01. Do you need a visa to travel to the Caucasus?
For travel in Armenia, British, Australian, New Zealand, U.S., and most EU passport holders holders do not need a visa for touristic purposes for stays up to 100 days. South Africans and Canadians do require a visa and can get one on arrival, but it is recommended to get one ahead of time. For Azerbaijan, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, U.S. Canada and most EU countries will need a visa for up to 90 days. In Georgia, tourists from UK, Ireland, Australia, Zew Zealand, U.S. Canada, and EU do not need a passport for up to 90 days while South Africans do not need a visa for up to 360 days.
02. Are the Caucasus safe?
Despite bordering often volatile countries like Iran, Russia and Turkey, the Caucasus region is very safe for tourists. There are some stalled conflicts between nations, but crime is low and you can walk through major centres at night like Tbilisi and Yerevan without issue. The people of the region have a reputation for their hospitality towards tourists.
03. When is the best time to visit the Caucasus?
If you’re into hiking, visit the Caucasus from June to September. If you are wanting to avoid 40C temperatures then stick to either side of July and August — this is still a great time to explore the beaches of the Black Sea or to summit some of the area’s mountains. The Eastern half of Georgia will slip below freezing between December and February, which means this is the best time for skiing.