Border incursions in Georgia by Russia

Around July 10, Russian forces illegally placed “border signs” near Georgia’s central highway in villages in the Gori municipality in central Georgia, effectively taking about 2 kilometres of Georgian soil. This action, referred to as “creeping occupation,” prevents some villagers from being able to reach their pastures and wheat fields.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware that Russian forces occupy about 20 percent of Georgia, and these new “border signs” indicate additional occupation.

Some countries advise against all travel to the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and against all but essential travel to areas near the Administrative Boundary Lines with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.