Covid passes to come into force in Georgia starting December 1

  • Deputy Head of the NCDC, Paata Imnadze, said that due to the low vaccination rate in Georgia, only ‘green passport’ holders should be given access to various activities which are not of vital importance. Photo: NCDC Georgia. 

Agenda.ge, 8 Nov 2021 - 15:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

Covid-19 ‘green’ passes will come into force in Georgia starting December 1, obliging the public to present proof of vaccination, testing or recovery from Covid-19 when entering certain establishments. 

The Georgian PM’s office announced that ‘green status’ will be given to the following groups:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals
  • Those who have recovered from coronavirus
  • Those with negative PCR test certificates conducted within the last 72 hours
  • People with negative rapid test results conducted within the last 24 hours

Those with COVID-19 passes will be allowed to enter various types of institutions, such as:

  • Food facilities: cafes, restaurants, bars (both open and closed spaces)
  • Cinemas 
  • Theatres 
  • Opera house
  • Museums 
  • Concert halls 
  • Entertainment centres
  • Casinos, the gambling business facilities 
  • Spa centres
  • Gyms 
  • Hotels
  • Mountain resorts

The ‘green passport’ requirement will apply to citizens over the age of 18, as well as to tourists,” Garibashvili said. 

The Georgian National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) proposed COVID-19 green pass package to the coordination council on October 26. 

Deputy Head of the NCDC Paata Imnadze said that due to the low vaccination rate in Georgia, only green pass holders should be given access to various activities which are not of vital importance.  

Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia stated earlier that rules, such as wearing face masks and social distancing, will remain, noting that COVID passes can not replace any of the regulations.’ 

A total of 952,831 people are fully vaccinated in the country so far, amounting to 33.4% of the Georgian population; while only 1,204 individuals received a COVID-19 vaccine dose on November 7.

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