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Airlines Updates

20.10.2020 Georgian Airways during the month of November 2020 schedules following service, based on schedule listing as of 18OCT20. Planned operation remains subject to change.

Tbilisi – Amsterdam 2 weekly 737
Tbilisi – Berlin 3 weekly E190
Tbilisi – Paris CDG 2 weekly 737
Tbilisi – Vienna 1 weekly E190

Published on 21.08.2020
Georgian Airways Sep 2020 operations as of 16AUG20

Published on 10.08.2020
MyWay Airlines plans Israel service resumption from Sep 2020

27.07.2020 Georgian Airways during the month of August 2020 plans to operate 5 routes, reflected in recent schedule update. Planned limited operation as of 24JUL20 as follows.

Additional changes remain highly possible.

Tbilisi – Amsterdam 2 weekly 737
Tbilisi – Berlin Schoenefeld 1 weekly E190
Tbilisi – Moscow Vnukovo eff 16AUG20 2 daily 737
Tbilisi – Paris CDG 2 weekly 737
Tbilisi – Vienna 1 weekly E190 (Except 16AUG20)
29.06.2020 Georgian Airways has revised planned operation for the month of July 2020, based on OAG schedules listing as of 28JUN20.

Batumi – Tel Aviv eff 19JUL20 2 weekly 737
Tbilisi – Amsterdam eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 737
Tbilisi – Berlin Schoenefeld eff 03JUL20 1 weekly E190
Tbilisi – Moscow Vnukovo eff 14JUL20 1 daily 737
Tbilisi – Paris CDG eff 07JUL20 1 weekly 737
Tbilisi – Tel Aviv one flight on 02JUL20
Tbilisi – Vienna eff 05JUL20 1 weekly E190
16.06.2020 Georgian Airways this month filed changes to its planned summer 2020 operation, as the airline schedules to resume regular scheduled flight as early as 02JUL20. Planned operation as of 15JUN20 as follows.

Batumi – Tel Aviv eff 02JUL20 2 weekly 737
Tbilisi – Amsterdam eff 06JUL20 2 weekly 737 (3 weekly from 22JUL20)
Tbilisi – Barcelona eff 05JUL20 1 weekly E190
Tbilisi – Berlin Schoenefeld eff 03JUL20 3 weekly
Tbilisi – Brussels eff 02JUL20 2 weekly E190 (3 weekly 14JUL20 – 30AUG20)
Tbilisi – Moscow Vnukovo eff 14JUL20 2 daily 737
Tbilisi – Paris CDG eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 737
Tbilisi – Tel Aviv eff 02JUL20 13 weekly 737/E195
Tbilisi – Vienna eff 02JUL20 3 weekly E190

Based on current listing, the airline has removed following flights for summer season:
Tbilisi – Kyiv Borispil 2 weekly
Tbilisi – London Gatwick 3 weekly
Published on 10.06.2020

Wizz Air Georgia network changes from July 2020

 

Published on 29.05.2020
Georgian Airways schedules limited operation in June 2020 (TBS-AMS, TBS-TLV)

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Open for travel from Georgia
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter Georgia.
– This does not apply to passengers with a certificate of vaccination against Coronavirus (COVID-19). The certificate must be in English.

Forced isolation for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in United Kingdom
Passengers who have been in the past 14 days in the United Kingdom are subject to quarantine for 12 days.

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Flight Restrictions

Published on 27.11.2020

Total entry ban
Passengers are not allowed to enter Georgia.

An “Application Form” must be completed at least 48 hours before arrival. The form can be found at: stopcov.ge

Special requirements for all international flights
Flights to Georgia are suspended until 31 December 2020.
– This does not apply to flights from Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Berlin (SXF), Doha (DOH), Milan (BGY), Munich (MUC), Paris (CDG), Vienna (VIE) and Warsaw (WAW) to Tbilisi (TBS).
– This does not apply to flights from Dortmund (DTM), Katowice (KTW) and Vilnius (VNO) to Kutaisi (KUT).
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR.

Mandatory 14-day quarantine has now been imposed on anyone who has been in India in the previous 14-day period.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

You must travel direct by air and submit a travel history in advance, present on arrival a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours and take a further PCR test at your own expense on your third day in Georgia.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2018)
Limited malaria risk due exclusively to P. vivax may exist locally from June through October in the eastern
part of the country bordering Azerbaijan. No locally-acquired cases have been reported since 2010.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: A
Other country requirement(s) (2018)
A polio vaccination certificate is required from travellers arriving from countries and territories with risk of
polio transmission. Travellers who are not vaccinated or are unable to present the vaccination certificate are
offered oral polio vaccine at the border.

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  • Georgia Latest News

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Georgia’s airspace reopened on 1 February, however the schedule of commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. Land and sea borders remain closed.
    *Entry to Georgia: Foreign citizens from a limited number of countries, including the UK, are now allowed to enter Georgia by air under the following conditions:

    (1) Unrestricted entry for citizens of any country, including the UK, who have documentary proof of having received a full course of COVID vaccination.
    (2) Other UK citizens can enter Georgia provided your travel to Georgia originates in the UK or one of the other countries listed on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. You must travel direct by air and submit a travel history in advance, present on arrival a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours and take a further PCR test at your own expense on your third day in Georgia. The requirement for mandatory quarantine for anyone who had been in the UK in the previous 14 days has been lifted. Mandatory 14-day quarantine has now been imposed on anyone who has been in India in the previous 14-day period.
    *Entry permits and extensions: For foreign citizens who were legally in Georgia before 14 March 2020, the Georgian Government has extended the period that their entry permits remain valid until 1 July 2021, provided the overstay was caused by one of the following circumstances, which must be documented:
    • if the person’s home country was a COVID high risk zone
    • if there were border restrictions in the person’s home country
    • if the person was in hospital or self-isolating for health reasons
    • if the person could not leave Georgia due to cancelled flights.
    If you were legally in Georgia by 14 March and wish to renew your stay without applying for a residence card, you will need to book an appointment at Public Service Hall. You should attend your appointment with a Georgian-speaker as you will need to make your renewal application and be interviewed in Georgian. Your application must include the reason why you could not renew your visa in time. The fee is 50 lari. Public Service Hall will review the case and make a decision within three days on whether, and if so, for how long to renew your visa.
    If during your visit to Georgia up to March 2020 you were driving using your UK driving license, and you have not been able to leave Georgia since due to Covid restrictions, you can continue to drive using the UK licence (provided it remains valid) for the remainder of your current visit to Georgia.
    If you are working or studying in Georgia and meet the requirements for a Georgian Residence Permit, you should apply for this through Public Service Hall. You should not remain on a visitor’s entry permit indefinitely.
    If you are in Georgia for more than 183 days and take up any form of paid employment, you are automatically liable for income tax and must inform the Revenue Service of your employment, whether you are on a visitor’s permit or officially resident. Non-compliance will be fined.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Georgia: Inter-city public transport, municipal transport and taxis are operating normally. However, municipal transport will not operate from 3-12 May. The restriction on numbers in taxis has been lifted. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels and other rental accommodation remain open but many are closed. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    *Public spaces and services: The nationwide curfew on both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 9pm to 5am remains in place, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine.
    Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks has been tightened. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings, indoor or out.
    Museums, gyms and, to a limited extent, theatres have re-opened. Restaurants are open for both indoor and outdoor service, but remain closed at weekends. Delivery/drive-through services operate every day of the week. Kindergartens and classroom schooling has resumed although distance learning remains in some cases. Shopping malls and open-air markets have re-opened at weekends as well as weekdays. Systematic COVID testing of staff working in trading, catering and teaching professions is taking place. Working from home continues to be recommended where possible.
    It is mandatory to wear masks inside shops, hotels and restaurants, and in outdoor public spaces. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity.
    There will be mandatory public holidays from 4-11 May following Orthodox Easter. Public offices and schools will be closed. Municipal transport will not operate from 3-12 May. The curfew will be shortened on Orthodox Easter night of 1-2 May to 11pm – 4am. You can find full details of the latest restrictions from the Government of Georgia.

