Visa to Abkhazia in questions and answers, FAQ

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Attention! With 01.04.2016 years has changed the conditions for visa-free entry to Abkhazia for citizens of most countries. Now, citizens of most countries must obtain permission to enter Abkhazia via the Internet or by Fax, and then in Abkhazia to obtain visas for this resolution.

  • Could Russians visit Abkhazia without a visa?

    Yes, citizens of Russia can visit Abkhazia without a visa for up to 90 days, not only for foreign but also for Russian domestic passport. However, from the point of view of Georgia, such a visit is a violation of the law.

  • Can citizens of other countries can visit Abkhazia without a visa?

    From 01 April 2016, all tourists should visit the country's strict visa, except for citizens:

    For up to 90 days

    • Russian Federation
    • The Republic Of Nicaragua
    • Republic Tuvalu
    • The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
    • The Republic Of South Ossetia.

    For up to 14 days

    • Of The Republic Of Belarus
    • Of The Republic Of Kazakhstan

    Also without a visa can travel foreign nationals – tourists (except for Georgian citizens) entering the Republic of Abkhazia as part of an organized tour group for a period of not more than 24 hours.

  • Why Georgia thinks the visit to Abkhazia by Russians without visas in violation of the law?

    Georgia considers Abkhazia to its temporarily occupied territory and de facto does not control the checkpoint "Psou", through which Abkhazia tourists from Russia without a visa. Therefore, the Georgian legislation considers you illegally cross its borders.

  • Will I have problems with a visit to Georgia in the future if I will visit Abkhazia on the internal Russian passport?

    No, these problems will not be, at least not yet, because the information that you entered Abkhazia without a visa, is not recorded anywhere and the Georgian government is not transmitted.

  • How to visit Abkhazia, so there was no problem then with a visit to Georgia?

    For the Russians simply to visit Abkhazia through the checkpoint "Psou" internal passports that the passport had no stamp on crossing the border or obtaining a visa. For citizens of other countries will have to travel to Abkhazia via Georgia through the checkpoint "Inguri".

  • Where to get a visa for Abkhazia?

    Since Abkhazia is an unrecognized state, and she has no consular departments in other countries, first by e-mail or Fax (visa@mfaapsny.org or Fax it to +7 840-226-39-48) must obtain permission for a visa, after which it crossed the border, and the visa is affixed in the passport on the territory of Abkhazia.

  • How much is the visa for Russians?

    Visa free for Russians, but for Russians it is much easier to visit Abkhazia without a visa under domestic Russian passport

  • How much is a visa for citizens of other countries?

    The fee for a visa to Abkhazia:

    • Single entry up to 10 days – $ 10
    • Single entry up to 1 month – 20 USD
    • Single entry up to 3 months – $ 30
    • Single entry up to 1 year – $ 40
    • Multiple entry up to 1 month – US $ 30
    • Multiple entry up to 3 months – $ 40
    • Multiple entry up to 1 year – $ 60
  • If you take the insurance when entering Abkhazia?

    Insurance is not mandatory. Pre-existing mandatory insurance at the border is cancelled

  • Let me with unpaid fines and debts in Abkhazia?

    Abkhazia your debts is not interesting, but the Russian border guards interesting. At checkout you will check on the availability of debt, so it is better to repay.

  • Is it possible to enter without a visa through the checkpoint "Inguri" from the territory of Georgia to the Russians?

    According to the information in 2017 the Russians through the checkpoint "Inguri" is not passed

  • Do I need to pay something at the entrance to Abkhazia on the border?

    No charge for entry at the border are not collected. The previously existing compulsory insurance in 2017 has been canceled.

  • How PPC can travel to Abkhazia by car?

    Access by car is only possible through the checkpoint "Psou" on the border with Russia from the Adler (Sochi).

  • If the Russian automobile insurance coverage in Abkhazia?

    Not valid

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Alexander the Warrior July 29, 2019
Hello! Who like to arrive with a link to the border with Abkhazia and after. It is more profitable to take? And is it possible at Adler airport to purchase a SIM card for use in Abkhazia? Thanks in advance) ...
admin 30 July, 2019

No matter any of the two operators take, there is no difference. About airport can't tell always by car went. Only one note: immediately after crossing the border of the Russian SIM cards do not use, communications from America will cost, damn it. ...
Lelik.o77 4 August, 2019
Now stationed in Abkhazia under the New Athos, the village of Primorsko. Came here ( on their own, without a vehicle)to receive medical treatment. Crossed the border in 20 minutes, without personal inspection. 10 minutes of hydrogen sulfide, the source of healing mud. Highly recommend for joints and blood purification. What about respect, do not worry, here all have wifi. The SIM card put in airplane mode using 5 km after the border. The money is not removed... spoke calmly by telephone immediately after crossing the border( like a house). A lot of minibuses, the fare is cheap. Before Athos was 200 RUB., 1 hour 20 mins with a breeze. All Abkhazians are very friendly, always ready to help and give. If you do not stay in a hotel, very cheap. The private sector 350-500 RUB 2-bed room per day. You can negotiate with food. The food they serve is phenomenal! All a good journey. ...
aaaaal 6 August, 2019
Was in Abkhazia last year. Experience the best! the food is delicious, the people are friendly (contrary to rumors). And the sea...it's just a thrill. clean, unlike the dirty Anapa. Going to visit the country again this year. Many do not have time to look...
Mitya August 31, 2019
And I on the contrary came in. Last year went 40 thousand left there 3 weeks. I liked everything. It is clear that the service is not developed yet, but I try and it is captivating. ...
Chester September 8, 2019
Last year there 8 times dangled from Adler. To rent a house there was. Pros - sea, nature, sparsely populated, the nostalgia for the Soviet Union, the sights. Minus all the abandoned, bus, driving on the road dangerous, there are few shops, pretty boring. There was a bad incident in Sukhumi with local security forces in plain clothes, passed the house of Moscow, and I caught up with the car, it stopped me abses - took me for zakladka drugs:(, found a common language, even before the station was taken, on the transfer in Psou on this day, our border guards at the exit for no reason at all asked where I'm from (town of Abkhazia).
In my opinion the best location in Pitsunda, where Sands (fishery) and in Athens, they say there are still musra, but haven't been there yet. There are many stray dogs (lying crushed on the road and walk along the beaches), cows walk on the track, a lot of wine and chacha. Syringes on beaches. Turkish radio stations are audible. Breathe irregularly to Turkey. Echoes of war, all monuments and obelisks. Exotic still the same. But, in my opinion there mentally and spiritual people. And more freedom - there are no such restrictions in Russia, border crosses, as if a stone from his shoulders. Will go there again. For extreme relaxation. ...
Romantik November 20, 2019
Was in Abkhazia more than once. Although it was a long time ago. Me and the family arranged everything: sea, nature, air, attitude. I want to go back. ...
nausla 20 November, 2019
And judging by the old town square on your avatar, more like Prague.)) ...
Skyler 21 November, 2019

That's a hundred percent agree, I was there last time three years ago and apparently nothing has changed in that time. And greatly surprised the locals - had rented a house from private owners, so all the toilets and kitchen on the street, absolutely no comforts of home, but all in the hand of smartphones and all chatyatsya somewhere :lol: :lol: so amused by this fact :lol: ...
Swallow December 9, 2019
All I was thinking about Abkhazia, but after listening to friends - so you shouldn't go at all. As they say there are no special conditions, infrastructure, nothing. I do not know. At least in principle, we have in Sochi is not perfect everywhere, but it is still heart isn't in it yet. ...