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Georgia to open land borders by summer

20.05.2021 121 просмотров

The Georgian authorities hope that the opening of land borders with neighboring countries will attract tourists.

The Georgian authorities are considering the possibility of opening land borders with the closest neighbors in the summer in order to attract more vacationers to the republic. The Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Natia Turnava, who is in Madrid at the international exhibition FITUR-2021, told reporters about this on Wednesday.

“The opening of land borders will contribute to a more active arrival of tourists from neighboring with us the countries we are working on. We think that by the summer (tourist) season we will be able to open the land borders safely, under very serious control, in much the same way as they did with the air border, ”the press service of the department quotes Natia Turnava.

Georgia closed its land borders with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Since February 1, the country has restored regular flights in all directions. Everyone who has completed the full course of vaccination is allowed into the republic. In addition, citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Israel, UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia, USA, Turkey, Ukraine, Switzerland, EU countries, as well as residents of Central Asian states can enter Georgia with a certificate of a negative test result for coronavirus .

The first case of coronavirus infection in Georgia was detected on February 26, 2020. The total number of people infected since the beginning of the epidemic has reached 333,601 (8.95% of the population). 313,651 citizens have recovered. In total, 4,519 deaths were registered during the epidemic.

Since March 15, the republic has been immunized with the preparations of the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, the American Pfizer and the Chinese Sinopharm. According to the Ministry of Health, more than 97 thousand people have already been vaccinated in Georgia, which is 2.61% of the population. The authorities plan to vaccinate 60% of the adult population by the end of the year in order to form herd immunity.

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