Statement of the Association of Banks
We would like to inform you that as part of the sanctions imposed on Russia by the international community, from today VISA and Mastercard have stopped the service of banks and financial institutions operating in the territory of the Russian Federation.
As a result, on the one hand, VISA and Mastercard cards issued in Russia will not work abroad. On the other hand, VISA and Mastercard cards issued in other countries will not work in Russia.
From now on, as in other countries of the world, VISA and Mastercard cards issued in Russia, in ATMs and post-terminals of commercial banks operating in Georgia can no longer be used - holders of these cards will be able to withdraw money and/or ra pay from traders or services.
Similarly, outlets operating in Georgia can no longer service VISA and Mastercard cards issued in Russia.
It should also be noted that in Russia citizens of any country, including Georgian citizens, are prohibited to use VISA and Mastercard cards issued in another country.
Association of Banks of Georgia