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    27.04.2021
  • Georgia Latest News

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Georgia’s airspace reopened on 1 February, however the schedule of commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. Land and sea borders remain closed.
    *Entry to Georgia: Foreign citizens from a limited number of countries, including the UK, are now allowed to enter Georgia by air under the following conditions:
    (1) Unrestricted entry for citizens of any country, including the UK, who have documentary proof of having received a full course of COVID vaccination.
    (2) Other UK citizens can enter Georgia provided your travel to Georgia originates in the UK or one of the other countries listed on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. You must also submit a travel history in advance, present on arrival a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours, and take a further PCR test at your own expense on your third day in Georgia.
    (3) Of particular relevance to UK citizens – following discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK, the Georgian Government announced that anyone entering Georgia who has been in the UK within the previous 14 days must undergo mandatory 12-day quarantine. This requirement applies to all nationalities and all entry or visa routes. Full details are on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
    *Entry permits and extensions: For foreign citizens who were legally in Georgia before 14 March 2020, the Georgian Government has extended the period that their entry permits remain valid until 1 July 2021, provided the overstay was caused by one of the following circumstances, which must be documented:
    • if the person’s home country was a COVID high risk zone
    • if there were border restrictions in the person’s home country
    • if the person was in hospital or self-isolating for health reasons
    • if the person could not leave Georgia due to cancelled flights.
    If you were legally in Georgia by 14 March and wish to renew your stay without applying for a residence card, you will need to book an appointment at Public Service Hall
    .
    You should attend your appointment with a Georgian-speaker as you will need to make your renewal application and be interviewed in Georgian. Your application must include the reason why you could not renew your visa in time. The fee is 50 lari. Public Service Hall will review the case and make a decision within three days on whether, and if so, for how long to renew your visa.
    If during your visit to Georgia up to March 2020 you were driving using your UK driving license, and you have not been able to leave Georgia since due to Covid restrictions, you can continue to drive using the UK licence (provided it remains valid) for the remainder of your current visit to Georgia.
    If you are working or studying in Georgia and meet the requirements for a Georgian Residence Permit, you should apply for this through Public Service Hall. You should not remain on a visitor’s entry permit indefinitely.
    If you are in Georgia for more than 183 days and take up any form of paid employment, you are automatically liable for income tax and must inform the Revenue Service of your employment, whether you are on a visitor’s permit or officially resident. Non-compliance will be fined.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Georgia: Inter-city public transport and municipal transport has now resumed operations nationwide at weekends as well as weekdays. Taxis and private vehicles can circulate freely nationwide (outside of the night-time curfew hours) but taxis can hold no more than two passengers, sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels and other rental accommodation remain open but many are closed. Hotels and lifts in ski resorts have now resumed operations. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation as well as on ski lifts.
    *Public spaces and services: The nationwide curfew on both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 9pm to 5am remains in place, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine.
    Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks has been tightened. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings, indoor or out.
    Museums and gyms have re-opened; theatres will re-open from 1 April.
    Indoor restaurants have re-opened. Delivery/drive-through services operate every day of the week. Kindergartens and classroom schooling has resumed although distance learning remains in some cases. Shopping malls and open-air markets have re-opened at weekends as well as weekdays. Systematic COVID testing of staff working in trading, catering and teaching professions is taking place. Working from home continues to be recommended where possible.
    It is mandatory to wear masks inside shops, hotels and restaurants, and in outdoor public spaces. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity.
    You can find full details of the latest restrictions from the Government of Georgia.

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    19.03.2021
  • Georgia Latest News: Georgian authorities allow resumption of flights between Georgia and Israel from 1 February (MENAFN, 25.01.2021). Authorities confirm that international flight ban will be lifted on 1 February (Reuters, 22.01.2021). Government plans to lift all restrictions on international flights from February 2021 (Georgia Today, 14.12.2020). Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021 (Trend, 19.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Georgia’s airspace reopened on 1 February, however the schedule of commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. Land and sea borders remain closed.
    *Entry to Georgia:Foreign citizens from a limited number of countries, including the UK, are now allowed to enter Georgia by air under the following conditions:
    (1) Unrestricted entry for citizens of any country, including the UK, who have documentary proof of having received a full course of COVID vaccination.
    (2) Other UK citizens can enter Georgia dependent on submitting a travel history in advance and holding a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. You must take a further PCR test at your own expense on your third day in Georgia.
    (3) Of particular relevance to UK citizens – following discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK, the Georgian Government announced that anyone entering Georgia who has been in the UK within the previous 14 days must undergo mandatory 12-day quarantine. This requirement applies to all nationalities and all entry or visa routes. Full details are on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
    *Entry permits and extensions: For foreign citizens who were legally in Georgia before 14 March 2020, the Georgian Government has extended the period that their entry permits remain valid until 1 July 2021, provided the overstay was caused by one of the following circumstances, which must be documented:
    • if the person’s home country was a COVID high risk zone
    • if there were border restrictions in the person’s home country
    • if the person was in hospital or self-isolating for health reasons
    • if the person could not leave Georgia due to cancelled flights.
    If you were legally in Georgia by 14 March and wish to renew your stay without applying for a residence card, you will need to book an appointment at Public Service Hall.
    You should attend your appointment with a Georgian-speaker as you will need to make your renewal application and be interviewed in Georgian. Your application must include the reason why you could not renew your visa in time. The fee is 50 Lari. Public Service Hall will review the case and make a decision within three days on whether, and if so, for how long to renew your visa.
    If during your visit to Georgia up to March 2020 you were driving using your national driving license, and you have not been able to leave Georgia since due to Covid restrictions, you can continue to drive using your licence (provided it remains valid) for the remainder of your current visit to Georgia.
    If you are working or studying in Georgia and meet the requirements for a Georgian Residence Permit, you should apply for this through Public Service Hall. You should not remain on a visitor’s entry permit indefinitely.
    If you are in Georgia for more than 183 days and take up any form of paid employment, you are automatically liable for income tax and must inform the Revenue Service of your employment, whether you are on a visitor’s permit or officially resident. Non-compliance will be fined.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Georgia: Inter-city public transport resumed nationwide on 25 February and municipal transport will now operate at weekends as well as weekdays. Taxis and private vehicles can circulate freely nationwide (outside of the night-time curfew hours) but taxis can hold no more than two passengers, sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels and other rental accommodation remain open but many are closed. Hotels in ski resorts have opened from 25 February but ski lifts will only resume operations on 8 March. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    *Public spaces and services: The nationwide curfew on both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 9pm to 5am remains in place, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine. Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks has been tightened. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings, indoor or out. Museums will re-open from 1 March; gyms from 15 March; theatres from 1April.
    Indoor restaurants will re-open in Batumi from 1 March, elsewhere from 8 March. Delivery/drive-through services operate every day of the week. Classroom schooling has resumed although distance learning remains in some cases; kindergartens will re-open from 1 March. Shopping malls and open-air markets will open on weekends as well as weekdays from 8 March. Systematic COVID testing of staff working in trading, catering and teaching professions is taking place. Working from home continues to be recommended where possible.
    It is mandatory to wear masks inside shops, hotels and restaurants, and in outdoor public spaces. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari (approx. £5) fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity.
    You can find full details of the latest restrictions from the Government of Georgia.

