Frequently Asked Questions about COVID Restrictions

Yes, it is restricted from November 28 to December 24. Also, from January 3 to January 31, regular passenger movement by routed taxicab and bus (categories M2 and M3 vehicle transport), and by train, will be restricted.

Intercity transport will operate from December 24 through January 2.

Yes, they can.

Yes, it is allowed, including taxis, from 5 AM to 9 PM, without special permit.

Yes, automobiles and taxis are allowed to travel between cities without special permit.

Public transport within the municipal administrative borders of Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Gori, Zugdidi, Poti, and Telavi will be put on full hold from November 28 to December 24, and from January 3 to January 16.

Public transport will not operate on weekends from January 16 through January 31.

Taxi movement is allowed from 5 AM to 9 PM.

Yes, pedestrian and vehicle movement, as well as stay in public areas, is prohibited from 9 PM to 5 AM. Exceptions will be allowed on New Year's Eve, from 9 PM, December 31, to 5 AM, January 1, and on the Eve of the Nativity, from 9 PM, January 6, to 5 AM, January 7, when movement will not be restricted.

Yes, it is restricted.

The movement restriction from 9 PM to 5 AM, intercity transport restrictions, and restrictions to the operations of food outlets, fitness clubs, and swimming pools, apply throughout the country. Other restrictions imposed in big cities are in force only within the municipal administrative limits of said cities.

Yes, permits issued after November 9 are valid.

No, it is not. It is only recommended for persons over 70 to abstain from movement.

Restaurants and food outlets throughout the country switch to delivery/pickup services.
🔹 Pickup
🔹 Delivery
🔹 Drive through

All retail outlets switch to remote services: delivery and pickup, without customers allowed inside. This restriction does not apply to:


🔹 Retail outlets of food/pet food, animal- and plant-based food products, household chemical and hygiene products, vegetarian substances, pesticides and agricultural chemicals, seeds and saplings.
🔹 Electronic communication, electric power, natural gas, water, oil, diesel, and liquid gas suppliers.
🔹  Retail outlets of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.
🔹 Newspaper kiosks.

No. These restrictions apply only in Tbilisi, Telavi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Gori, Poti, Zugdidi, and ski resorts (Bakuriani, Gudauri, Goderdzi, and Mestia).

All outdoor/indoor farmer's markets/flea markets in Tbilisi, Telavi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Gori, Poti, Zugdidi, and ski resorts (Bakuriani, Gudauri, Goderdzi, and Mestia) will operate remotely. Farmer's markets/flea markets continue operating in line with the Health Ministry's regulations.

Fitness clubs and swimming pools are put on hold throughout the country.

Beauty salons and aesthetic centers continue operating in line with the Health Ministry's regulations.

Delivery services are allowed throughout the country.

Courier delivery services are allowed only with special permits.

The operations of banks/exchange booths/microfinance organizations continue will not be restricted.

Pickup services are allowed, namely to enter a food outlet and pick up your order.

All schools, vocational schools, and schools of higher education (except medical programs) in Tbilisi, Telavi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Gori, Poti, Zugdidi switch to remote learning.

All types of trainings and seminars are allowed throughout the country only in online format.

Only online cultural and sports events are allowed, and entertainment activities are restricted throughout the country.

Yes, arts and sports clubs and studios are put on hold throughout the country.

Private and public kindergartens will be suspended throughout the country.

Pedestrian and vehicle movement, as well as stay in public areas, is prohibited from 9 PM to 5 AM in Bakuriani, Gudauri, Goderdzi, and Mestia.

Said resorts will operate solely as quarantine zones. Ski slopes and aerial lifts are put on hold, and so are food outlets.

Individuals/individual entrepreneurs will be fined 2,000 GEL, and legal entities will be fined 10,000 GEL.

These restrictions come into force on November 28, 2020.

Retail sales of said products in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi, Zugdidi, Poti, Gori, and Telavi, and at ski resorts is allowed only online. These products can be sold at service centers alongside services provided. Retails sales of said products in the rest of the country is allowed without restrictions.

Automobile repair shops, car washes, and tire repair shops are allowed to operate.

Yes, but they are allowed to serve only the guests of a given hotel.

At ski resorts (Bakuriani, Gudauri, Goderdzi, and Mestia) hotels operate solely as quarantine areas.

Theoretical courses are allowed online, though practical training is allowed in person.

Transporting one’s family members from one city to another/to the region by taxi or personal vehicle is allowed.

Selling non-food merchandise in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi, Zugdidi, Poti, Gori, and Telavi, and at ski resorts is allowed only online.

Yes, it is prohibited.

Yes, they are throughout the country, except in a period from December 24 through January 2.

Yes, they are allowed throughout the country.

Yes, they are allowed throughout the country.

Starting on November 28, ski runs and aerial lifts, entertainment facilities, entertainment events, kindergartens and daycare facilities, also sports arenas and gyms, saunas and bathhouses, and swimming pools, stop operating in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi, Zugdidi, Poti, Gori, and Telavi, and at ski resorts.

Every other type of economic activity, including office work, are allowed throughout the country.

Yes, they are. However, the Coordination Council advises to maximize remote work.

The state ensures that representatives of all religions and confessions can freely attended this religious celebration.

Relevant confessions must submit lists of their parishioners to the State Agency for religious Issues, and the Task Force will issue one-off travel passes based on these lists.

No, cigarette kiosks are not allowed to operate.

Yes, but only online.

Yes, after November 28, 2020, transport is allowed from 5 AM to 9 PM; movement after 9 PM is allowed with special permit.

Regular passenger transport, both international and intercity (by routed cab or bus) is prohibited throughout the country.

Using taxis or personal vehicles for travel is not restricted, except from 9 PM to 5 AM.

Spa procedures, saunas and baths, as well as swimming pools, are on hold throughout the country.

Only online flower sales are allowed in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi, Zugdidi, Poti, Gori, and Telavi, and at ski resorts. Selling flowers is allowed without restrictions in the rest of Georgia.

Supta Sakhli and similar-specialization retailers selling mostly hygiene products continue operating as usual.

Yes, they are allowed to operate.