Georgia Republic Travel Health Advice

Travel to Georgia is usually incident-free from a health point of view so long as visitors go prepared. Preventative health measures should be taken for malaria when travelling to Georgia; there is no risk in Tbilisi, but visitors to the southeastern areas should take malaria medication. Speak to your doctor about the best kind to take.

There are no required vaccinations for Georgia but your doctor may recommend some or all of the following vaccinations, depending on what you are planning to do on your trip: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, tetanus-diphtheria, and rabies. Avoid drinking untreated tap water; bottled water is widely available. Medical care in Georgia is limited, especially outside Tbilisi. Many doctors and hospitals will expect payment in cash, regardless of whether you have travel health insurance.

If you need prescription medications it is best to take them along with you, making sure you have a copy of a letter from your doctor explaining your condition and what has been prescribed so that you don't have difficulties with customs.

View information on diseases:

Malaria, Swine flu

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