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    25.02.2021
  • Georgia Latest News: Georgian authorities allow resumption of flights between Georgia and Israel from 1 February (MENAFN, 25.01.2021). Authorities confirm that international flight ban will be lifted on 1 February (Reuters, 22.01.2021). Government plans to lift all restrictions on international flights from February 2021 (Georgia Today, 14.12.2020). Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021 (Trend, 19.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Georgia’s airspace reopened on 1 February, however the schedule of commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. Land and sea borders remain closed.
    *Entry to Georgia:Foreign citizens from a limited number of countries, including the UK, are now allowed to enter Georgia by air under the following conditions:
    (1) Unrestricted entry for citizens of any country, including the UK, who have documentary proof of having received a full course of COVID vaccination.
    (2) Other UK citizens can enter Georgia dependent on submitting a travel history in advance and holding a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. You must take a further PCR test at your own expense on your third day in Georgia.
    (3) Of particular relevance to UK citizens – following discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK, the Georgian Government announced that anyone entering Georgia who has been in the UK within the previous 14 days must undergo mandatory 12-day quarantine. This requirement applies to all nationalities and all entry or visa routes. Full details are on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
    *Entry permits and extensions: For foreign citizens who were legally in Georgia before 14 March 2020, the Georgian Government has extended the period that their entry permits remain valid until 1 July 2021, provided the overstay was caused by one of the following circumstances, which must be documented:
    • if the person’s home country was a COVID high risk zone
    • if there were border restrictions in the person’s home country
    • if the person was in hospital or self-isolating for health reasons
    • if the person could not leave Georgia due to cancelled flights.
    If you were legally in Georgia by 14 March and wish to renew your stay without applying for a residence card, you will need to book an appointment at Public Service Hall.
    You should attend your appointment with a Georgian-speaker as you will need to make your renewal application and be interviewed in Georgian. Your application must include the reason why you could not renew your visa in time. The fee is 50 Lari. Public Service Hall will review the case and make a decision within three days on whether, and if so, for how long to renew your visa.
    If during your visit to Georgia up to March 2020 you were driving using your national driving license, and you have not been able to leave Georgia since due to Covid restrictions, you can continue to drive using your licence (provided it remains valid) for the remainder of your current visit to Georgia.
    If you are working or studying in Georgia and meet the requirements for a Georgian Residence Permit, you should apply for this through Public Service Hall. You should not remain on a visitor’s entry permit indefinitely.
    If you are in Georgia for more than 183 days and take up any form of paid employment, you are automatically liable for income tax and must inform the Revenue Service of your employment, whether you are on a visitor’s permit or officially resident. Non-compliance will be fined.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Georgia: Municipal public transport has resumed nationwide on weekdays but does not operate at weekends. Inter-city public transport remains shut. Taxis and private vehicles can circulate freely nationwide (outside of the night-time curfew hours) but taxis can hold no more than two passengers, sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels and other rental accommodation remain open but many are closed. Ski resorts will remain closed until at least March. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    *Public spaces and services: Until 1 March there is a nationwide curfew on both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 9pm to 5am, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine. Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases continue to rise. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings, indoor or out.Nationwide, restaurants can offer delivery/drive-through services only and fitness centres will remain closed. Open-air eateries in Adjara will re-open from 1 February. Educational establishments in Tbilisi, Rustavi and Kutaisi only will continue on-line teaching. Shops and malls will re-open everywhere from 1 February, open-air markets from 15 February. Systematic COVID testing of staff working in trading, catering and teaching professions will be instituted. Working from home is recommended where possible.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport as well as outdoors. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity.
    You can find full details of the latest restrictions from theGovernment of Georgia.

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    19.02.2021
  • Georgia Latest News: Georgian authorities allow resumption of flights between Georgia and Israel from 1 February (MENAFN, 25.01.2021). Authorities confirm that international flight ban will be lifted on 1 February (Reuters, 22.01.2021). Government plans to lift all restrictions on international flights from February 2021 (Georgia Today, 14.12.2020). Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021 (Trend, 19.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. The schedule of confirmed flights each month is published by the Georgian Civil Aviation Authority on its website.
    *Entry to Georgia:Foreign citizens from a limited number of countries, including the UK, are now allowed to enter Georgia by air under the following conditions:
    (1) Unrestricted entry for citizens of any country, including the UK, who have documentary proof of having received a full course of COVID vaccination.
    (2) Other UK citizens can enter Georgia dependent on submitting a travel history in advance and holding a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. You must take a further PCR test at your own expense on your third day in Georgia.
    (3) Of particular relevance to UK citizens – following discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK, the Georgian Government announced that anyone entering Georgia who has been in the UK within the previous 14 days must undergo mandatory 12-day quarantine. This requirement applies to all nationalities and all entry or visa routes. Full details are on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
    *Entry permits and extensions: For foreign citizens who were legally in Georgia before 14 March 2020, the Georgian Government has extended the period that their entry permits remain valid until 1 July 2021, provided the overstay was caused by one of the following circumstances, which must be documented:
    • if the person’s home country was a COVID high risk zone
    • if there were border restrictions in the person’s home country
    • if the person was in hospital or self-isolating for health reasons
    • if the person could not leave Georgia due to cancelled flights.
    If you were legally in Georgia by 14 March and wish to renew your stay without applying for a residence card, you will need to book an appointment at Public Service Hall.
    You should attend your appointment with a Georgian-speaker as you will need to make your renewal application and be interviewed in Georgian. Your application must include the reason why you could not renew your visa in time. The fee is 50 Lari. Public Service Hall will review the case and make a decision within three days on whether, and if so, for how long to renew your visa.
    If during your visit to Georgia up to March 2020 you were driving using your national driving license, and you have not been able to leave Georgia since due to Covid restrictions, you can continue to drive using your licence (provided it remains valid) for the remainder of your current visit to Georgia.
    If you are working or studying in Georgia and meet the requirements for a Georgian Residence Permit, you should apply for this through Public Service Hall. You should not remain on a visitor’s entry permit indefinitely.
    If you are in Georgia for more than 183 days and take up any form of paid employment, you are automatically liable for income tax and must inform the Revenue Service of your employment, whether you are on a visitor’s permit or officially resident. Non-compliance will be fined.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Georgia: Municipal public transport will resume everywhere except Tbilisi from 1 February. Inter-city public transport remains shut. Taxis and private vehicles can continue to circulate freely nationwide but taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis, as well as on the streets.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels and other rental accommodation remain open but many are closed. Ski resorts will remain closed until at least March. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    *Public spaces and services: Until 1 March there is a nationwide curfew on both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 9pm to 5am, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine (approx. £450). Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases continue to rise. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings, indoor or out.Nationwide, restaurants can offer delivery/drive-through services only and fitness centres will remain closed. Open-air eateries in Adjara will re-open from 1 February. Educational establishments in Tbilisi, Rustavi and Kutaisi only will continue on-line teaching. Shops and malls will re-open everywhere from 1 February, open-air markets from 15 February. Systematic COVID testing of staff working in trading, catering and teaching professions will be instituted. Working from home is recommended where possible.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport as well as outdoors. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity.
    You can find full details of the latest restrictions from theGovernment of Georgia.

