When to go
Depending on what you like, most seasons are fine for a stay in Georgia. For example, spring is the best season because the countryside is green, the lilacs are blossoming and the temperatures are quite pleasant.
If you like skiing and the mountains, winter would be the best bet for you! There are a wide range of ski resorts in the Caucasus.
For a stay in Georgia of twelve months or less, Europeans don't need a visa. When you enter the country, the customs officers will check that you have sufficient means of payment to cover the length of your stay and that you have taken out travel insurance.
You are strongly advised not to go to the separatist areas of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
For more information, see the government website.
Canadian citizens do not need visas for stays of less than 90 days.
Before travelling to Georgia, it is important to take out health and repatriation insurance.
No vaccinations are compulsory but check that you are up to date with routine vaccination courses and boosters as recommended in the UK.
There are hygiene measures which need to be taken, for example, only drink bottled water, wash your hands regularly and particularly before each meal.
Airline ticketsNo airlines fly directly from the UK to Tbilisi, however you can take indirect flights with Pegasus Airlines, airBaltic, Swiss, AtlasJet, KLM, Alitalia, British Airways, LOT, Qatar Airways, and Eastern Airways. You will need to stop over in Russia or the Ukraine. The average cost of a return flight from London to Tbilisi is around £200.
Time differenceGeorgia is 4 hours ahead of the UK in winter and 3 hours ahead in summer.
LanguageThe official language is Georgian. Other languages such as Russian, Armenian and Kurdish, are also spoken.
British Embassy in Georgia
51 Krtsanisi St
Embassy of Georgia in UK
4 Russell Gardens
London W14 8EZ
Emergency number (Police, fire brigade, hospitals, ambulances): 112
Phone and internet connection
The phone dialing code is +995
There are numerous cyber-cafés in the cities and the connections are quite good. The hotels usually have Wi-Fi or at least have a connection.