Country-specific travel advice
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Driving in Georgia
If you're driving in Georgia your checklist requirements are:
- A valid UK driving licence
- An International Driving Permit - find out more here
- A GB sticker on the back of your car - even if your car has 'Euro-plates' (number-plates that show a circle of 12 stars on a blue background)
- Your motor insurance certificate
- A warning triangle inside the car in case you break down
- Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you're driving on the right, so your lights don't dazzle motorists coming the other way)
- A first aid kit
- A fire extinguisher
You must also:
- Be 18 or over
- Make sure everyone in the car wears a seatbelt at all times
- Wear a crash helmet if you're riding a motorcycle
It's a good idea to have:
- Spare bulbs for your car's external lights
- Spark plugs, wiper blades, a fan belt and other basic spares
Other things you should know:
- Children under age 7 must use a suitable child restraint
- The speed limit is 60kph in built-up areas and 80kph elsewhere, unless otherwise signposted
- The drink driving limit is zero - so there must be no alcohol in your blood when driving
- Avoid driving at night where possible as roads can be in a poor state and some local drivers can be rather erratic
- Heavy rain and flooding can cause problems for drivers driving through Georgia, so be prepared
Useful guides and maps
Michelin Motoring Atlas: Europe
Download a copy of our full Driving Abroad report.
What RAC can do for you
RAC offers great-value, flexible RAC European breakdown cover tailored to meet your needs. We also offer comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for medical expenses, baggage, personal money and belongings.
Sources Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Disclaimer: RAC are not responsible for the content of external websites. The information provided is correct as of May 2016 to the best of our knowledge and should be referred to for information purposes only - it should not be relied upon as formal advice. Please always check the current requirements of the country you are visiting before you leave.
- Still current at:
- 25th Oct 2016
- Updated at:
- 20th Oct 2016
- Latest update:
- Latest update: Safety and security section (Elections) - on 30 October 2016 the second round of parliamentary elections will be held in 50 districts across Georgia; on 22 October 2016 repeat voting will take place at one polling station in Marneuli and 3 polling stations in Zugdidi; you should take extra care and avoid any political meetings or demonstrations
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and against all but essential travel to areas near the Administrative Boundary Lines with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. See Local travel.
The British government doesn’t recognise the unilateral declarations of independence made by the de facto authorities in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. There is no UK diplomatic representation available in either location.
Foreign nationals have been detained on arrival for possession of medicines that would not normally be problematic in other countries. See Entry requirements
Take care when driving and if possible avoid driving at night. See Road travel.
There is some risk from unexploded ordnance in areas where fighting took place in August 2008 and in military installations where Russian troops were present. See Local travel.
There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.