What charter flights will evacuate Georgians from abroad amid the coronavirus outbreak?

  • By the decision of the Interagency Coordination Council the price of the ticket should not be more than €199. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.
     

Agenda.ge, 25 Mar 2020 - 16:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

Five charter flights will be carried out by Georgian Airways to evacuate Georgian citizens from abroad amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The flights will be carried out from Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Greece and Cyprus by April 10, 2020.

The schedule of the flights is the following:

  • March 26 – Tbilisi-Vienna-Tbilisi
  • March 31 – Tbilisi-Amsterdam-Tbilisi
  • April 3 – Tbilisi-Warsaw-Tbilisi
  • April 7 – Tbilisi-Athens-Tbilisi
  • April 10 –  Larnaca -Tbilisi

Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani said that the government is working to evacuate Georgians from Italy, Spain and other countries as well.

Given the critical situation and the restrictions countries have, it is not easy to organize flights, so we negotiate with countries individually and will inform the public about the next flights in the following days,” said Zalkaliani. 

The tickets for the charter flights from Vienna and Amsterdam have already been sold out as the regular flights of Georgian Airways from these cities were canceled several days ago.  Thus, there are many people in Austria and the Netherlands who are waiting for canceled flights. 

As for the rest of the flights, the tickets will be sold several days before the flight on the website of Georgian Airways.

Passengers will be seated in a staggered seating scheme on the plane.

Information about tickets will be available on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and on the website of the Georgian Airways.

By the decision of the Interagency Coordination Council the price of the ticket should not be more than €199.

All passengers will be placed under quarantine for 14 days after returning to the country.

Georgia has already evacuated citizens from Germany on March 23, while a second flight evacuated Georgians from Greece on March 24. 

300 Georgians returned from Germany and Greece by these charter flights.

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