The Bank of Georgia has issued a Tourist Card / a multi-purpose Visa card to provide comfort to tourists while travelling in Georgia.
Tourists as well as any citizen of Georgia will be able to use the Tourist Card in public transport such as bus, metro, minibus and rope-way.
The card offers special discounts to holders in café-bars and restaurants of the country, in museums and national parks, in tourism companies, hotels and in souvenir and accessory shops.
Furthermore, cardholders will receive gifts, which is a sim card and 1,000 MB high speed 4.5G internet from mobile operator – Magti.
The Tourist Card can be taken without needing an ID card.
"You can put a sum of 50-1,000 GEL on a tourist card. You can use Express bank pay box and POS terminals of partner banks in order to put money on card in GEL. You can put money in US Dollars and Euros by the use of Express bank pay boxes. Keep in mind that money put in foreign currency will automatically be converted into Georgian Lari. The sum will be put on the card one time only right after purchasing it. You won’t be able to put money again”, read the card description.
The price of the Tourist Card is 10 GEL (about $4.09/€3.43*).