Georgia Opens its Borders for Vaccinated Travellers

Foreign visitors are required to show proof of vaccination
The old town of Tbilisi in Georgia
The old town of Tbilisi in Georgia

Georgia is yet another country to join the list of those who are opening up borders for vaccinated travellers.

According to reports, the country has lifted all restrictions for foreign visitors who are travelling by air as long as they can show proof that they have receivied two doses of any COVID-19 vaccine.

Known for its medieval monasteries, high mountain peaks and wine culture, Georgia plans to give a pass upon entry to vaccinated visitors. However, it will still allow visitors from other countries, including the US. The US Embassy in Georgia stated that those who have been vaccinated will not be required to undergo testing before arrival.

On the other hand, those who have not been vaccinated will be required to arrive with a COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours of their departure. In addition, they will be allowed to enter only if they are travelling directly by air from an approved country. Three days after their arrival, a second PCR test will also have to be taken.

Before crossing the state border, travellers have to complete a special application form that includes details about their country of residence, phone number, and the address of accommodation in Georgia.

With this development, Georgia joins a growing list of nations that are welcoming fully vaccinated visitors. Countries such as Romania and the Seychelles are re-opening their borders to vaccinated travellers, while others such as Israel, Denmark, and Iceland are developing vaccine passports for their citizens.

The latest move comes months after Georgia launched long-term visas for remote workers who could turn them into a work from home experience.

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