Is my Passport okay and do I need a visa?

In the majority of cases British and Irish citizens do not require a visa when travelling to the states on holiday. For full details of customs and immigration requirements please go to the appropriate US Embassy website:



Will my mobile phone work in the States?

Yes, if it’s tri-band. You may need to lift any overseas calling bar with your network provider and we advise you make yourself aware of calling costs for making/receiving calls in the States.

How old do you have to be to buy alcohol in Georgia?

The minimum legal age to consume alcohol is 21. You may need to show an ID to enter bars and pubs or buy alcoholic drinks.

Is my driving licence valid in Georgia?

Yes. But remember that all children under 12 must wear a seatbelt and child safety seats are mandatory for children aged three or under. And motorists are required to use headlights when their windscreen wipers are on during inclement weather.

What are the shopping hours?

Generally, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but they do vary. Most shops are open every day of the year except Christmas Day.

How much should I tip?

The usual rate is between 15 and 20 per cent for taxi drivers and in restaurants, and between 10 and 15 per cent in bars.

Will my electrical appliances work over there?

As the current is 110V AC and the plugs are two-pronged, you’ll need a travel adapter; these are widely available at UK airports.

Will my British credit card be accepted?

All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops and car rental agencies. Visa and Mastercard are the most commonly used. Most debit cards are also accepted, but you should check with your bank before travelling.

Can I withdraw money from cash machines?