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    03.02.2021
  • Georgia Latest News: Georgian authorities allow resumption of flights between Georgia and Israel from 1 February (MENAFN, 25.01.2021). Authorities confirm that international flight ban will be lifted on 1 February (Reuters, 22.01.2021). Government plans to lift all restrictions on international flights from February 2021 (Georgia Today, 14.12.2020). Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021 (Trend, 19.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. The schedule of confirmed flights each month is published by the Georgian Civil Aviation Authority on its website.
    *Entry to Georgia: Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia unless they are: (1) citizens or permanent residents of eighteen European countries. The requirements for entry from the eighteen European countries differ between the countries that have reciprocal travel arrangements with Georgia, and those that do not. Full details are on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Permanent residents of one of the eighteen countries and wish to enter Georgia must provide an official residence permit or other formal documentation in order to be able to enter Georgia. Travellers with insufficient documentary evidence have been denied boarding by airlines, or refused entry at the Georgian border. The ban on entry to most foreign citizens also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits.
    Following discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK, the Georgian Government has announced that anyone entering Georgia who has been in the UK within the previous 14 days must undergo mandatory 12-day quarantine. This requirement applies to all nationalities and all entry or visa routes.
    (2) approved for entry in advance as • a business visitor sponsored by an organisation in Georgia; • a foreign student; • a worker under the “Remotely from Georgia” scheme open to citizens from 95 countries who will base themselves in Georgia but work remotely for businesses located elsewhere. Conditions apply, including a minimum salary level of $2,000 a month, the ability to pay Georgian taxes, and health insurance; Application forms for these categories are available on Georgia’s COVID response website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Georgia: Municipal public transport will resume everywhere except Tbilisi from 1 February. Inter-city public transport remains shut. Taxis and private vehicles can continue to circulate freely nationwide but taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis, as well as on the streets.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels and other rental accommodation remain open but many are closed. Ski resorts will remain closed until at least February. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    *Public spaces and services: Until 1 March there is a nationwide curfew on both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 9pm to 5am, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine (approx. £450). Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases continue to rise. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings, indoor or out.
    Nationwide, restaurants can offer delivery/drive-through services only and fitness centres will remain closed. Open-air eateries in Adjara will re-open from 1 February. Educational establishments in Tbilisi, Rustavi and Kutaisi only will continue on-line teaching. Shops and malls will re-open everywhere from 1 February, open-air markets from 15 February. Systematic COVID testing of staff working in trading, catering and teaching professions will be instituted. Working from home is recommended where possible.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport as well as outdoors. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. You can find full details of the latest restrictions from theGovernment of Georgia .

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    27.01.2021
  • Georgia Georgia will lift restrictions on international scheduled flights from February 1, 2021, said the head of the Ministry of Economy Natia Turnava.

    “All airlines that have worked or continue to work in Georgia, or new companies that have expressed a desire to enter Georgia, will be able to plan regular flights and operate them with a certain frequency,” the Novosti-Georgia news agency quoted Turnava as saying.
    Avianews.com

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    24.01.2021
  • Georgia Latest News: Government plans to lift all restrictions on international flights from February 2021 (Georgia Today, 14.12.2020). Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021 (Trend, 19.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. The schedule of confirmed flights each month is published by the Georgian Civil Aviation Authority on its website.
    *Entry to Georgia: Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia unless they are: (1) citizens or permanent residents of eighteen European countries. The requirements for entry from the eighteen European countries differ between the countries that have reciprocal travel arrangements with Georgia, and those that do not. Full details are on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Permanent residents of one of the eighteen countries and wish to enter Georgia must provide an official residence permit or other formal documentation in order to be able to enter Georgia. Travellers with insufficient documentary evidence have been denied boarding by airlines, or refused entry at the Georgian border. The ban on entry to most foreign citizens also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits.
    (2) approved for entry in advance as • a business visitor sponsored by an organisation in Georgia; • a foreign student; • a worker under the “Remotely from Georgia” scheme open to citizens from 95 countries who will base themselves in Georgia but work remotely for businesses located elsewhere. Conditions apply, including a minimum salary level of $2,000 a month, the ability to pay Georgian taxes, and health insurance; Application forms for these categories are available on Georgia’s COVID response website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Georgia: Inter-city public transport as well as municipal public transport in Tbilisi and seven other large towns will not function until 1 February. Taxis and private vehicles can continue to circulate freely nationwide but taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis, as well as on the streets.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels and other rental accommodation remain open but many are closed. Ski resorts will remain closed until at least February. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    *Public spaces and services: Until 1 February there is a nationwide curfew on both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 9pm to 5am, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine. Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases continue to rise. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings, indoor or out. Nationwide, restaurants can offer delivery/drive-through services only and fitness centres are closed. All educational establishments are offering on-line teaching only. Additionally, in Tbilisi and 7 other cities, all shops except grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, vehicle repair and beauty salons will operate in on-line delivery mode only. Working from home is recommended where possible. It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport as well as outdoors. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. You can find full details of the latest restrictions from theGovernment of Georgia .

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    14.01.2021
  • Georgia Latest News: Government plans to lift all restrictions on international flights from February 2021 (Georgia Today, 14.12.2020). Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021 (Trend, 19.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. The schedule of confirmed flights each month is published by the Georgian Civil Aviation Authority on its website.
    *Entry to Georgia: Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia unless they are: (1) citizens or permanent residents of eighteen European countries. The requirements for entry from the eighteen European countries differ between the countries that have reciprocal travel arrangements with Georgia, and those that do not. Full details are on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Permanent residents of one of the eighteen countries and wish to enter Georgia must provide an official residence permit or other formal documentation in order to be able to enter Georgia. Travellers with insufficient documentary evidence have been denied boarding by airlines, or refused entry at the Georgian border. The ban on entry to most foreign citizens also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits.
    (2) approved for entry in advance as • a business visitor sponsored by an organisation in Georgia; • a foreign student; • a worker under the “Remotely from Georgia” scheme open to citizens from 95 countries who will base themselves in Georgia but work remotely for businesses located elsewhere. Conditions apply, including a minimum salary level of $2,000 a month, the ability to pay Georgian taxes, and health insurance; Application forms for these categories are available on Georgia’s COVID response website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Georgia: Inter-city public transport as well as municipal public transport in Tbilisi and seven other large towns will not function from 28 November to 31 January, except for the period 3 to 15 January. From 16 to 31 January inter-city and municipal transport will only operate on weekdays. Taxis and private vehicles can continue to circulate freely nationwide but taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis, as well as on the streets.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels and other rental accommodation remain open but many are closed. Ski resorts will remain closed until at least February. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has announced a number of new restrictions to take effect from 28 November to 31 January. There is a nationwide curfew on both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 9pm to 5am, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine. The curfew will be lifted for New Year’s Eve (31 December) and Orthodox Christmas Eve (6 January). Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases continue to rise. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings, indoor or out. Nationwide, restaurants will move to delivery/drive-through services only and fitness centres will close. All educational establishments will move to on-line teaching. Additionally, in Tbilisi and 7 other cities, all shops except grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, vehicle repair and beauty salons will operate in on-line delivery mode only, except for 24 December to 2 January and on weekdays only from 16 to 31 January. Working from home is recommended where possible. It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport as well as outdoors. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. You can find full details of the latest restrictions from the Government of Georgia.

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    17.12.2020
  • Georgia Latest News: Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021 (Trend, 19.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Georgia: Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or permanent residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. Foreign citizens who wish to enter Georgia under this scheme will need to provide evidence of their permanent residence status at the airport. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits. There are two work-related schemes for foreign citizens from other countries to enter Georgia: • Business trips by citizens of any country will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should complete the relevant form to apply for entry. • “Work from Georgia” scheme is available to citizens from 95 countries, , who want to work from Georgia remotely. If applicable, you should complete the relevant application form. Conditions apply, including a minimum salary level of $2,000 a month, the ability to pay Georgian taxes, and health insurance. You can find further information on current entry rules on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Most foreign arrivals will be placed in mandatory 8-day quarantine, followed by an antigen rapid test. If the antigen test is inconclusive, this will be followed by a PCR. If this test is negative, you will be able to leave quarantine but will have to take another PCR test on the 12th day. Those on an approved business permit have the option to take a PCR test every 72 hours instead of quarantine. Tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. You should carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage. For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home, rather than enter a quarantine hotel designated by the health authorities. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form in advance. A call centre will be in active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay. The government has not announced a date for re-opening Georgia’s land and air borders but has said the tourism sector won’t be relaunched in 2020.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Inter-city public transport as well as municipal public transport in Tbilisi and seven other large towns will not function from 28 November to 31 January, except for the period 3 to 15 January. From 16 to 31 January inter-city and municipal transport will only operate on weekdays. Taxis and private vehicles can continue to circulate freely nationwide but taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis, as well as on the streets. Some hotels and other rental accommodation remain open but many are closed. Ski resorts will remain closed until at least February. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has announced a number of new restrictions to take effect from 28 November to 31 January. There is a nationwide curfew on both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 9pm to 5am, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine (approx. £475). The curfew will be lifted for New Year’s Eve (31 December) and Orthodox Christmas Eve (6 January). Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases continue to rise. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings, indoor or out. Nationwide, restaurants will move to delivery/drive-through services only and fitness centres will close. All educational establishments will move to on-line teaching. Additionally, in Tbilisi and 7 other cities, all shops except grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, vehicle repair and beauty salons will operate in on-line delivery mode only, except for 24 December to 2 January and on weekdays only from 16 to 31 January. Working from home is recommended where possible.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport as well as outdoors. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. You can find full details of the latest restrictions from the Government of Georgia.

