I am Nigerian and have never been to Tbilisi, Georgia. I will be entering the country with a UK visa, so I booked a one-way ticket.

Do I have to book a round-trip ticket since I have not been there before?


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As per Timatic, the database used by airlines:

Warning: - Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.

While I myself have only ever been asked for a return ticket once (which was not in Georgia), it is possible citizens of poorer countries will be subject to more scrutiny.

Thus, you should at least buy a refundable ticket, bring the confirmation to the border, and cancel it once in Georgia

  • If you're from a rich country you get 365 days on arrival. It might literally be impossible for you to buy an onwards ticket if you plan to stay for a full year.
    – JonathanReez
    Mar 31, 2017 at 14:41
  • @JonathanReez Even when entering the US and Japan (90 days), Montenegro (30 days) and Georgia back when we got 90 days, I've never ever been asked for a ticket. The only time ever was entering Moldova by train, when I said I wouldn't be exiting the way I came, but by air.
    – Crazydre
    Mar 31, 2017 at 14:45
  • [sarcasm]Moldova is too rich to accept such Swiss strangers without return ticket [/sarcasm] :)
    – Suncatcher
    Apr 2, 2017 at 10:52
  • @Suncatcher Swedish* :)
    – Crazydre
    Apr 2, 2017 at 17:14

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