France24: 7,000 Georgians Claimed Asylum in France Last Year

7,000 Georgians claimed asylum in France last year - a higher number than Syrians or Iraqis, France24 has reported.

The news agency reports that since 2007, Georgians no longer need a visa to visit France, noting that "critics say many of them take advantage of the law to apply for asylum and benefit from free healthcare." 

The reporter notes that “all the tickets to Paris from Kutaisi Airport have been fully booked. “

Due to the increase in the number of asylum seekers from Georgia in France, representatives of the French Immigration Service work at Georgian airports, while the Georgian Immigration Service officers work at French airports.

By Ana Dumbadze 

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11 October 2019 16:12