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From June, 1 Georgia will open land borders that have been closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19

The Interdepartmental Coordination Council for the Fight against COVID-19 under the Prime Minister of Georgia decided to open land borders with the closest neighbors for travelers from June 1, which have been closed since March, 2020 due to the pandemic. Announce the head of the council’s operational headquarters at a briefing on Tuesday.

“The Coordination Council made a decision to open land borders from June 1. The land borders will be opened, and their crossing will be possible with a document confirming the completion of the full course of vaccination and with a negative response to the PCR test”, said the head of the council’s operational headquarters. According to him, if, upon entering Georgia, a person cannot submit a document on completing the full course of vaccination, at the border he will be able to show a certificate of a negative PCR test done 72 hours in advance, as well as undertake an obligation to re-pass the test within three days.

The Georgian government also recommends that foreigners who decided to visit the republic across the land border have medical insurance with them in order to avoid the monetary costs associated with possible treatment for COVID-19 infection.

From February, 1 Georgia completely canceled the ban on regular flights, which had been in effect since March 2020. All travelers who have completed the full course of vaccination against COVID-19 can arrive in the country by air. Citizens of Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Switzerland and EU countries can enter Georgia without completing a full vaccination course. It is enough for them to show at the border a certificate of a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19.

The Interdepartmental Coordination Council on Tuesday at a meeting expanded the list of countries whose citizens can enter Georgia by air on the basis of a certificate of a negative test result. The list includes Canada, China, Kuwait, Moldova, Oman, South Korea and Japan.