✅ Land borders of Georgia are open from June 1, 2021 in line with a decision made by the Inter-Agency Coordination Council. Border crossing is currently permitted to citizens of EU member states and 40 countries in addition, as well as to individuals with a permission of residence. They need to present the following at the border crossing: document evidencing a full cycle of vaccination and a negative result of PCR test obtained in the past 72 hours, or alternatively present only a negative PCR test result obtained 72 hours prior to the visit to Georgia and get a repeated PCR test on the 3rd day of their stay in Georgia at their own expense.
✅ When crossing the border of Georgia with a negative PCR test, it is mandatory to fill in the electronic application, uploaded to stopcov.ge: https://registration.gov.ge/pub/form/8_protocol_for_arrivals_in_georgia/tk6157/
✅When entering the country, foreign nationals who have had COVID-19 and are vaccinated with one dose, will be subject to the same regulation as applicable to individuals vaccinated with both doses.
✅ Mobility restriction is no longer valid from 23:00 of June 30, 2021
✅ Uniform wearing of facemasks has become mandatory both indoors and outdoors.
✅ Restriction remains valid on holding the wide-scale entertainment and such social events, as wedding parties, banquets, jubilees of various types and similar. Eateries and ritual venues of miscellaneous types will be sanctioned with 10 000 GEL for hosting such events but will be sealed if found in breach of the regulation for the second time.
Night clubs remain banned both outdoors and indoors.
✅ Amendments have been made to Government Resolution N322 dated May 23, 2020 on the Adoption of the Rules of Isolation and Quarantine, according to which delegates will be allowed to attend conferences, trainings and seminars from July 19, 2021 only with a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior or express antigen test taken 24 hours prior to the event and/or without the latter on the 14th day from full vaccination.
This category also includes those who have had COVID in the course of the past 6 months, this period calculated as starting 14 days after positive coronavirus test results.
In addition, medical students whose educational programs include in-person practical training are required to present evidence of vaccination, or negative PCR test results taken once a week at their own expense, or document proof of COVID infection within the past 6 months.
Also, camping of any type is banned, regardless of the organizational form or venue;
✅ Following restrictions will be valid from August 14 through September 13, 2021:
• Complete ban is imposed on festivals, entertainment events and concerts, while sports tournaments of various types may be held without spectators. Nevertheless, every participant of such sports contests should be vaccinated (time interval should be 14 days from the second dose), have negative test results from either PCR taken within the last 72 hours or rapid antigen taken within the past 24 hours.
• Operation of entertainment centers for children will be restricted
• Eateries will operate till 22:00 instead of the current threshold set at 23:00
* Public institutions are instructed to move their staff onto the remote format of work to the maximum extent possible and similar recommendation is given by the Council to employers in the private sector.
✅ The learning process in schools will be carried out remotely from September 15 to October 4; this regulation also applies to schools of higher education and vocational schools.
A differentiation approach will come into force on October 4, meaning that in-person studies will resume in cities and villages with infection rates below 4%, while continuing remotely in cities and villages with infection rates above 4%.
✅ The operations of preschool institutions will remain restricted until October 4, including both public and private kindergartens.
✅ The Inter-Agency Coordination Council once again urges the population of Georgia to adhere to the imposed regulations, wear facemasks indoors and practice social distancing, as they remain to be the most effective measures for the prevention of viral spread, together with the vaccination.
Enforcement of the referred regulations will be strictly controlled.