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A land of endless wonders, un spoilt by modern tourism and still retaining its
authentic character – Georgia. Once experienced, it will stay with you forever. Exploring Georgia is a constant pleasure. For walkers and hikers the country is sheer heaven, while botanists and bird-watchers will be simply enthralled and archaeologists can’t decide which of the numerous ancient findings to visit first.

With the towering Caucasus Mountains forming the border between Europe and Asia, Georgia has long been an important contact zone. In this mystical land you will be captivated by a thrilling blend of eastern enigma and western elegance. The traditions of the East and West meet in Georgia to form a culture unlike any other in the world.

  • Area: 69, 700
  • Population: 3.9 million
  • Ethnicity: Georgians – 85%, Azeris – 7%, Armenians – 6%, Russ ians – 2%
  • Capital: Tbilisi
  • Language: Georgian (state), most people also speak Russian a nd English
  • Religion: Georgian Orthodox (main), Catholic, Muslim, Armeni an Gregorian, Jewish
  • Currency: Lari (GEL)
    1 USD = 2.93 GEL, 1 EURO = 3.26 GEL
  • Climate: In West Georgia the dominant subtropical climate features high humidity and heavy precipitation, while East Georgia has a more continental and drier climate. The alpine zone begins at about 2,100 meters; above 3,600 meters snow and ice are present
    year-round. The average summer temperatures range from 20°C to 24°C, average winter temperatures range from 2°C to 4°C.
  • Museums – Opening hours 11:00 – 16:00 (closed on Monday)
  • Banks – Opening hours 10:00 – 17:30 (10:00 – 14:00 on Saturday)
  • Shops & Restaurants

Shops: Open daily 10:00 – 18:00
Restaurants: Open daily 11:00 – till midnight

Please note that, citizens permanently residing in the following countries: Member
States of the European Union, Australia, Canada, Japan, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Thailand, Lebanese Republic, Malaysia, New Zeeland, Republic
of Korea, Republic of Turkey, Israel, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman,
Swiss Confederation, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA may enter and stay in Georgia without a
visa for 90 days in any 180 day period.

Here is the full list of the visa exempted countries:

Aliens who are holders of valid visas or/and residence permits of UK, Canada, USA, EU
member countries, Japan, Australia, New Zeeland, Republic of Korea, Israel, State of
Kuwait, State of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman, U.A.E may enter and stay in Georgia for 90
days in any 180 day period.

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Tourism in Georgia is an increasingly important component of the cou ntry’s
economy. In 2015 it employed around 158,500 people, producing 6.7% of Georgia’s GDP and
providing US$1.94 billion of revenue. In 2018 , the number of international arrivals reached
a record high of 8.7 million people with foreign exchange income in the year’s first three
quarters amounting to US$2.6 billion. The country plans to hos t 11 million tourists by
2025 with annual revenues reaching US$6.6 billion.

The expenditures of foreign visitors to Georgia have a significant effect on the balance
of payments, and approximately 35.9% of Georgia’s goods and service export revenue comes
from tourism. International tourist s stay an average of 6.5 days.