The Georgian passport is currently ranked 48th place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 120 countries. Giving it an overall medium-low mobility score. Georgian passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Brazil, Thailand, Israel and the entire European Union. Georgian nationals require a visa to enter about 109 destinations in the world. Some of the destinations where a prior visa is required are the United States, China and Japan.
The Georgia passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Georgia passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Georgia passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 80 Georgia passport visa-free countries, 39 Georgia visa-on-arrival countries, and 1 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Georgia passport holders can enter a total of 120 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Georgia passport ranks 48 in the world.
Separate from these Georgia visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 109 additional destinations which Georgia passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
Georgia is a former soviet country. It consists of 9 regions and 2 autonomous regions. Neighboring countries include Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia. The country is situated in the Caucasus region in Eurasia. The nation’s most important regions are Tbilisi, Kvemo Kartli and Imereti. Georgia has a surface area of 69,700 square kilometers. Making it is one of the smaller countries in Asia. Georgia is mostly mountainous with lowlands near the Black Sea. Its climate is warm and temperate.
The overall population is over 4 million people. The capital of the country is Tbilisi, which is also the most populous city with 1.1 million inhabitants. Other major cities are Batumi and Kutaisi. The largest airport is Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) with 3.6 million yearly passengers. The second largest is Kutaisi International Airport (KUT) with 870,000 yearly passengers. Tbilisi airport has excellent flight connections to the entire European Union and Middle East.
Georgian culture has evolved over the course of the history of the country. The main religion is the Orthodox belief. The official language is Georgian. The legal system is the civil law. The government type is a semi presidential republic. The chief of state is the elected President Salome Zourabichvili and the head of government is Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. The elections take place every 4 years and the president is elected indirectly by the College of Electors.
The official currency of the country is the Georgian Lari (GEL) with the current exchange rate being GEL 2.68 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $46 billion. Its citizens have a per capita income of $12,409. The GDP is mostly made up of 2 key sectors, which are services and agriculture. Georgia is famous for its wine, which is one of the biggest export products. Additionally, citrus fruits, hazelnuts, manganese and gold are important contributors to the economy. The GDP has grown steadily in the past years with yearly growth rates over 4%.
Georgia is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations and attractions. It is known for its picturesque medieval historic sites and different cultural facets. It has 3 UNESCO world heritage sites. Some of the major destinations include the capital Tbilisi, the Tusheti National Park, Borjomi, Gudauri and Batumi. The nation has a total of approximately 9.3 million tourists visiting every year. Most tourists originate from Europe, Russia and its surrounding countries. It is a very popular destination especially for regional visitors.