As part of coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive measures, the Government of Georgia made a decision to impose restrictions on the entry of foreign nationals. The restrictions will become effective from 18 March 2020, 00:00 and will remain in force for two weeks.
The restrictions will apply to any foreign national except:
- Representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited to Georgia and their family members;
- Mixed families where one of the spouses or their under-age child is a citizen of Georgia;
- Persons arriving in Georgia as part of humanitarian mission – if trip of such mission (doctors, volunteers) to Georgia becomes a necessity;
- Individuals who have been granted the status of stateless person by respective authorities of Georgia.
- Individuals holding status-neutral travel documents;
- Individuals having a refugee status in Georgia;
- The issue of official delegations will be decided on a case-to-case basis.
Given the increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in certain regions of the Italian Republic, and the fact that some airlines have cancelled or reduced the number of flights, Georgian citizens are strongly advised against visiting, except where necessary, Italy, and in particular, its north regions: Lombardia, Veneto and Emilia- Romagna,
Please be aware that several coronavirus cases are also reported in Lazio, Abruzzo, Campania, Puglia, Calabria, Sicilia, Marche, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Toscana, Piedmont, Bolzano, and Liguria.
We highly recommend that Georgian citizens staying in Italy closely follow the host government’s instructions and, where necessary, contact the Georgian embassy in Rome by ringing its hotline: +333 8879123.
The embassy of Georgia to the Italian Republic sends recommendations on coronavirus prevention measures and restrictions to Georgian citizens registered at the Georgian consular office, as well as to Georgian Diaspora organizations based in Italy.
Georgia has confirmed nine cases of the novel coronavirus /COVID-19/, a website – stopcov.ge reports. Georgian government has created this website to inform the public about the coronavirus.
162 individuals are under quarantine in Georgia currently, while 45 others are in hospitals, under the observation.
Head of the National Disease Control Centre Amiran Gamkrelidze stated that those five individuals travelled to Italy with the man who had tested positive for the novel virus.
Amiran Gamkrelidze noted that 25 people who had contact with this man were examined. Only five of them tested positive for the COVID-19.
Those five individuals were hospitalised in Tbilisi infectious hospital.
The third case of novel coronavirus /COVID-19/ has been confirmed in Georgia – Amiran Gamkrelidze, Head of the National Center for Diseases Control and Public Health said.
Amiran Gamkrelidze said the patient, Georgian citizen, who has been in Iran, had an elevated body temperature and was immediately taken to Tbilisi Infectious hospital from the border Azerbaijan-Georgia checkpoint yesterday evening.
According to A. Gamkrelidze, the health of all three infected persons is satisfactory, and they are placed at an isolated bloc of the hospital.
Georgia confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country on February 26. The second case in the country was confirmed on February 28.
To prevent introduction and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia, the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia advises Georgian citizens against visiting and travelling to countries at high coronavirus epidemic risk: China, Special Administrative Region of China -Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, South Korea, and other countries with reported cases of COVID-19, as reported by the World Health Organization (please see the link: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
Georgian citizens already staying in the countries indicated above are strongly advised to comply with recommendations of the health ministries of the host countries, to keep away from crowded places and to practice good personal hygiene. Where necessary, they can contact Georgia’s consular offices abroad around-the-clock.
Foreign citizens crossing the Georgian border during the given period will be subject to the following restrictions:
For persons who are not citizens of Georgia:
- Any foreign national who has been staying in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the last 14 days will be restricted from entering Georgia;
- Any foreign national who has been staying in China, Republic of South Korea, Italy, Japan during the last 21 days will be required to report about this fact, undergo intensive checking procedures, wait until the test results become available, follow the decision of healthcare professionals (quarantine, self-isolation, retreat) and fully observe their recommendations;
For citizens of Georgia:
- Citizens of Georgia who have been staying in the territory of Iran for the last 14 days are required to report about this fact, undergo intensive checking procedures and remain in 14-day quarantine;
- Citizens of Georgia who have been staying in China, Republic of South Korea, Italy, Japan during the last 14 days will be required to report about this fact, undergo intensive checking procedures, wait until the test results become available, follow the decision of healthcare professionals (quarantine, self-isolation, retreat) and fully observe their recommendations;
The rules and procedures listed in Part 1 will also apply to those traveling by car in the territory of Georgia.
Motor vehicles of any third country can travel to Iran through the territory of Georgia.
Motor vehicles of any third country will not be allowed to travel from Iran to Georgia, or to any third country via the territory of Georgia.
To avoid the spread of Coronavirus, please check the links below for the travel advice of WHO: