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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever no
Typhoid & Polio Yes
cholera 2
malaria 1
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Overview

Minor illnesses can be treated in Georgia. For outpatient treatment, we recommend MediClub Georgia (English speaking), Chavchavadze Ave. 5, Tbilisi, Tel: 25 19 91 (24-hour mobile: (08 99) 58 19 91. Surgical interventions and complicated dental treatments are better done at home, as most Georgian hospitals are not equipped with enough equipment, consumables and medicines Medical care is free for all citizens, and tourists in emergencies are treated largely free of charge.An individual first-aid kit should be taken and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Travel health insurance with emergency repatriation is recommended. A qualified rescue service with English speaking staff can be reached on 90 11 11. Check directoryaah for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] Low risk of malaria, in the less dangerous form (malaria tertiana), exists in some villages in the south-eastern part from July to October. All other parts of the country are malaria-free. Recommendation: mosquito repellent. [2] A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, but the risk of infection cannot be ruled out. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical help in good time before you travel. To prevent this, you should ensure good drinking water and food hygiene.

Food and drink

In summer there is an increased risk of diarrheal diseases due to the higher temperatures and the dishes prepared with more oil than in Germany. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized or bought packaged before drinking, brushing your teeth and making ice cubes. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Tap water should not be used as drinking water. Milk is usually not pasteurized and should be boiled. Only mix canned milk or milk powder with sterile water. Outside the cities, drinking water should be boiled or otherwise sterilized as a precaution. Only eat well-cooked, hot fish and meat dishes. Fruit should be peeled and vegetables cooked.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, influenza and possibly tuberculosis) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Nationwide there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from April to October through ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B is also recommended for long-term stays of more than 4 weeks and in the case of special exposure, for example as medical staff. HIV/AIDS is a danger for all who take risks of infection: Sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Rabies occurs nationwide. Carriers include stray dogs and cats in cities, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. stray dogs and cats in the cities, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. stray dogs and cats in the cities, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Health certificate

A negative HIV test may be required for long-term stays of more than 1 month.

Money

Currency

1 lari = 100 tetri. Currency code: Glr, GEL (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Glr. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 Glr, as well as 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Tetri.

Credit cards

Major credit cards are only accepted in some international hotels and some banks, details from the card issuer.

ATMs

Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used in the cities at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can be cashed in banks in major cities in Georgia.

Bank opening hours

Usually Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm.

Foreign exchange regulations

Obligation to declare for import and export of the national currency and foreign currencies from a sum equivalent to 30,000 glr. The import and export of the national currency is unlimited. Unlimited import of foreign currency. Export of foreign currency up to the amount declared, minus the amount to be exchanged (but must not exceed the equivalent of US$500, keep receipts).

Currency Exchange

US dollars and euros are widely accepted. It is advisable to only take small amounts of undamaged banknotes with you, as there is hardly any change. You should only exchange as needed. Invoices must always be paid in cash, and payment in US dollars is often required. There are now many ATMs in Tbilisi.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
GEL 1 EUR = 1.04
1 CHF = 1.24
1 USD = 1.00
USD U.S$ 1 EUR = 1.04 US$
1 CHF = 1.24 US$
1 USD = 1.00 US$

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