Ossetia and Abkhazia

For security reasons, FCDO advises against all travel to the breakaway regions of:

  • South Ossetia
  • Abkhazia

FCDO also advises against all but essential travel to:

  • areas immediately next to the administrative boundary lines with South Ossetia
  • areas immediately next to the administrative boundary lines with Abkhazia

FCDO cannot provide emergency services to British nationals travelling in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, as British government employees are restricted from travelling there.

Find out more about why FCDO advises against travel.

Before you travel 

No travel can be guaranteed safe. Read all the advice in this guide as well as support for British nationals abroad which includes:

  • advice on preparing for travel abroad and reducing risks
  • information for women, LGBT+ and disabled travellers

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Travel insurance

If you choose to travel, research your destinations and get appropriate travel insurance. Insurance should cover your itinerary, planned activities and expenses in an emergency.