Georgia continues to bring back fellow citizens from coronavirus-hit countries

  • A Tbilisi-Madrid-Tbilisi flight will be carried out on April 30, while a Tbilisi-Prague-Tbilisi flight will deliver Georgians home out on May 2. Photo: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Agenda.ge, 13 Apr 2020 - 17:30, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian government continues to bring back citizens from coronavirus-hit countries. 

As of now, 5,540 Georgian citizens have been brought home, while Georgian embassies and consulates have provided assistance to 4,051 Georgian citizens abroad.

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani said that first of all, preference will be given to citizens who had tickets and were not able to return to their homeland due to the imposed restrictions.

Preference will also be given to persons with severe health conditions, pregnant women, the elderly, families with minor children, students who have been denied scholarships and funding, persons who have been left homeless in the host countries due to the spread of coronavirus. Besides, those individuals who were travelling by private cars or by vehicles brought abroad and could not return back due to the closure of land borders”, said Zalkaliani earlier today.

 Zalkaliani noted that during each scheduled flight, people with special needs are able to enjoy the flights.

A Georgian citizen in critical condition was taken on a flight yesterday. He was taken from Hamburg to Berlin by a specially hired ambulance vehicle.

Organized by Georgia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the plane was flown from Tbilisi  with a group of doctors to provide medical service to the patient on board. I would like to express my special gratitude to the doctors. The plane was flown from Tbilisi by a group of doctors to provide patient services directly on board the ship. I would like to express my special gratitude to the doctors who accompanied me on this flight”, said Davit Zalkaliani.

Zalkaliani also said that two additional flights will be launched in order to return fellow citizens to Georgia.

A Tbilisi-Madrid-Tbilisi flight will be carried out on April 30, while a Tbilisi-Prague-Tbilisi flight will deliver Georgians home out on May 2.

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