Georgia opening its skies to international flights starting July 1

  • Georgia is opening its airspace to international flights starting July 1. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 5 Jun 2020 - 15:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is opening its airspace to international flights starting July 1 and the international airports of the country are making preparations to receive tourists and to ensure their services will be in line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health of Georgia.

Disinfectant machines for hands have already been set up as well as thermal cameras to scan travellers arriving at the airports to detect whether they have a high temperature.

In addition, special marks have been set up to ensure social distancing near terminals and special barriers have been constructed at registration counters to avoid direct contact between passengers and employees.

Head of Georgian United Airports Tamar Archuadze said that the passengers do not have the symptoms typical for Covid-19, they will be able to travel. 

At the same time, as she noted, at this stage it will be possible to take on board hand luggage, but passengers are asked to have as compact a bag as possible to avoid delays on boarding.

She said that currently negotiations are underway with so called 'green countries' in order to set up flights between these countries without requiring any additional documents. Otherwise, it might be mandatory tourists entering Georgia to prove they have tested negative for coronavirus in the past 72 hours.

What requirements must passengers abide by at the airports? 

  • Passengers will be obliged to wear face masks at the airport and on airplanes and observe 1.5 meters social distancing
  • Passengers’ temperature will be checked by thermal screening to be allowed to check in, and their temperature will be checked after arriving at the destination airport where they must also observe social distancing
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