Economy Minister: regular flights expected to resume in February

  • Air traffic in Georgia was completely suspended in March 2020, after which only Georgian Airlines operated in the country for several months and carried out special flights in order to return Georgian citizens from foreign countries back home. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 20 Jan 2021 - 12:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia may lift restrictions on international flights in February, said Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava in an interview with local TV channel Imedi earlier today.

We can not name specific dates, but February will probably be the month when we will lift the restrictions on regular flights. But this does not mean chaotic and uncontrolled entry into the country. Very specific tests, a vaccination document or other appropriate documents [for international travellers] will be required", Turnava said.

Turnava said that the resumption of flights is the first hope for the revival of the tourist season.

Air traffic in Georgia was completely suspended in March 2020, after which only Georgian Airlines operated in the country for several months and carried out special flights in order to return Georgian citizens from foreign countries back home.

In July 2020, Georgia opened its borders to travellers from Germany, France, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

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