Gov’t simplifies rules for granting COVID ‘green status’ to foreigners

COVID-19 ‘green’ passes went into effect in Georgia on December 1. Photo: politico., 09 Dec 2021 - 11:19, Tbilisi,Georgia

Foreigners travelling in Georgia who are not registered in the COVID ‘green’ apps offered by the Georgian government will be able to have access to various facilities if they present proof they have been granted ‘green status’ by their own country. 

The ‘proof’ includes a QR code or a document issued by an official agency (of the country where a traveller is from) that an individual is completely vaccinated or a negative PCR test certificate (conducted within the last 72 hours).

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has already signed the decree and the decision has come into force. 

COVID-19 ‘green’ passes went into effect in Georgia on December 1, obliging the public to present proof of vaccination, testing or recovery from the virus when entering certain establishments. 

There are two COVID apps - Georgia e-health and CovidPass Georgia - offered by the country to check the status of individuals regarding coronavirus. 

Both apps can be used by foreigners. However, if they are unable to register, the simplified procedures will allow them to travel in the country without problems. 

 The ‘green status’ is required to enter the following facilities in Georgia: 

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