Georgia to allow open air cultural events

  • Open air exhibitions and all other types of outdoor activities will be allowed. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 9 Jul 2020 - 13:10, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia will allow open air cultural events to be held starting July 13, said PM Giorgi Gakharia earlier today.

He also noted that open air exhibitions and all other types of outdoor activities will be allowed.  

[Allowing the holding of open air cultural events] is important especially in the summer, when domestic tourism is becoming more active,” said Gakharia.

Georgia resumed domestic tourism on June 15.

As for international tourism, the Council of the European Union recommended lifting border restrictions for 14 other countries including Georgia starting July 1. However, the recommendation is not obligatory and member states have the option of opening their borders gradually and not for all countries at the same time. 

Yesterday, Georgia announced that it is opening its borders to travellers from five countries, including:

  • Germany
  • France
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Estonia

All five countries have also opened their borders to Georgia.

The government of Georgia is also negotiating with international airline companies to resume direct flights in Georgia. So far an agreement has been reached with Lufthansa which will start flights between Munich and Tbilisi starting August.

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