Georgia, which the Georgians call Sarkatvelo, is a semi-presidential republic in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. It has a population of about 3.7 million people and the official language is Georgian.
Travelers from the European Union, North America, Australia and other countries on this list can visit Georgia without a visa for one year! Travelers from the countries on this list need to apply for an e-visa on this website and can stay for 30 or 60 days.
For more info & updates concerning the visa, look here.
Georgia has borders with Turkey, Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan. Entering Georgia by any of these borders goes without any problems. If you are eligible for a visa on arrival, you'll receive a stamp at the passport control.
For more info & updates concerning the border crossings, look here.
The currency in Georgia is the Georgian Lari (GEL). Traveling in Georgia is super cheap and you can easily live on a daily budget of $5 - $10!
Hitchhiking & Camping
Hitchhiking in Georgia is very easy with an average waiting time of 5 -10 minutes! It would be good to learn some basic Russian. The younger generation (-30) know English but the older generation have Russian as their second language. You can try to learn Georgian but it's a super difficult language to master and it also has it's own alphabet, called Mkhedruli. Wild camping is absolutely no problem but be aware that it gets freezing cold in winter and you better prepare yourself for cold nights if you want to camp in the mountains during summer.
Here are stories and tips about hitchhiking in Georgia.
Where to go and what to do
In 15 amazing places to visit in Georgia you'll find all the information you need about the public transportation in Georgia and which places you should definitely visit!