Georgia gains visa free travel to Argentina, Urugay and Chile

  • The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires., 22 Jun 2015 - 18:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

Travelling to South America is becoming easier for Georgian citizens.

People wanting to travel to Argentina, Uruguay and Chile will be allowed to visit these countries visa-free for a short stay, announced Georgia’s Foreign Ministry today.

Reciprocally, citizens of the three South American countries will be able to enjoy the same travel arrangements while visiting Georgia.

This agreement was reached on day one of Georgia’s Foreign Minister’s visit to South America, which began earlier today and will end on June 26, announced Georgia’s Deputy Foreign Minister David Kereselidze.

Kereselidze said Minister Tamar Beruchashvili’s visit aimed to raise awareness about Georgia and to deepen economic, trade and political relations.

"Latin American countries and the Caribbean Sea region is one of the priority directions of Georgia’s foreign policy,” Kereselidze said.

Today Beruchashvili held her first meeting in Buenos Aires with her Argentinian counterpart Hector Timerman and the country’s vice president Amado Boudou. While in Argentina she is due to sign an agreement about visa free travel between Georgia and Argentina for ordinary passport holders.

In two days’ time she will travel to Uruguay and then Chile, where she will sign similar agreements with each country’s authorities.

Currently citizens from 94 countries can enter Georgia and stay for a maximum of 360 days without visas. Argentina is included on this list but the other two countries are not.