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Georgia customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Georgia to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Georgia make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Georgia customs regulations.

Import regulations in Georgia

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

One of the following every 30 days:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 50 cigarillos;
  • 50mL electronic cigarette liquids;
  • 250 grams of loose tobacco;
  • or any proportional combination of the above products up to a total weight of 250 grams.

Bringing alcohol

One of the following every 30 days:

  • 1 litre exceeding 22% alcohol volume;
  • 2 litres up to 22% alcohol volume;
  • or any proportional combination of the above.

In addition, both of the following:

  • 4 litres of still wine;
  • and 16 litres of beer.

Cash limit

  • Funds of more than GEL30,000 or its foreign equivalent must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other Goods

  • Goods weighing less than 30 kilograms and with a value less than GEL3000.
  • Goods with a value up to GEL15,000 if passenger has been outside of Georgia for 6 months.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Counterfeit and pirated goods.
  • Illegal drugs.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Travellers may import up to five animals not for commercial use. These animals must have vaccinations and be treated against disease. They must also be accompanied by a passport or document certifying that any necessary treatment has been carried out. For further information, please visit Veterinary Control.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
  • Plants and their derivative products must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate, and an import permit. These products will then be subject to inspection upon arrival in Georgia. For further information, please visit Phytosanitary Control.
  • Weapons and ammunition require permit from different official bodies in Georgia, depending on the category of firearm. For further information, please visit Coordination of cross border activities related to military weapons ammunitions.
  • Medication containing narcotic and psychotropic substances must be accompanied by a prescription.
  • Antiques and art.

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