Traveling to the beautiful country of Georgia soon? Here is AFC’s Ultimate Georgia Travel Guide Before you Go. This is the UAE’s favorite destination so maximize your holiday and give this a short read so that you may have a safe and memorable journey.
Basic ENGLISH is spoken throughout the country. This is observed to be more fluent in younger generations. with the local GEORGIAN language.
It would be greatly helpful to prepare an offline-accessible translation/dictionary app to aid with communication barriers. Although expect it to be very minimal.
What Weather to Expect
Georgia enjoys FOUR SEASONS throughout the year as follows:
- spring (March to May): Ave. 6°C to 18°C (42°F to 64°F)
- summer (June to August): Ave. 18°C to 30°C (64°F to 86°F)
- autumn (September to November): Ave. 9°C to 19 °C (48°F to 66°F)
- winter (December to February): Ave. -1.8°C to 7°C (29°F to 44°F)
What kind of clothes to pack?
- May: Umbrella/Raincoat/Rain Bag(Waterproof). Rainfalls due to season change. *Rainiest Month
- March-May: Moderately cold temperatures, bring jackets
- June-August: Bring appropriate sun protection products + sunglasses if necessary, Light cotton clothing
- September-November: Moderately thick clothes/ jackets, jumpers/sweaters, and scarves
- December-February: Thick Wooly Clothes + Winter Boots + Scarves + Gloves
- All Seasons: Comfortable walking shoes.
PREDOMINANTLY ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN. With that in mind, tourists have to be mindful and observe respectful behaviors when in monasteries, churches, or other places of worship.
GEORGIAN LARI (GEL)
Georgian Laws require all transactions to be settled in GEL. Commonly exchanged from USD.
Should you leave a tip?
Service taxes are generally included in restaurant cheques and in hotel service. It is welcomed.
How much is a day in Georgia?
Minimum USD 130 per day or more depending on interest and choice of activity.
Power plugs and socket
Georgia uses Type C and F power plugs at 220 Volts and 50 Frequency. Bringing power plug adapters is advisable.
The most common forms of transportation are Bus/Minibus/ Taxis (Taxis are ideally 2-3 GEL +1 GEL/km. However, the taxi drivers don’t really have meters so fares should be negotiated)
Tourists may use cab-hailing or ride-sharing apps like Bolt Tbilisi, Taxi Maxim, Yandex, Taxionn, Pickapp. Cash is preferred, and a tip is not required. Rounding off the fare is welcomed but heavy unnecessary tipping can be regarded as offensive.
Georgian Travel Guide – The Checklist
Need Internet Everywhere in Tbilisi?
Tourists will commonly find local sim cards with ready network access in the airport. However, it is more advisable to look for one around town. This could be cheaper and you will have more choices.
Keep your passport ready when purchasing a local sim card. Some of the more common options include Magticom (Magti), Geocell, and Beeline. They can cost starting from 5 GEL (1.75 USD)
Georgia Travel Guide to Bringing Medications
Prepare preferred over-the-counter medicines (Keep in original containers/with labels for easy identification) in small quantities (or as you find necessary) into a simple first aid. i.e. Diarrhea medicines, antacids, antihistamines, motion sickness, cough drops, decongestants, pain and fever relief, mild laxatives, bandages, and small antiseptic solutions. Along with your masks and preferred sanitizer.
Bring a doctor’s prescription for other prescriptions that you may have as needed and check for the allowed amount of quantity depending on your stay.
Now that you’ve read this Georgia Travel Guide.
You are officially ready to travel to Georgia. Don’t forget that you’re always free to contact your AFC Representative if you have any more concerns before your departure! We wish you safe and happy travels!