As part of coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive measures, the Republic of Turkey imposed a number of restrictions on international air flights operated by Turkish Airlines, as well as on traffic across the border.
Georgia and Turkey agreed to restrict movement of physical persons across the border via the Sarpi checkpoint. The restriction does not apply to cargo carriages.
Given the close people-to-people and business contacts between the two countries, the Vale and Kartsakhi checkpoints will continue functioning.
Having already cancelled air flights to/from many countries, the Republic of Turkey planned to take the same decision with respect to Georgia from 14 March as well. However, by decision of both sides, air carriages will continue to be operated until 20 March 2020, 24:00.