Swiss citizens allowed to enter Georgia with IDs

The decree signed on November 28 is already in force. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 02 Dec 2019 - 14:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

Swiss citizens will be allowed to enter Georgia with their ID cards alone, a decree signed by Georgian PM Giorgi Gakharia reads.

Swiss citizens are able to enter Georgia with their travel documents, as well as with their ID cards which include their name, surname, date of birth and a photo,” says the decree which is already in force.

Staring March 2017, when Georgia was granted a visa waiver with the EU, Georgian citizens holding biometric passports were also able to enter Switzerland without a visa for 90 days in any 180 day period.

For longer trips, Georgian citizens must first seek visas. 

Since the Russia-Georgia 2008 War, Switzerland has played the role of mediator between the two countries as Russia and Georgia have not restored their diplomatic relations so far.