Is Georgia Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Georgia is relatively safe for solo female travelers. Locals are friendly, curious, and are often eager to assist travelers navigate their way around the country. The country has drastically reduced crime rate over the years. However, women are still advised to dress modestly and avoid unlit and deserted areas during late hours. Moreover, arranging for local guided tours could prove helpful. It's a generally safe destination but, like anywhere, it's essential to maintain common safety precautions.

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How safe is Georgia?

Safety at nightSafe

Georgia, specifically the city centers like Tbilisi, are generally safe for solo female travelers even at night. Adequate street lighting, busy cafes, and frequent public transportation contribute to the feeling of security. However, it's always essential to stay vigilant, avoid isolated areas, and adhere to common sense safety precautions such as not accepting unsolicited help or rides from strangers.

Public transportationSafe

Georgia's public transportation system is generally safe for solo female travelers. Most Georgians are friendly and helpful, and incidents of crime are relatively low. Buses, marshrutkas (shared taxis), and the metro in Tbilisi are typically reliable and economical. However, it's always wise to keep an eye on your belongings and avoid peak times or less crowded vehicles, if possible. The signage and announcements might not be in English, so it is useful to understand some basic Georgian or Russian words or phrases.

Street harassmentLow

As a solo female traveler in Georgia, you may find that street harassment is relatively low compared to other countries. However, always stay vigilant, especially in crowded areas. Residents are generally respectful, and most encounters are of a friendly nature rather than hostile. Do keep in mind, individual experiences may vary. Use sensible precautions and trust your instincts as always.

Petty crimesLow

Petty crime such as pickpocketing and purse snatchings do occur in Georgia, especially in crowded places and tourist areas. However, it's less prevalent compared to other countries. The locals are generally helpful and welcoming to visitors. It is always recommended for travelers to stay alert for such instances, secure their personal belongings at all times, and avoid displaying expensive items publicly.

Tap waterSafe

Generally, tap water in Georgia is considered safe for consumption, especially in urban areas as the water undergoes significant purification procedures according to international standards. However, in some rural areas, tap water might not be as treated and it is advisable to drink bottled water for an added level of safety. Always listen to local advice.

Is Georgia safe right now?

When traveling to Georgia, it is advised to exercise normal safety precautions like being vigilant about your surroundings and personal belongings, and avoiding non-essential travel to high-risk areas. Follow the safety guidelines and protocols set by the United States, Canadian and Australian governments. Always stay informed about potential risks in certain areas and plan your travel accordingly.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States Government advises exercising normal precautions in Georgia; however, be aware that some areas have an increased risk. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian Government advises taking normal security precautions in Georgia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: February 8, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises to exercise normal safety precautions in Georgia overall. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: November 24, 2023

Is Georgia safe to visit?

4.7 /5

Based on 16 experiences

Solo travel experience

I've been to Georgia many times, it's a very safe country, you just need to exercise normal caution, just like in any other place. The app for ordering taxis, Bolt, is the one all my friends use there, it works very well and is super cheap. If you want to go hiking or to remote places, it's best to do it with a guide or a group.

Posted: September 23, 2023
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I spent 11 days in Georgia, and there was still so much to do. I highly recommend visiting this beautiful country if you like nature, beaches, history, and good food. It is inexpensive and you can get lower prices if you book locally. I visited Kazbegi and Gadauri (snowy areas), Batumi (beach), Kakheti (8,000 years of winemaking and nature), Tbilisi, and Mtskheta (all with amazing historical attractions). Most of the attractions are free, with the exception of museums. I traveled on organized tours and by minivan (marshrutka) and both were great experiences. The local food is delicious, especially khachapuri with egg/cheese (pastry). I felt very safe traveling alone and using public transport during the day and night.

Posted: August 1, 2023
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I went alone in October. It was one of the safest places I've visited. Extremely warm people. I traveled to Tbilisi and went on a car tour to Kazbegi. I stayed in the old town in Tbilisi. I took part in a wine tour in Kakheti, which was amazing, and a walking tour of Tbilisi city to familiarize myself with it.

Posted: April 1, 2023
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Georgia was one of my favorite places, very inexpensive and I always felt safe. No one on the street yelled at me. English was not very frequently used, Russian would be more useful, but I managed well. From Tbilisi, I went on several trips to other places, often by marshrutka, and sometimes for a full day trip. I highly recommend it.

Posted: December 12, 2022
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Travel plan: Day 0: Arrival in Tbilisi Day 1: Uplistsikhe and Stalin Museum Day 2: Hiking in Stepantsminda Day 3: Touring Mtskheta Day 4: Touring Tbilisi Safety: I felt really safe there Recommendations: Georgia is amazing. People are friendly, hospitable, and the food/wine is incredible.

Posted: September 25, 2022
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Is Georgia safe to live?

Is Georgia worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

4.5/5
Helena

Helena

Estonia

Family travel experience

I was in a hostel in Batumi, there are many options and all of them are generally very decent and at a good price. you can’t go wrong with the food anywhere because everything is very authentic and good, but the best places are the tiny outlying places where the locals make their own meals from home. the best pancakes in Batumi are at the entrance to the dolphinarium (on the picture) you really have to try these and the couple who make them are the cutest ever. For driving around we had a local taxi driver to get around (through acquaintances), but you can also get around by bus. my favorite experience was in the mountains, where the Georgian family performed traditional dances and songs, they also prepared food for us, and later people were also involved in dancing and singing. for example, women were dressed in Georgian clothes and taught traditional dance. the experience was wonderful( also on the picture).

Posted: February 15, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Georgia for my first ever solo trip. I had an amazing time and I couldn't be happier that I made this decision. The country is beautiful, the people are very friendly, you can find delicious food and wine there, and it's also a very cheap destination.

Posted: August 10, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Safety in Georgia