🔹 If visiting a healthcare facility (for child birth, dialysis, chemo-therapy, hormone-therapy, urgent dentistry) or when checking out of a clinic:
► Patient/accompanying individual may get to a healthcare facility/medical doctor on the grounds of an evidence issued by such healthcare facility/medical doctor (such evidence may be issued as a hard or digital copy, including an image exchanged via smartphone communication) at any time of the day.
► If a visit to a medical doctor is required, evidence of an appointment/need is issued by such medical doctor. Such evidence should indicate the time of a visit and type of vehicle intended for transportation. Such evidence is issued for the specific vehicle to transport the individual for the indicated purpose in the referred time slot.
► Referred evidence may be issued in an electronic manner, including an image exchanged by smartphones.
► Same procedures apply for issuing applicable evidence by a medical doctor when a patient is checking out of a healthcare facility, requiring transportation home. In such cases a medical doctor issues an evidence with an indication of a vehicle, identity of the driver and time of a check-out from the healthcare facility.
🔹 Consultations with a Village Doctor:
Rural population may get health-related consultations from a village doctor, who may issue a document in evidence of a need to visit a pharmacy. Such evidence should indicate the time of appointment, identity of the driver and type of vehicle to be used for transportation. Such evidence is issued for the specific vehicle to transport the individual for the indicated purpose in the referred time slot.
🔹 Staff transportation to/from healthcare facilities:
► Staff of a healthcare facility may drive or be driven to/from work if they present an evidence of employment at such a healthcare facility issued by the latter.
► Staff of a healthcare facility may be transported by a different individual, if s/he holds an evidence issued by such healthcare facility.
► Evidence should be authorized with a wet seal and should indicate personal data of the authorized individual (personal number, full name), position, transportation route and number plates of the vehicle.
🔹 Enforcement of quarantine at healthcare facilities:
► All the healthcare facilities operating throughout Georgia are placed under the quarantine, which implies no admission of family members or visitors to patients getting medical treatment at such healthcare facilities.
► Family members may bring food or personal items to patients getting medical treatment at healthcare facilities on the grounds of an evidence permitting transportation for the referred need issued by such healthcare facility on its own stationery, bearing an official seal and signature of the managing official of such healthcare facility. Such evidence should indicate the purpose (delivery of food, personal items to a specific patient, along with a trajectory of mobility, residential address and location of the healthcare facility, date and hour of transportation, model of the vehicle and number plates, as well as the identity and personal identification number of the driver - if required). Such evidence on the delivery of food/personal items is sent by electronic mail or hard copy to the individual transporting such goods to the patient, or presented to a policeman on the screen of the smartphone (as an image).
► After delivering the items to the designated healthcare facility, the latter should put its seal on the evidence made in writing to acknowledge that items/food have been delivered. If an individual has no hard copy of such evidence, healthcare facility should print it out, sign and seal it or issue a new one evidencing that the individual has indeed delivered food/personal items to the patient treated at the healthcare facility.
🔹 Mobility of patients with autistic spectrum:
Patients with autistic spectrum may get driven by taking into account the specific nature of their condition. In such cases a driver/accompanying person should present an evidence issued by a medical doctor or a health certificate, including those in the electronic format (e.g. including an image exchanged via smartphone communication)
🔹 Mobility of individuals engaged in commodity distribution:
No specialized permission is required for driving trucks intended for the distribution of commodities. Individuals should drive M2/M3 type of vehicles for distribution of commodities.
🔹 Delivery Service:
Delivery of food, groceries and medication from retail outlets to consumers is a permitted service.
🔹 Mobility related to funerals and burials:
In cases of funerals and burials, mobility of family members is permitted for the specific purpose (needs related to funerals and burials). In such cases they should bear evidence of death issued by a healthcare facility/medical doctor (electronic copies are also acceptable).
🔹 Rural mobility for land cultivation needs:
Mobility in a passenger vehicle is permitted in the regions of Georgia from 06:00 to 08:00 and from 18:00 to 19:00 until April 27, 2020 for land cultivation needs.
🔹 Mobility for commodity distribution of grocery shops operating in rural areas:
Owners of grocery stores operating in villages should apply for permits at local municipalities to get authorized in the supply/delivery of food in passenger vehicles.
🔹 Mobility for veterinarian service delivery:
► Staff transportation of veterinarian service delivery outlets and plant protection means/sales facilities is permitted.
► Such outlets and facilities should approach the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia to seek guidance on the topics related to their transportation.
🔹 Mobility for customs clearance of cargo:
► Duly authorized individual is entitled to drive or be driven for the execution of procedures related to the customs clearance of transit or other types of cargo shipment if respective evidence is presented in relation with such targeted transportation of cargo.
► Electronic copies of evidences are sufficient (e.g. including an image exchanged via smartphone communication) to be presented.
Yes, if and when required, tests are administered for free.
Please contact your physician via phone in case of fever, coughing or shortness of breath. Family physician’s consultations are available around-the-clock for free. 112 will refer you to a healthcare institution.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) mainly gets tranamited via droplets in a close contact with an infected individual.
The cases of spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) through touching packages have not been reported.
The demand for face masks increased due to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). That caused shortage of the face masks globally and emergence of the problem of the price. The work aimed at solving this problem is ongoing.
The diagnostic tests (assay) are performed when the doctor suspects coronavirus case. The diagnostic testing for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), including specific tests are fully funded by the Government.
If you were in a country with a COVID-19 outbreak, entered to Georgia several days ago and does not have symptoms of coronavirus infection you should stay in self-isolation for 14 days. If you developed clinical signs of the disease you should address a family doctor or a Hospital of Infectious Diseases.
In cases when the citizens do not have increased body temperature and other symptoms of the infection, but during last 14 days, they have travelled to the high risk countries and have had possible contacts with infected persons or have been placed at Hospital of Infectious Diseases as suspected coronavirus case without further diagnostic confirmation of the infection, they are advised for isolation. The isolation period lasts 14 days and implies either quarantine or self-isolation.
Conditions have been tightened from April 10, 2020 and every individual travelling from a high-risk country or region, who has been in contact with a confirmed case, experiences symptoms attributed to a novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) got admitted to a hospital. After checking-out from a healthcare facility, individual is placed in a compulsory quarantine. Self-isolation is considered on an individual basis. Decisions are made only in exceptional cases and only for persons with disabilities by respective government agencies.
Self-isolation recommendations are available at: https://www.moh.gov.ge/uploads/files/2020/Failebi/Danarti_N11_korona.pdf
If the person placed in quarantine zone is employed, the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs is authorized to issue a certificate having the equal power with a sick leave certificate, upon the request.
At this stage high-risk countries of spreading the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) : China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Austria, France, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, USA and UK.
The main recommendations are: avoid contacts with the people with respiratory infections, frequently wash hands; avoid touching face/eyes/mouth with hands; follow hygiene rules; observe cough and sneeze etiquette, avoid close, unprotected contact with animals in the street.
For more detailed information, visit: https://www.moh.gov.ge/ka/741/
- Confirmed Coronavirus Cases - 968
- Recovered - 844
- Fatal outcome - 15
- Under Quarantine - 4851
- Under Hospital Supervision - 231
- *Georgian citizens brought from abroad for medical treatment - 3
Data will be updated on a daily basis