Climate and weather
Climate in Georgia is extremely diverse, considering the country’s small size. The greater caucasus mountain range plays an important role in moderating Georgia’s climate, protecting the territory against extremely cold air from the north, while the Lesser Caucasus Mountains protects it against the very dry, hot air from the south. Average temperatures in summer range from 19 °C to 22 °C, and in winter from 1.5°C to 3 °C.
The official currency in Georgia is the Georgian Lari (code: GEL). The Lari is divided into 100 Tetri. There are exchange offices in many areas of Tbilisi. Most of the hotels accept credit cards transactions and ATM machines are available throughout major towns and cities.
Official exchange rates of GEL against foreign currencies can be found at the following link: https://www.nbg.gov.ge/index.php?m=582&lng=eng
Georgia’s country code is +995 and the area code for Tbilisi is 322. Georgian mobile operators (Geocell, MagtiCom and Beeline) have almost full coverage around the country and there are many free WI-FI zones available for the visitors.
Healthcare and medical services
When undertaking any form of travel, adequate insurance is strongly advised. Georgia has excellent medical facilities. For the emergency services please call 112, you will be connected to the 24 hour emergency response center, operating under the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs.“112” receives emergency calls from all over Georgia via single emergency number:
- 1-1-2 and it unites three following emergency response centers:
- Fire / Rescue
- Patrol Police
- Emergency Department
- 1-1-2 can be reached free of charge from both mobile and landline phones, even without a SIM-card or with negative balance on the phone.