Visa and entry requirements Georgia:
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Information from the Federal Foreign Office about your trip to Georgia:

Georgia is a country between Asia and Europe with around 4 million inhabitants. The country borders on the autonomous Republic of Abkhazia in the northwest, Russia in the north, Azerbaijan in the southeast, Armenia and Turkey in the south and the Black Sea in the west.

With the republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Adjaria, there are three autonomous and disputed regions on Georgian territory.

The official language of the country is Georgian and the national currency is the Georgian Lari, where 1 euro corresponds to around 3 GEL.

The largest cities in Georgia include Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Gori, Poti, Zugdidi, Tskhinvali, Samtredia and Khashuri.

The country's population is predominantly Christian.

Georgia is geographically located in the Near East, between the Greater and Lesser Caucasus. The highest elevation in the country is the 5,201 meter high Shkhara. The largest lake in the country is Lake Parawani at an altitude of over 2,000 meters, and the Voronja Cave, at 2.2 kilometers deep, is the deepest cave on earth.

The country of Georgia has a rich variety of flora and fauna. In most of Georgia's forest areas, spruces, firs, beeches and oaks are mainly found. Of the mammals, brown bears, jackals, lynxes, leopards and wolves are more common there.

There are a total of 11 national parks and nature reserves in Georgia, the largest of which is the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.

The most important economic sectors in Georgia are agriculture with the cultivation of wine, citrus fruits and tea, cattle and sheep breeding, mining with the extraction of mineral resources such as copper, hard coal and manganese, and tourism.

Georgia is particularly popular with hiking tourists in the Caucasus, with city travelers in Tbilisi and with numerous beach tourists on the long beaches around Batumi and on the Black Sea.

The capital of Georgia is Tbilisi with around 1.2 million inhabitants. The country's largest city is located in eastern Georgia between the two Caucasus mountains.

The most important sights of Tbilisi include the ruins of the Narikala Fortress, the Sameba Cathedral, the Botanical Garden, the Old Town, the Monument to the Mother of Georgia, the Anchishati Basilica, the Freedom Square, the Kashveti Church, the cable car, the Svaneti Defense Tower , the zoo, the Great Synagogue, the Metekhi Church, the Sioni Cathedral, the Republic Square, the State Art Museum, the Money Museum, the Marionette Theater, the Memorial of the History of Georgia, the open-air museum, the Bridge of Peace, the Stalin Museum and the Local History Museum.

So far I have traveled to beautiful Georgia twice. In November 2012 the city of Tbilisi, with a subsequent journey to the southern border towards Armenia and in March 2015 just the capital for three days.

Tbilisi is an extremely beautiful, pleasant and inexpensive city. There are many interesting old buildings to admire or explore in the capital. A key attraction is the gigantic view from the Mother of Georgia Monument. Just taking the cable car up is a real experience. The absolute highlight, however, is the old town, which is unfortunately only filled with people in the evenings on the weekends. On weekdays, especially during the day, only a few people go there.

Georgia is a wonderful travel destination and is one of my secret favorite countries. The tasty local food everywhere and the really reasonable prices make the country a real tourist insider tip.

When I first entered the country in 2012, I received a small bottle of red wine as a welcome gift at passport control, which was unique in the world.