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Georgia to allow entry of foreigners on PCR tests from March 1

24.02.2022 203 просмотров

Georgian citizens returning to their homeland are exempt from the need to take a PCR test on the third day after arriving home.


From March 1, the Georgian government has decided to allow entry to citizens or residents of all countries who present a certificate with a negative PCR test result for coronavirus at the border. This was announced on Tuesday at a briefing by the head of the operational headquarters of the Interdepartmental Coordinating Council for Combating Coronavirus under the Prime Minister of Georgia, Georgy Gibradze.

Today, those who have completed a full course of vaccination are allowed into Georgia. Citizens of 67 countries, including Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Ukraine and a number of countries near and far abroad, who are not vaccinated, can enter the country by presenting a certificate with a negative PCR test result at the border.

“From March 1, citizens or residents of all foreign countries arriving in Georgia by air, land or sea, who are not fully vaccinated, will be able to enter the country by presenting a PCR test certificate obtained within 72 hours,” saidGeorgy  ; Gibradzeafter the meeting of the coordinating council.

He also added that Georgian citizens returning to their homeland are exempted from the need to take a PCR test on the third day after arriving home. In addition, the quarantine period for those Georgian citizens who returned without a certificate with a negative PCR test result is reduced from eight to five days.

The first case of coronavirus infection in Georgia was recorded on February 26, 2020. The country has already gone through several waves of the pandemic. In December last year, the first cases of infection with the Omicron strain were detected in the republic.

During the pandemic in Georgia, whose population is more than 3.7 million people, 1,565,769 cases of infection were detected, 15 died from complications after the disease 933 patients. Since March 15, 2021, Georgia has been vaccinating against coronavirus with drugs from Pfizer, Sinopharm and Sinovac Biotech. According to the Ministry of Health, 1,241,806 people have received both components of the vaccine since the beginning of the campaign, which is 43.2% of the adult population.

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