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    08.12.2020
  • Georgia Latest News: Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021 (Trend, 19.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Georgia:
    Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or permanent residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits.
    There are two work-related schemes for foreign citizens from other countries to enter Georgia:
    Business trips by citizens of any country will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should fill in the relevant form to apply for entry.
    “Work from Georgia” scheme is available to citizens from 95 countries, including the UK, who want to work from Georgia remotely. If applicable, you should complete the relevant application form. Conditions apply, including a minimum salary level of $2,000 a month, the ability to pay Georgian taxes, and health insurance. You can find further information on current entry rules on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
    Most foreign arrivals will be placed in mandatory 8-day quarantine, followed by an antigen rapid test. If the antigen test is inconclusive, this will be followed by a PCR. If this test is negative, you will be able to leave quarantine but will have to take another PCR test on the 12th day. Those on an approved business permit have the option to take a PCR test every 72 hours instead of quarantine. Tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. You should carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.
    For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home, rather than enter a quarantine hotel designated by the health authorities. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form in advance. A call centre will be in active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay.
    The government has announced that the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders is postponed until at least 1 November, and that the tourism sector won’t be relaunched in 2020.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Inter-city public transport as well as municipal public transport in Tbilisi and seven other large towns will not function from 28 November to 31 January, except for the period 3 to 15 January. From 16 to 31 January inter-city and municipal transport will only operate on weekdays. Taxis and private vehicles can continue to circulate freely nationwide but taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis, as well as on the streets. Some hotels and other rental accommodation remain open but many are closed. Ski resorts will remain closed until at least February. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has announced a number of new restrictions to take effect from 28 November to 31 January. There is a nationwide curfew on both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 9pm to 5am, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine (approx. £475). The curfew will be lifted for New Year’s Eve (31 December) and Orthodox Christmas Eve (6 January). Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases continue to rise. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings, indoor or out. Nationwide, restaurants will move to delivery/drive-through services only and fitness centres will close. All educational establishments will move to on-line teaching. Additionally, in Tbilisi and 7 other cities, all shops except grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, vehicle repair and beauty salons will operate in on-line delivery mode only, except for 24 December to 2 January and on weekdays only from 16 to 31 January. Working from home is recommended where possible.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport as well as outdoors. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. You can find full details of the latest restrictions from the Government of Georgia.

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    30.11.2020
  • Georgia Latest News: Georgian government will resume flights to several European countries and Qatar from 1 November (Pledge Times, 20.10.2020). COVID-19 restrictions on regular international flights extended until 31 October (Agenda.ge, 12.09.2020). Aviation authority extends restrictions for international flights until 1 October (Georgia Today, 17.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Georgia:
    Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or permanent residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits.
    There are two work-related schemes for foreign citizens from other countries to enter Georgia:
    Business trips by citizens of any country will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should fill in the relevant form to apply for entry.
    “Work from Georgia” scheme is available to citizens from 95 countries, including the UK, who want to work from Georgia remotely. If applicable, you should complete the relevant application form. Conditions apply, including a minimum salary level of $2,000 a month, the ability to pay Georgian taxes, and health insurance. You can find further information on current entry rules on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
    Most foreign arrivals will be placed in mandatory 8-day quarantine, followed by an antigen rapid test. If the antigen test is inconclusive, this will be followed by a PCR. If this test is negative, you will be able to leave quarantine but will have to take another PCR test on the 12th day. Those on an approved business permit have the option to take a PCR test every 72 hours instead of quarantine. Tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. You should carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.
    For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home, rather than enter a quarantine hotel designated by the health authorities. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form in advance. A call centre will be in active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay.
    The government has announced that the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders is postponed until at least 1 November, and that the tourism sector won’t be relaunched in 2020.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport is functioning normally in most of the country but inter-city services in the Adjara region have been suspended temporarily and the government has announced that further public transport restrictions may be introduced. Taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis, as well as on the streets.
    Accommodation – Some hotels and other rental accommodation have re-opened but many remain closed. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    Public spaces and services – The government has announced that with effect from 9 November vehicular and pedestrian movement in Tbilisi and six other large towns will be banned from 22.00 – 05.00, with exceptions for emergency, pharmaceutical, delivery, media and international transport. Violation will result in a 2,000 Lari fine.
    Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases continue to rise. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings such as weddings and funerals, indoor or out. There is no limit on gatherings for political or election-related activities. Most shops, and some restaurants and hotels are open. Restaurants, cafes and bars must close by 10pm nationwide. Working from home is recommended where possible. Schools have restarted but teaching is on-line in Tbilisi and several other larger towns. Kindergartens in Tbilisi and other large towns have been closed. Universities have reopened but most teaching is on-line.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport as well as outdoors. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. In areas where there is an unexplained case of coronavirus, lockdown measures or testing may be introduced without warning.

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    09.11.2020
  • Georgia Latest News: Georgian government will resume flights to several European countries and Qatar from 1 November (Pledge Times, 20.10.2020). COVID-19 restrictions on regular international flights extended until 31 October (Agenda.ge, 12.09.2020). Aviation authority extends restrictions for international flights until 1 October (Georgia Today, 17.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Georgia:
    Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or permanent residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits.
    There are two work-related schemes for foreign citizens from other countries to enter Georgia:
    Business trips by citizens of any country will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should fill in the relevant form to apply for entry.
    “Work from Georgia” scheme is available to citizens from 95 countries, including the UK, who want to work from Georgia remotely. If applicable, you should complete the relevant application form. Conditions apply, including a minimum salary level of $2,000 a month, the ability to pay Georgian taxes, and health insurance. You can find further information on current entry rules on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
    Most foreign arrivals will be placed in mandatory 8-day quarantine, followed by an antigen rapid test. If the antigen test is inconclusive, this will be followed by a PCR. If this test is negative, you will be able to leave quarantine but will have to take another PCR test on the 12th day. Those on an approved business permit have the option to take a PCR test every 72 hours instead of quarantine. Tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. You should carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.
    For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home, rather than enter a quarantine hotel designated by the health authorities. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form in advance. A call centre will be in active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay.
    The government has announced that the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders is postponed until at least 1 November, and that the tourism sector won’t be relaunched in 2020.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport is functioning normally in most of the country but inter-city services in the Adjara region have been suspended temporarily and the government has announced that further public transport restrictions may be introduced. Taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis, as well as on the streets.

    Accommodation – Some hotels and other rental accommodation have re-opened but many remain closed. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    Public spaces and services – Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases have risen following the summer holidays. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings such as weddings and funerals, indoor or out. There is no limit on gatherings for political or election-related activities. Most shops, and some restaurants and hotels are open.
    Restaurants, cafes and bars must close by 10pm nationwide. Working from home is recommended where possible. Schools have restarted but teaching is on-line in Tbilisi and several other larger towns. Kindergartens will close in Tbilisi from 5 November. Universities have reopened but most teaching is on-line.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport as well as outdoors. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. In areas where there is an unexplained case of coronavirus, lockdown measures or testing may be introduced without warning.

