Georgian National currency is Lari (GEL). All payments are made in Laris on the territory of Georgia. Among foreign currencies the most wide-spread are USD, EUR, and Russian Ruble. Cash is the preferred method of payment, and visitors are advised to carry notes in small denominations.
Unit 1 Lari = 100 Tetri
Coins 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 tetri
Bank-notes 1 , 2 , 5 , 10 , 20 , 50 , 100 , 500 Lari
Currency exchange : The exchange of US Dollars, Euros or Rubles is possible in special points in the streets, as for other currencies, they are exchanged in banks.
Credit & debit cards : Credit cards are accepted in certain hotels, some restaurants, shops and all Banks in Tbilisi.
ATM machines: are available at city center.
Travelers cheques : US Dollars or Euros are recommended.
Currency restrictions: The import and export of local currency is unrestricted. The import of foreign currency is permitted.
Georgian banks are integrated in the systems of SWIFT and WESTERN UNION
Banking hours : Monday-Friday 09.30-17.30.