Tourists entering Georgia may be obliged to show documents that they tested negative for Covid-19 with PCR tests in the last 72 hours before arriving in the country, said Head of the Georgian National Centre for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze.
Gamkrelidze said that Georgia must be careful and for this reason the country will accept tourists from ‘green countries’ where the rate of infection is relatively low.
The spread of infection in Georgia is low, so the tourism potential is strong, ” said Gamkrelidze.
He noted that tourists may have to abide by several conditions when entering and moving about in the country, and may be monitored by a ‘tracking app’ and noted:
These conditions should not be so strict as to make people refuse to come to the country, they should be easy to do… Our citizens might go abroad in the summer and therefore these conditions should be based on mutual agreement,” said Gamkrelidze.
Gamkrelidze noted that Georgia has significantly increased the number of tests conducted per day and by June this number will hit 3,000 tests a day.
Domestic tourism will begin in Georgia on June 15, while the country will receive international tourists starting July 1.