Georgia Health Care and Vaccinations
The health system is undergoing dramatic change. Medical facilities are available but owing to the present state of medical services, emergency evacuation travel insurance is recommended for all travellers. It is also advisable to take a supply of those medicines that are likely to be required (but check first that they may be legally imported) as medicines can prove very difficult to get hold of.
Food and Drink
All water should be regarded as being a potential health risk. Boiled water is readily available and should be used. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.
Immunisation against Hepatitis B should be considered. Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay. Travellers staying for more than one month must present a medical certificate proving they are HIV negative. If not holding the required documentation, they will be subject to a compulsory HIV test on arrival.
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