Georgian Parliament Approves New Regulations on Travel to EU Countries

Georgian Parliament has approved legislative changes which will impose new regulations on travel to EU countries.

Based on the bill, a citizen will not have the right to leave Georgia if he/she is searched by law enforcement agencies or submits forged or invalid documents.

The draft law defines the cases when a citizen of Georgia may be refused permission to cross the border.

If a Georgian citizen does not have the following:

  • Valid biometric passport issued in the last 10 years
  • Round-trip ticket
  • Booking of the hotel/apartment or other documents; address of the host who has legal residence in the EU/Schengen area
  • Travel insurance
  • Proof of funds

In addition, if a citizen creates conditions that abuse the right to asylum in a foreign country, he/she will face imprisonment for a term of three to six years. 

By Ana Dumbadze 

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02 September 2020 16:33