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The only legal way to enter Abkhazia is from the territory of Zugdidi Municipality. There is no other way! According to Georgian law on Occupied Territories (Article 4) in all other cases you will inevitably violate the law and fall under criminal responsibility by Georgian laws.


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Your first problem would be entering the territory of Abkhazia. It is recognized as a country by Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Nauru. Other countries recognize Abkhazia as part of Georgia, so from the perspective of Germany, you'd be travelling to Georgia. As you say, Russian citizens can enter Abkhazia without a visa, and can also enter the rest of ...


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I traveled to both Abkhazia and Georgia this month on a U.S. passport, and wanted to share my experience in case it's useful to andynitrox or anyone else. I crossed into Abkhazia from Russia at Psou, spent a few days in Sukhumi and Gagra, then crossed back to Russia at Psou. To do that, I needed a double-entry Russian visa. At the Psou border, I asked the ...


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Long story short - no, you can't. Russia states the Abkhazia as an independent state, they have border controls and customs between two "countries". So you'll definitely get a stamp in your passport (you wouldn't get that only if you have a residence permit, maybe). Official site (in Russian) states, that almost every country in the world didn't support the ...


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What @VMAtm wrote is correct ( except that "official site" not official. the oficial site is http://abkhazia.travel/en/border (in English)). But the info is correct - you'll receive border crossing stamps on Russian side, and you'll need a visa to enter Abkhazia. To get the visa: write them email, receive "Entry Permit Letter" email, print & show at the ...


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georgian beaches sand or pebbles? was asked on Lonely Planet where for Abkhazia: • andrewsmith: The sand in Abkhazia isn't great either. Sokhumi beach is mostly pebbles and only gets snady once you're in the water. Unfrotunately, there are many submerged hazards, remains of recks and old jetties etc as there's no organised government to clear this up. ...


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Have a look at this link. You apply for visa online, and then physically get it by reporting to a consular service within 3 days of entering the country (you get an entry permit sent to your email which you use to actually enter). I would not advise trying to obtain visa/entry at the border, unless you are exempt from visa by Abkhazia. Also take note of the ...


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What exactly are the legal problems with traveling to this region? Georgia considers Abkhazia Georgian, so when entering Abkhazia from Russia, because of not being checked by Georgian authorities, in their eyes you're entering Georgia illegally. So if you're stopped by the Georgians at the Abkhaz-Georgian border (which may not happen) and they see you ...


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