Interior Minister: Georgia’s borders remain closed, individuals coming in from Russia have Georgian citizenship

  • Gomelauri also said that family members (spouse or children) of people who have double citizenship are allowed in the country despite the fact that they might have only Russian citizenship. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 30 Jun 2020 - 16:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s borders in all directions, including with Russia, remain closed, and individuals that come into Georgia from Russia have Georgian citizenship in addition to Russian citizenship, Minister of Internal Affairs Vakhtang Gomelauri said earlier today.

His comment came in response to misinformation that Georgia’s borders have opened and rumours that Russian citizens are entering the country by car.

This misinformation, he noted, was related to the presence of Russian license plates in Georgia. 

Gomelauri also said that family members (spouse or children) of people who have double citizenship are allowed in the country despite the fact that they might have only Russian citizenship. In addition, he also noted that there are many Russian citizens in Georgia who did not return back to Russia amid the coronavirus pandemic and said that they are in the country legally.

He said that only Georgian citizens can enter the country, and that they are obliged to enter quarantine for two weeks after their arrival.

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