Exercise normal precautions in Georgia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Do not travel to:
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Georgia:
South Ossetia and Abkhazia
Russian troops and border guards occupy both South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The precise locations of administrative boundary lines are difficult to identify. Entering the occupied territories will likely result in your arrest, imprisonment, and/or a fine. Violent attacks, criminal incidents, and kidnappings occur in the region. Land mines pose a danger to travelers near the boundary lines of both territories.
The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens traveling in South Ossetia and Abkhazia as U.S. government employees are restricted from traveling there.
Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.