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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.

There are no required vaccinations for Georgia but travellers should ask their doctors to recommend some or all of the following vaccinations, depending on what they are planning to do in the country: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, tetanus-diphtheria, and rabies. Visitors should 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 visitors have travel health insurance.

If travellers need prescription medications, it is best to take them along, as well as a copy of a doctor's letter explaining the medical condition in question, and what has been prescribed. That way, visitors can avoid having difficulties with customs.

View information on diseases:

Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Typhoid fever

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