The Foreign Office has changed its travel advice to Georgia claiming the situation is now “calmer”.

Limited foreign travel is now allowed in the region but the FCO is continuing to advise against all travel to the separatist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

In a statement the FCO said: “You should exercise caution if travelling along the M27 road, particularly around Gori and Kutaisi.

“All British nationals in or considering travel to Georgia are advised to continue to monitor developments and to check this travel advice regularly.”