Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia on the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published in Health
Friday, 28 February 2020 17:18

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:
 
https://www.facebook.com/mohgovge/videos/901801983598905/
 
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
 
https://www.who.int/ith/Repatriation_Quarantine_nCoV-key-considerations_HQ-final11Feb.pdf?ua=1

Giorgi Kvirikashvili – I am pleased that the global film icon Sophia Loren is visiting Georgia

Published in Culture
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:41

I am pleased that the global film icon Sophia Loren is visiting Georgia, - Prime Minister welcomed Italian actress Sophia Loren with these words.
Sophia Loren is visiting Georgia pursuant to the invitation of Nino Surguladze's Charity Fund "Wish Tree" to attend the event that will take place on June 15. The event will take place at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre. The proceeds will be used to save the lives of children.

Standards for the pre-election period have been significantly improved-Kvirikashvili

Published in Politics
Thursday, 09 June 2016 14:43

Starting from June 8 the pre-election period has officially begun in Georgia, hence a number of regulations enters into force in accordance with the law, - Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili noted in his conversation with journalists while commenting on this topic.
Pursuant to Prime Minister, this indicates that the standard of pre-election period in Georgia has significantly improved.
"Accordingly, the usage of administrative resources during the election campaign is restricted. This is a step forward in terms of democracy and we believe that the consultations, which were held with the President and the Parliament, have brought very significant results ", - Prime Minister noted.
According to the decree adopted at the Cabinet Session, the regulation setting the date of elections was countersigned.
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