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    04.11.2020
  • Georgia Latest News: Georgian government will resume flights to several European countries and Qatar from 1 November (Pledge Times, 20.10.2020). COVID-19 restrictions on regular international flights extended until 31 October (Agenda.ge, 12.09.2020). Aviation authority extends restrictions for international flights until 1 October (Georgia Today, 17.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Georgia:
    Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or permanent residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits.
    Most foreign arrivals will be placed in mandatory 8-day quarantine, followed by an antigen rapid test. If the antigen test is inconclusive, this will be followed by a PCR. If this test is negative, you will be able to leave quarantine but will have to take another PCR test on the 12th day. Those on an approved business permit have the option to take a PCR test every 72 hours instead of quarantine. Tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. You should carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.
    For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home, rather than enter a quarantine hotel designated by the health authorities. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form in advance. A call centre will be in active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay.
    The government has announced that the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders is postponed until at least 1 November, and that the tourism sector won’t be relaunched in 2020.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport is functioning normally in most of the country but has been suspended temporarily in the Adjara region. Taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis.
    Some hotels and other rental accommodation have re-opened but many remain closed. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases have risen following the summer holidays. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings such as weddings and funerals, indoor or out. There is no limit on gatherings for political or election-related activities. Most shops, and some restaurants and hotels are open. Schools have restarted apart from in the Adjara region, although remote learning continues for older pupils. Universities reopen on 15 October.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari (approx. £5) fine for an individual or 500 Lari (approx. £130) for a legal entity. In areas where there is an unexplained case of coronavirus, lockdown measures or testing may be introduced without warning.

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    22.10.2020
  • Georgia COVID-19 restrictions on regular international flights extended until 31 October (Agenda.ge, 12.09.2020). Aviation authority extends restrictions for international flights until 1 October (Georgia Today, 17.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Georgia will remain limited until at least the end of September. Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits.
    There are two work-related schemes for foreign citizens from other countries to enter Georgia: 1. Business trips by citizens of all other countries will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should complete the relevant form here to apply for entry. 2. “Work from Georgia” scheme is available to citizens from 95 countries, who want to work from Georgia remotely. If applicable, you should complete the relevant application form. Conditions apply, including a minimum salary level of $2,000 a month, the ability to pay Georgian taxes, and health insurance.
    Most foreign arrivals will be placed in mandatory 8-day quarantine, followed by an antigen rapid test. If the antigen test is inconclusive, this will be followed by a PCR. If this test is negative, you will be able to leave quarantine but will have to take another PCR test on the 12th day. Those on an approved business permit have the option to take a PCR test every 72 hours instead of quarantine. Tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. You should carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.
    For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home, rather than enter a quarantine hotel designated by the health authorities. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form in advance. A call centre will be in active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay.
    The government has announced that the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders is postponed until at least 1 November, and that the tourism sector won’t be relaunched in 2020.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport is functioning normally in most of the country but has been suspended temporarily in the Adjara region. Taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling from or to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Face masks must be worn in all public transport and taxis.
    Some hotels and other rental accommodation have re-opened but many remain closed. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    Enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases have risen following the summer holidays. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings such as weddings and funerals, indoor or out. There is no limit on gatherings for political or election-related activities. Most shops, and some restaurants and hotels are open. Schools have restarted apart from in the Adjara region, although remote learning continues for older pupils. Universities reopen on 15 October.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari (approx. £5) fine for an individual or 500 Lari (approx. £130) for a legal entity. In areas where there is an unexplained case of coronavirus, lockdown measures or testing may be introduced without warning.

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    09.10.2020
  • Georgia COVID-19 restrictions on regular international flights extended until 31 October (Agenda.ge, 12.09.2020). Aviation authority extends restrictions for international flights until 1 October (Georgia Today, 17.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Georgia will remain limited until at least the end of September. The government has announced on that it is now postponing the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders, as well as international tourism until at least 1 October.Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits.
    There are two work-related schemes for foreign citizens from other countries to enter Georgia: 1. Business trips by citizens of all other countries will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should complete the relevant form here to apply for entry. 2. “Work from Georgia” scheme is available to citizens from 95 countries, who want to work from Georgia remotely. If applicable, you should complete the relevant application form. Conditions apply, including a minimum salary level of $2,000 a month, the ability to pay Georgian taxes, and health insurance.
    From 15 September, all foreign arrivals will be obliged to take a coronavirus PCR test on arrival, followed by a mandatory 8-day quarantine and a PCR test on the 8th day. If this test is negative, you will be able to leave quarantine but will have to take another PCR test on the 12th day. Those on a business trip will have the option to take a PCR test every 72 hours instead of quarantine. Tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. You should carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.
    The government has announced that it is postponing the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders, as well as international tourism until at least 1 October.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport is functioning normally. Taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Most hotels and other rental accommodation have re-opened. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation.
    Although most coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, enforcement of regulations on social distancing and masks is being tightened as coronavirus cases have risen following the summer holidays. No more than 10 people can participate in social gatherings such as weddings and funerals, indoor or out. Culture and sport events are limited to 200. There is no limit for political or election-related activities. Shops, restaurants and certified hotels remain open. Some educational establishments will open from 15 September, but schools in Tbilisi and most other large towns will delay re-opening until 1 October. Some remote learning is likely to continue.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari (approx. £5) fine for an individual or 500 Lari (approx. £130) for a legal entity. In areas where there is an unexplained case of coronavirus, lockdown measures may be introduced without warning.

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    11.09.2020
  • Georgia Aviation authority extends restrictions for international flights until 1 October (Georgia Today, 17.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Georgia will remain limited until at least the end of September. The government has announced on that it is now postponing the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders, as well as international tourism until at least 1 October.Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits. Business trips by citizens of all other countries will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should complete the relevant form [https://stopcov.ge/] to apply for entry. If granted, you will be obliged to get a coronavirus PCR test every 72 hours when in Georgia or to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival. You should carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage. Both tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form [https://stopcov.ge/] in advance. A newly-created call centre will be active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport has re-opened. Taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Most hotels and other rental accommodation have re-opened. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation. Most coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted. Shops, restaurants and certified hotels have now re-opened. However educational establishments remain closed and working from home is encouraged. The limit on only 3 people in cars, with passengers restricted to the rear seats, remains in place for taxis only. It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari (approx. USD 5) fine for an individual or 500 Lari (approx. USD 130) for a legal entity. In areas where there is an unexplained case of coronavirus, lockdown measures may be introduced without warning.

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    19.08.2020
  • Georgia Aviation authority extends restrictions for international flights until 1 October (Georgia Today, 17.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits. Business trips by citizens of all other countries will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should complete the relevant form [https://stopcov.ge/] to apply for entry. If granted, you will be obliged to get a coronavirus PCR test every 72 hours when in Georgia or to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival. Both tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form [https://stopcov.ge/] in advance. A newly-created call centre will be active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay. The government announced on 25 June that it is now postponing the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders, as well as international tourism from the previously announced date of 1 July until at least August.The Government has announced that foreigners legally in Georgia up to 14 March but then unable to leave because of COVID-19 can remain until 31 December 2020 if their overstay was caused by one of the following circumstances, which must be documented: – if the state of citizenship of the person was included in the high risk zone for the relevant period, – if border restrictions were imposed by the relevant state, if the person was in hospital, quarantine or self-isolation due to health conditions if the person was not able to leave the country due to flight cancellation

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport has re-opened. Taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Most hotels and other rental accommodation have re-opened. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation. Most coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted. Shops, restaurants and certified hotels have now re-opened. However educational establishments remain closed and working from home is encouraged. There remains a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The limit on only 3 people in cars, with passengers restricted to the rear seats, remains in place for taxis only. Those over 70 should only leave home to go the nearest grocery, pharmacy or medical centre.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, hotels, restaurants and on public transport. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. In areas where there is an unexplained case of coronavirus, lockdown measures may be introduced without warning.

