Mr Brittingham,
In response to your newsletter
As you have phone you may call your bank and have them wire the money to you directly, or have it waiting at a bank in Switzerland. You can also pay for hotels online or have your bank call and guarantee funds.
The ICRC
International Committee of the Red Cross
http://www.icrc.org
For further information, please contact:
Maia Kardava, ICRC Tbilisi, tel: +995 32 35 55 10 or +995 99 55 88 18 (mobile)
Yuri Shafarenko, ICRC Vladikavkaz, tel: +7 867 253 0737 or +7 903 545 3534 (mobile)
David-Pierre Marquet, ICRC Moscow, tel: +7 495 626 5426 or +7 906 708 4637 (mobile)
Anna Nelson, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 2426 or +41 79 217 3264 (mobile)
I would advise you contact the American Embassy for emergency assistance.
Public Services
Civil Disturbances And Disasters
If you are caught in a natural disaster or civil disturbance, you will want to let your relatives know as soon as possible that you are safe. You may contact the Consular Section, which will try to pass a message to your family through the State Department. U.S. officials will do everything they can to contact and advise you. Priority will be given to helping Americans who have been hurt or are in immediate danger.
This information is current as of today, Tue Aug 12 13:37:38 2008.
This Travel Warning updates information on the current security situation in Georgia. In light of the continued aerial bombings of civilian and military targets in several areas of the country, the Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer non-essential travel to Georgia and recommends that all U.S. citizens depart Georgia.
American citizens who remain in Georgia despite this and earlier warnings are urged to continue to review their personal security situations, to take appropriate action to ensure their safety, and should consider relocating to a safe location. Private Americans are encouraged to follow the precautions detailed below and to remain in close communication with the American Embassy in Tbilisi for more detailed information. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for Georgia issued August 8, 2008.
On August 10 and 11, two Embassy-coordinated convoys of American citizens departed Georgia for Armenia. A third convoy, made up of buses and other vehicles, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 13. American citizens interested in joining the convoy should call the consular section at 995-32-27-70-00, ext. 7137 or ext. 7003, or 899-57-39-69. The Consular Section of the US Embassy has suspended visa processing at this time, but is open 24 hours for American Citizens Services until further notice. Peace Corps temporarily relocated trainees and volunteers to Armenia on August 11. The Peace Corps office in Tbilisi remains open for business. At this time, Embassy personnel are unable to travel to western Georgia because of the security situation. American citizens in Georgia are advised to contact the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi as soon as possible to register and provide information on their current situation. Americans in western Georgia are advised to depart the country if possible. If safe departure is not possible, Americans in western Georgia are advised to remain in place and maintain contact with the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi pending further guidance.
American citizens should monitor the U.S. Embassy website and stay in contact with family and friends in the United States. American citizens in Tbilisi may also tune in to Radio Syndicati at FM 104.3 or throughout Georgia at Radio Green Wave at FM 107.4 for updated U.S. Embassy warden message information.
General Information
The Consular Section at the American Embassy in Tbilisi provides a wide range of services to American citizens in Georgia. The information presented below is designed to help you understand some of the more important services the Consular Section can offer. Please call us at the following phone number: (995- 32) 27-70-00 or stop in to see us in person for more details on these or other services. You can also visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/index.html for additional American Citizen Services information.
Consular Section contact information:
Address: # 11 George Balanchine Street
0131 Tbilisi 0131
Georgia
Telephone: (995-32) 27-70-00
Fax: (995-32) 27-79-91
E-mail: askconsultbilisi@state.gov
For after-hours emergencies only, please contact the duty officer at: 899-57-39-69
Consular Section public hours:
Telephone inquiries:
Mondays through Fridays, 2 pm to 5 pm
American citizen services:
Mondays through Fridays, 2 pm to 5 pm
Family members and friends unable to verify the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens in the affected area should call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or from other areas via a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. U.S. citizens in the area are urged to monitor the local news. Those residing or traveling in Georgia are reminded to register with the U.S. Embassy either online at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs or in person at U.S. Embassy Tbilisi so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the embassy to contact them in case of emergency.
The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is located at 11 George Balanchine Street (in Didi Dighomi), Tbilisi 0131, Georgia, tel: 995-32-27-70-00. The after-hours emergency number is 995-99-57-39-69, or, if dialing locally on a mobile telephone, 899-57-39-69.
For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs internet web site at http://travel.state.gov/, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, Travel Warnings,, Country Specific Information, and health information resources can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States, or for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
You may get your own money at western union using your credit card or debit card.
As you have computer, you may also perform this service online.
Location Services
1 JSC STANDARD BANK, AVLABARI OU
3 KETEVAN TSAMEBULI STR.
Tbilisi, 0103
+995-32-508805
Today's Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow's Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
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Close hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:30 - 14:00
Sunday: 00:00 - 00:00
Money Transfer
2 PROCREDIT BANK TSERETELI OUTLE
TSERETELI AV.74
Tbilisi, 119
+995-32-356113
Today's Hours: 10:00 - 20:00
Tomorrow's Hours: 10:00 - 20:00
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Monday: 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday: 00:00 - 00:00
Money Transfer
3 VTB BANK (GEORGIA)
D. AGHMASHENEBELI 147 AV.
Tbilisi, 380015
+995-32-940295
Today's Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow's Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
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Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00
Sunday: 00:00 - 00:00
Money Transfer
4 TBC BANK MTATSMINDA S-C 2
LESELIDZE STR 22
Tbilisi, 103
+995-32-272727
Today's Hours: 10:00 - 20:00
Tomorrow's Hours: 10:00 - 20:00
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Monday: 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00
Sunday: 00:00 - 00:00
Money Transfer
5 PEOPLES POST LTD
K. GAMSAKHURDIA AVE 5
Tbilisi, 115
+995-32-95909597
Today's Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow's Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
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Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 00:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 00:00 - 00:00
Money Transfer
6 PROCREDITBANK MUKHIANI OUTLET
MUKHIANI,1M/R,KORP1,TBILISI
Tbilisi, 103
+995-32-244884
Today's Hours: 10:00 - 20:00
Tomorrow's Hours: 10:00 - 20:00
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Monday: 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday: 00:00 - 00:00
Money Transfer
7 BANK OF GEORGIA
DAVID AGMASHENEBELI AV.142
Tbilisi, 0102
+995-32-444560
Today's Hours: 10:00 - 17:30
Tomorrow's Hours: 10:00 - 17:30
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Monday: 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:30
Friday: 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00
Sunday: 00:00 - 00:00
Money Transfer
8 PEOPLES POST LTD
TSEROAVANI STR 146
Tbilisi, 101
+995-32-95367082
Today's Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow's Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
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Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 00:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 00:00 - 00:00
Money Transfer
9 JSC STANDARD BANK PEKINI OUTL.
AVE.GAMSAKHURDIA N.24
Tbilisi, 103
+995-32-507151
Today's Hours: 10:00 - 17:30
Tomorrow's Hours: 10:00 - 17:30
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Monday: 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:30
Friday: 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday: 10:30 - 14:00
Sunday: 00:00 - 00:00
Money Transfer
10 PEOPLES POST LTD
BUDAPESHTI STR 6
Tbilisi, 160
+995-32-95901163
Today's Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow's Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
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Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 00:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 00:00 - 00:00
If I may assist with more information please do not hesitate to email