In-State Travel Per Diems

The meal per diem allowance for travel in Georgia is $28 for standard travel and $36 for high cost areas.

High cost areas are limited to the following counties: Chatham, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Glynn, and Richmond.

Employees traveling more than 50 miles from home and headquarters on a work assignment and that are away for more than 12 hours may receive 100% of the total day's per diem, even when there is no overnight lodging.

Any in-state meal per diems exceeded should be justified on the travel expense statement.

Lodging for travel within Georgia should use the federal per diem guidelines. To view the rates for Georgia, Per Diem Rates Look-up and select the state of Georgia from the map. Travelers are allowed to exceed the federal per diem rate by up to 25%. Lodging which exceeds the federal per diem rate in excess of 25% must be justified by the travel expense statement.