Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice. If you must travel, check the risk levels specific to your destination and plan your travel accordingly. Take normal security precautions in Georgia. Avoid all travel to regions bordering Russia, including the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as to the areas surrounding them.
In an attempt to limit the spread of COVID, most governments have implemented preventative measures and restrictions. Foreign authorities might not recognize or accept proof of vaccination issued by Canadian provinces and territories. You may need to obtain a translation, a notarization, an authentication, or the legalization of the document. Foreign Representatives in Canada. Tensions are high in both breakaway regions. Unexploded ordnance, landmines and explosions may pose a risk in those parts of Abkhazia and South Ossetia where military operations have occurred.
Terrorists have carried out attacks in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. They typically use car bombs to target military and security facilities. Exercise a high level of personal security awareness at all times. Canadian officials may not be in a position to provide consular assistance to Canadians in these areas, due to security concerns and travel restrictions. Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, occurs.
Inadequate lighting in public places increases the likelihood of crime. Muggings, home invasions, carjackings, sexual assaults and other violent crimes against foreigners have occurred. Do not visit disreputable bars and neighbourhoods, where local law enforcement may be unable or unwilling to intervene.
In one scam that is particularly common in Tbilisi, locals invite tourists to bars for food and drinks, and then force them to pay a steep bill. Kidnappings have occurred in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and other areas bordering Russia. You should travel in a group. Do not walk or take the subway alone after dark. Vary your routine and lock doors to cars and residences. Avoid showing s of affluence and exercise vigilance in crowded places, such as markets and public transportation facilities.
LGBTQ2 travellers, as well as their friends and families, have been targets of harassment and violence.
Travel and your sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. Clashes between protestors and security forces have resulted in casualties. Security forces have used water cannons to disperse crowds. Even peaceful demonstrations can turn violent at any time. They can also lead to disruptions to traffic and public transportation.
More about mass gatherings large-scale events. Drive defensively. Poor road conditions, reduced driving standards, insufficient road markings and inadequate lighting create hazards. Use only officially marked taxis and negotiate fares in advance. Do not share rides with strangers.
Exercise caution when travelling over long distances by train at night and when alone. Do not leave the compartment unattended. Lock the cabin door from the inside. We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards. General information about foreign domestic airlines. Accurate information on mountain conditions can be difficult to obtain, and weather in mountainous areas can be unpredictable.
Most governments have implemented special entry and exit restrictions and requirements for their territory due to COVID Before travelling, verify if the local authorities of both your current location and destinations have implemented any restrictions or requirements related to this situation. Consider even your transit points, as transit rules are in place in many destinations.
This could disrupt your travel. Every country or territory decides who can enter or exit through its borders. We have obtained the information on this from Georgian authorities. It can, however, change at any time. Verify this information with the Foreign Representatives in Canada. Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Georgia. Official travel.
Tn (trade nafta) for canadian and mexican citizens
Different entry rules may apply when travelling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document. Before you leave, check with the closest diplomatic mission for your destination. Tourist visa: Not required for stays up to days Business visa: Not required for stays up to days Student visa: Not required for stays up to days.
If you are planning to stay in Georgia for more than days, you must obtain a visa before entering the country. If you overstay your visa, you may be fined. State Commission on Migration Issues of Georgia.
You need prior authorization from Georgian authorities to enter the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. As there is no official border control, you could face serious consequences, such as incarceration and fines, when re-entering Georgia if your passport has been stamped by the authorities of these regions. Learn about potential entry requirements related to yellow fever vaccines section. Be sure that your routine vaccinesas per your province or territory, are up-to-date regardless of your travel destination.
Some of these vaccines include: measles-mumps-rubella MMRdiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, varicella chickenpoxinfluenza and others. You may be at risk for these vaccine-preventable diseases while travelling in this country.
Talk to your travel health professional about which ones are right for you. It can spread from person to person by direct contact and through droplets in the air.
Anyone who has not completed a vaccine series is at increased risk of being infected with the virus that causes COVID when travelling internationally. Regardless of where you are going, talk to a health care professional before travelling to make sure you are adequately protected against COVID Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver spread through contaminated food and water or contact with an infected person.
All those travelling to regions with a risk of hepatitis A infection should get vaccinated. Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver spread through blood or other bodily fluids. Travellers who may be exposed e. Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics.
Influenza flu is caused by a virus spread from person to person when they cough or sneeze or by touching objects and surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus. Get the flu shot. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It can spread quickly from person to person by direct contact and through droplets in the air. Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of being infected with it when travelling internationally. Regardless of where you are going, talk to a health care professional before travelling to make sure you are fully protected against measles. Rabies is a deadly illness spread to humans through a bite, scratch or lick from an infected animal.
Vaccination should be considered for travellers going to areas where rabies exists and who have a high risk of exposure e. Yellow fever is a disease caused by a flavivirus from the bite of an infected mosquito. Travellers get vaccinated either because it is required to enter a country or because it is recommended for their protection. It is recommended that you contact the nearest diplomatic or consular office of the destination s you will be visiting to verify any additional entry requirements.
Travellers to any destination in the world can develop travellers' diarrhea from consuming contaminated water or food.
In some areas in Western Asia, food and water can also carry diseases like cholerahepatitis Aschistosomiasis and typhoid. Practise safe food and water precautions while travelling in Western Asia.
Nadia theodore, consul general of canada in atlanta, united states
Remember: Boil it, cook it, peel it, or leave it! Typhoid is a bacterial infection spread by contaminated food or water. Risk is higher among children, travellers going to rural areas, travellers visiting friends and relatives or those travelling for a long period of time. Travellers visiting regions with a risk typhoid, especially those exposed to places with poor sanitation should speak to a health care professional about vaccination.
In some areas in Western Asia, certain insects carry and spread diseases like chikungunyaCrimean-Congo hemorrhagic feverdengue feverleishmaniasismalariaRift Valley feverWest Nile virus and Zika virus. Travellers are advised to take precautions against bites. Travellers are cautioned to avoid contact with animals, including dogs, monkeys, snakes, rodents, birds, and bats. Certain infections found in some areas in Western Asia, like avian influenza and rabiescan be shared between humans and animals.
Crowded conditions can increase your risk of certain illnesses.