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Driving in Georgia

If you're driving in Georgia your checklist requirements are:

  • A valid UK driving licence - both the photo and paper parts
  • 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

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 August 2009 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.

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 does not 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.

FCO TRAVEL ADVICE - know before you go - fco.gov.uk/travel
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