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    17.08.2020
  • Georgia The government has announced on that it is now postponing the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders, as well as international tourism until at least 1 September. Regular international flights in, out of Georgia are allowed for Paris, Riga and Munich.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits. Business trips by citizens of all other countries will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should complete the relevant form [https://stopcov.ge/] to apply for entry. If granted, you will be obliged to get a coronavirus PCR test every 72 hours when in Georgia or to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival. Both tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form [https://stopcov.ge/] in advance. A newly-created call centre will be active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay. The government announced on 25 June that it is now postponing the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders, as well as international tourism from the previously announced date of 1 July until at least August.The Government has announced that foreigners legally in Georgia up to 14 March but then unable to leave because of COVID-19 can remain until 31 December 2020 if their overstay was caused by one of the following circumstances, which must be documented: – if the state of citizenship of the person was included in the high risk zone for the relevant period, – if border restrictions were imposed by the relevant state, if the person was in hospital, quarantine or self-isolation due to health conditions if the person was not able to leave the country due to flight cancellation

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport has re-opened. Taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Most hotels and other rental accommodation have re-opened. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation. Most coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted. Shops, restaurants and certified hotels have now re-opened. However educational establishments remain closed and working from home is encouraged. There remains a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The limit on only 3 people in cars, with passengers restricted to the rear seats, remains in place for taxis only. Those over 70 should only leave home to go the nearest grocery, pharmacy or medical centre.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, hotels, restaurants and on public transport. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. In areas where there is an unexplained case of coronavirus, lockdown measures may be introduced without warning.

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    06.08.2020
  • Georgia The government has announced on that it is now postponing the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders, as well as international tourism until at least 1 September. Regular international flights in, out of Georgia are allowed for Paris, Riga and Munich.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits. Business trips by citizens of all other countries will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should complete the relevant form [https://stopcov.ge/] toapply for entry. If granted, you will be obliged to get a coronavirus PCR test every 72 hours when in Georgia or to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival. Both tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form [https://stopcov.ge/] in advance. A newly-created call centre will be active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay. The government announced on 25 June that it is now postponing the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders, as well as international tourism from the previously announced date of 1 July until at least August.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport has re-opened. Taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Most hotels and other rental accommodation have re-opened. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation. Most coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted. Shops, restaurants and certified hotels have now re-opened. However educational establishments remain closed and working from home is encouraged. There remains a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The limit on only 3 people in cars, with passengers restricted to the rear seats, remains in place for taxis only. Those over 70 should only leave home to go the nearest grocery, pharmacy or medical centre.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, hotels, restaurants and on public transport. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. In areas where there is an unexplained case of coronavirus, lockdown measures may be introduced without warning.

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    24.07.2020
  • Georgia The resumption of regular flights has been delayed until 31 July. (Georgia Today, 25.06.2020)
    Flight restrictions to Munich, Paris Riga to be lifted on July 13 (Agenda.Ge, 11.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Georgia remain limited. Foreign citizens are not currently allowed to enter Georgia, apart from citizens or residents of five EU Member States (France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) who arrive by direct flight. The ban also applies to foreigners with Georgian residence permits. Business trips by citizens of all other countries will be allowed if a permit is obtained. If applicable, you should complete the relevant form [https://stopcov.ge/] toapply for entry. If granted, you will be obliged to get a coronavirus PCR test every 72 hours when in Georgia or to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival. Both tests and quarantine will be at your own expense. For those with access to their own accommodation in Georgia it may be possible to self-isolate at home. If you wish to do this you will need to fill in the relevant form [https://stopcov.ge/] in advance. A newly-created call centre will be active communication with foreign nationals arriving in Georgia for the duration of their stay. The government announced on 25 June that it is now postponing the re-opening of Georgia’s land and air borders, as well as international tourism from the previously announced date of 1 July until at least August.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Public transport has re-opened. Taxis can hold no more than three people in a single vehicle, including the driver, with passengers sitting in the rear. If travelling to Tbilisi airport by taxi this social distancing rule must still be observed. Most hotels and other rental accommodation have re-opened. Face masks must be worn when entering public spaces inside hotels and rental accommodation. Most coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted. Shops, restaurants and certified hotels have now re-opened. However educational establishments remain closed and working from home is encouraged. There remains a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The limit on only 3 people in cars, with passengers restricted to the rear seats, remains in place for taxis only. Those over 70 should only leave home to go the nearest grocery, pharmacy or medical centre.
    It is mandatory to wear masks in enclosed spaces such as shops, hotels, restaurants and on public transport. Failing to do so can result in a 20 Lari fine for an individual or 500 Lari for a legal entity. In areas where there is an unexplained case of coronavirus, lockdown measures may be introduced without warning.

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    10.07.2020
  • Georgia As of today, of the countries who have opened their borders to Georgia without reservation, Georgia, on the decision of the Interagency Coordination Council, will unconditionally open its borders to the following 5 countries:

    1) Germany
    2) France
    3) Latvia
    4) Lithuania
    5) Estonia.

    • As for other countries, in making this decision, the council considered the fact that several countries have opened their borders, among others, to states not listed by the EU as safe countries.

    • The citizens/residents of the 5 countries above can only use direct flights to Georgia for any type of visit.

    • Before crossing Georgia’s border, they must fill a special e-form and list their travel history in the course of previous 14 days, also the location of their stay in Georgia, contact information, and others.

    • With their consent, or in case thermal screening on the border reveals a temperature higher than 370, a PCR test will be performed at the airport.

    • Also, testing and quarantine will be mandatory for those with a history of traveling to high-risk non-EU member states in the course of previous 14 days.

    • All persons arriving in Georgia will, throughout their stay, maintain proactive communication with and receive care from a special call center group.

    • As for other EU member states, who have not opened borders to Georgia, the status quo will be maintained by Georgia as well. Besides the 5 countries above, in the case of countries listing Georgia as a safe country or imposing various types of restrictions, their citizens will be able to enter Georgia as long as they complete a 14-day quarantine period at their own expense.

    • Besides the 5 countries above, work on relevant procedures continue with the countries that have unconditionally opened their borders to Georgia.

    • At this point, the following countries have not opened their borders to Georgia: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Norway, Malta, Finland, Switzerland, Czechia, Slovakia, and Hungary. Notably, a joint commission with Hungary has been established to work on the issue of movement reopening.

    • Some countries (Italy, Cyprus, Iceland, and Slovenia) are ready to open their borders with certain restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for arrivals.

    • Notably, the recommendations and the list of safe countries published by the EU will be reviewed every other week.

    • Importantly, to encourage economic activities in Georgia, business trip from all countries will be allowed without reservation, based on a completed special form and coordination with relevant sectoral agencies. Business visitors to Georgia are obligated to complete a PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense every 72 hours, or complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine, also at their own expense. Of course, that does not apply to the citizens/residents of the 5 countries enjoying unconditional border reopening with Georgia.

    • Relevant e-forms mandatory for the citizens of the EU member states listed above, also for business visitors from any country, will be available on the Georgian Government’s special website www.StopCoV.ge.

    • As for Georgian citizens, they, upon their return from any type of visit to EU member states, will be obligated to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine period. Importantly, our citizens must also consider the approaches to reopening borders as taken by the EU member states listed above.

    • In addition, negotiations are underway with international airlines to resume air travel and regular flights with the 5 EU member states who have unconditionally reopened their borders to Georgia. In particular, an agreement has been reached with Lufthansa to carry out 2 flights a week to Munich starting in August. We are also negotiating with Air Baltic and Air France.

    • In addition, we emphasize that, to ensure the orderly repatriation of Georgian citizens abroad, Wizz Air and MyWay Airlines will carry out flights from the following destinations in July:

    Warsaw on July 13
    Barcelona on July 15
    Rome on July 17
    Paris on July 22
    Athens on July 28.

    • The flights above will not cost Georgian citizens more than 200 euro.

