Welcome to South Ossetia

The first step is to obtain clearance from the de facto Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia's capital. At the time of writing clearances for independent travellers are near-impossible to get: you stand a better chance if you go with an agency such as Caucasus Explorer and are able to fork out around US$250 for the clearance.

You can look at South Ossetia any time you travel between Tbilisi and Gori, as the boundary comes to within 400m of the highway just west of Karapila village.

Top experiences in South Ossetia

South Ossetia in detail