Georgia opens its borders for tourists

From July 1, 2020, Georgia is opening its borders for tourists, becoming one of the first countries in the world to open to tourism after the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced today at a government meeting by the Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gaharia.

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  1. I am 65 years of age, and would like to visit Tbilisi in Georgia with the possibility of retiring there. South Africa’s economy is in ruins, and it is no longer safe to live here.

    My understanding is that I can fly to Georgia, and get a visa for 360 days upon entry. My passport is valid and active.

    Can you please let me know whether the visa rules as mentioned above are correct, or what else I might need to do prior to visiting Georgia?

    1. Visa information is correct. Then, once you are in Georgia, you can just cross a border (for example with Turkey) for one day and come back, stay another year in Georgia. It’s called “visa run”.

      As of coming to Georgia right now, I’m not sure. As far as I know, the borders are closed now due to coronavirus pandemic.

      The only way to come now only if you have business in Georgia or if you get a freelancer visa. Or if you have a close relative in Georgia, such as wife.

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