    • In addition, Georgian Airways, formerly Airzena, is carrying out commercial charter flights to the following capitals: Vienna, Amsterdam, and Tel Aviv.

    • In addition, Qatar Airways will, in the next few days, carry out a one-off commercial charter flight from the capital city of Doha, to repatriate 105 Georgian citizens.

    • Also, the presently applicable regulations will remain enforced on Georgia’s land borders.

    • The Government of Georgia continues active cooperation with partner EU member states. Based on the relevant recommendation, the rules for entering Georgia and for Georgian citizens entering various EU states will be reviewed jointly once every other week.

    Government of Georgia gov.ge

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    08.07.2020
  • Georgia Government will restart public transport, reopen shops before 8 June (Reuters, 27.05.20). Georgia is working to resume flight connections with the Baltic states after tourist bans will be lifted starting July 1. (Agenda.ge, 18.05.2020) Georgia has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals and residents of Georgia, or an immediate family member. Airline crew, humanitarian aid workers, diplomats and their families, travelers with refugee status in Georgia, and travelers with stateless status may still enter the country. Residence permit holders must obtain an OK TO BOARD before departing for Georgia.

    International restrictions:

    All commercial flights, both inbound and outbound, are indefinitely suspended until further notice. Exceptions will be made under government mandate through the flag carrier Georgian Airways; several repatriation flights will be conducted. The land movement of citizens between Georgia and Russia is temporarily suspended, with the exception for Georgian and Russian citizens who wish to return home as well as freight traffic. Batumi International Airport (BUS) and David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport (KUT) have been closed until further notice. The movement of citizens via Sarp border crossing between Georgia and Turkey is temporarily suspended for all nationalities. The movement of citizens between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia is suspended until further notice; border closure between Azerbaijan and Georgia is extended until further notice. Georgian citizens will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine when they come back from Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Spain or Switzerland.

    Domestic restrictions:

    Government to lift COVID-19 state of emergency after 22 May (Reuters, 15.05.2020) A curfew is in effect between 21.00 and 06.00. Residents over 70 years of age are not permitted to leave their homes except to visit the nearest store, pharmacy or hospital. Although intra-city movement by vehicles is allowed again, most of the intercity travel remains prohibited. Traffic from and to cities of Batumi and Kutaisi has reopened since 5 May. Restrictions will remain in place in the capital Tbilisi and Rustavi (Kvemo Kartli region). Food establishments, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and postal services remain operational amid the state of emergency. People travelling outside their homes are required to carry their passports or official IDs at all times. Relaxation to restrictions: Government lifts lockdown of Tbilisi on 11 May, Rustavi on 14 May. Georgia will restart public transport and reopen shops, shopping malls and cafes and restaurants before June 8. (Reuters, 27.05.2020)

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    28.05.2020
  • Georgia Georgia is working to resume flight connections with the Baltic states after tourist bans will be lifted starting July 1. (Agenda.ge, 18.05.2020) Georgia has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals and residents of Georgia, or an immediate family member. Airline crew, humanitarian aid workers, diplomats and their families, travelers with refugee status in Georgia, and travelers with stateless status may still enter the country. Residence permit holders must obtain an OK TO BOARD before departing for Georgia.

    International restrictions:

    All commercial flights, both inbound and outbound, are indefinitely suspended until further notice. Exceptions will be made under government mandate through the flag carrier Georgian Airways; several repatriation flights will be conducted. The land movement of citizens between Georgia and Russia is temporarily suspended, with the exception for Georgian and Russian citizens who wish to return home as well as freight traffic. Batumi International Airport (BUS) and David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport (KUT) have been closed until further notice. The movement of citizens via Sarp border crossing between Georgia and Turkey is temporarily suspended for all nationalities. The movement of citizens between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia is suspended until further notice; border closure between Azerbaijan and Georgia is extended until further notice. Georgian citizens will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine when they come back from Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Spain or Switzerland.

    Domestic restrictions:

    Government to lift COVID-19 state of emergency after 22 May (Reuters, 15.05.2020) A curfew is in effect between 21.00 and 06.00. Residents over 70 years of age are not permitted to leave their homes except to visit the nearest store, pharmacy or hospital. Although intra-city movement by vehicles is allowed again, most of the intercity travel remains prohibited. Traffic from and to cities of Batumi and Kutaisi has reopened since 5 May. Restrictions will remain in place in the capital Tbilisi and Rustavi (Kvemo Kartli region). Food establishments, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and postal services remain operational amid the state of emergency. People travelling outside their homes are required to carry their passports or official IDs at all times. Relaxation to restrictions: Government lifts lockdown of Tbilisi on 11 May, Rustavi on 14 May.

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    27.05.2020
  • Georgia Georgia is working to resume flight connections with the Baltic states after tourist bans will be lifted starting July 1. (Agenda.ge, 18.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All commercial flights, both inbound and outbound, are indefinitely suspended until further notice. Exceptions will be made under government mandate through the flag carrier Georgian Airways; several repatriation flights will be conducted. The land movement of citizens between Georgia and Russia is temporarily suspended, with the exception for Georgian and Russian citizens who wish to return home as well as freight traffic. Batumi International Airport (BUS) and David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport (KUT) have been closed until further notice. The movement of citizens via Sarp border crossing between Georgia and Turkey is temporarily suspended for all nationalities. The movement of citizens between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia is suspended until further notice; border closure between Azerbaijan and Georgia is extended until 22 May. Georgian citizens will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine when they come back from Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Spain or Switzerland.

    Domestic restrictions:

    Government to lift COVID-19 state of emergency after 22 May (Reuters, 15.05.2020) A curfew is in effect between 21.00 and 06.00. Residents over 70 years of age are not permitted to leave their homes except to visit the nearest store, pharmacy or hospital. Although intra-city movement by vehicles is allowed again, most of the intercity travel remains prohibited. Traffic from and to cities of Batumi and Kutaisi has reopened since 5 May. Restrictions will remain in place in the capital Tbilisi and Rustavi (Kvemo Kartli region). Food establishments, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and postal services remain operational amid the state of emergency. People travelling outside their homes are required to carry their passports or official IDs at all times. Relaxation to restrictions: Government lifts lockdown of Tbilisi on 11 May, Rustavi on 14 May.

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    18.05.2020
  • Georgia Government lifts lockdown of Tbilisi on 11 May, Rustavi on 14 May; country reopens 1 July as part of gradual easing of restrictions (Reuters, 07.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All commercial flights, both inbound and outbound, are indefinitely suspended until further notice. Exceptions will be made under government mandate through the flag carrier Georgian Airways; several repatriation flights will be conducted.
    The land movement of citizens between Georgia and Russia is temporarily suspended, with the exception for Georgian and Russian citizens who wish to return home as well as freight traffic.
    Batumi International Airport (BUS) and David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport (KUT) have been closed until further notice.
    The movement of citizens via Sarp border crossing between Georgia and Turkey is temporarily suspended for all nationalities.
    The movement of citizens between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia is suspended until further notice; border closure between Azerbaijan and Georgia is extended until 22 May.
    Georgian citizens will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine when they come back from Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Spain or Switzerland.

    Domestic restrictions:

    A curfew is in effect between 21.00 and 06.00.
    Residents over 70 years of age are not permitted to leave their homes except to visit the nearest store, pharmacy or hospital.
    Although intra-city movement by vehicles is allowed again, most of the intercity travel remains prohibited. Traffic from and to cities of Batumi and Kutaisi has reopened since 5 May. Restrictions will remain in place in the capital Tbilisi and Rustavi (Kvemo Kartli region).
    Food establishments, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and postal services remain operational amid the state of emergency. People travelling outside their homes are required to carry their passports or official IDs at all times.

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Government lifts lockdown of Tbilisi on 11 May, Rustavi on 14 May. Country reopens to foreign travellers from 1 July as part of gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions. (Reuters, 07.05.2020)

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Government Georgia/
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