Russia Georgia border
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 19, 2013 11:59 PM Last Post By: everbrite
Jan 26, 2013 5:37 AM
Russia Georgia borderThis has been discussed already but the thread is gone and I've since heard information to the the contrary of what it said.
Endanev (Irish as I am) put up an thread saying that he crossed from Vladikavkaz into Georgia (I think about six months ago) and that the border was definitely open again. A girl from Sochi has put up a thread on the couchsurfing website (24 days ago) that the Russia Georgia border is closed to non C.I.S. citizens. I've sent her a message but don't know how long a reply will be. She's in Thailand at the moment.
Does anybody know which information is more up to date or what the current situation is? Has something changed since Endanev did it?
I'm in Kiev and was planning on heading to Donets'k on Monday but will have to re-route via Illyichivisk for the boat to Georgia if I'm not sure I can cross into Georgia from Russia.
Jan 26, 2013 7:08 AM
1Slight update/complication to things. A guy on couchsurfing in Vladikavkaz has just sent a message saying that the Vladikavkaz border is closed due to weather. All the original questions aside, is the brder near Sochi at sea level and less prone to bad weather?
Or alternatively, does anybody know anything about a boat from Sochi to Trabzon? I believe it's Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Can I just turn up and book a ticket?
Jan 26, 2013 11:00 AM
Jan 30, 2013 6:30 AM
Feb 19, 2013 3:47 PM
Feb 19, 2013 11:59 PM
5There were boats running from Batumi to Sochi but two problems. One, non CIS passport holders weren't permitted to take them and two, last summer the port of Sochi decreased its traffic while they rebuilt the port in anticipation of the Olympics. Bottom line, don't count on crossing from Russia to Georgia through Abkhazia but the reverse is possible.
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