26 January 2021,   13:45
Georgia opening its skies to international flights from July 1

Georgia is opening its airspace to international flights from July 1. According to the Head of Georgian United Airports Tamar Archuadze, the international airports of the country are preparing to receive tourists and to ensure their services will be in line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health.

“Disinfectant machines for hands have already been set up as well as thermal cameras to scan travelers arriving at the airports to detect whether they have a high temperature.

In addition, special marks have been set up to ensure social distancing near terminals and special barriers have been constructed at registration counters to avoid direct contact between passengers and employees.

Passengers without symptoms typical for COVID-19 will be able to travel. At the same time, at this stage it will be possible to take on board hand luggage, but passengers are asked to have as compact a bag as possible to avoid delays on boarding.

Currently negotiations are underway with so called “green countries” in order to set up flights between these countries without requiring any additional documents. Otherwise, it might be mandatory tourists entering Georgia to prove they have tested negative for coronavirus in the past 72 hours”, - concluded Tamar Archuadze.