Over 20,000 Georgian citizens supported abroad amid coronavirus outbreak

  • The special flight will be carried out to Tbilisi from Rome on May 22. Photo: Tbilisi and Batumi International Airports/Facebook.

Agenda.ge, 20 May 2020 - 17:05, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian diplomatic representations have supported a total of 20,957 Georgian citizens abroad with accommodation, food, basic needs, medicines, financial help, online medical consultations and support to receive medical services.

In addition to that, Georgia has evacuated 12,192 citizens from abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic as of May 20, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Out of the Georgian citizens who have returned to the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, 6,751 were brought by special flights, 5,059 by land vehicles and 382 by ferry.

Georgian citizens will be brought from Athens, Greece today by a special flight to Tbilisi. A special flight will be carried out to Tbilisi from Rome on May 22.

Georgia has already carried out special flights to bring its citizens home from different cities including but not limited to: Athens, Vienna, Madrid, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Berlin, Vienna, London, Amsterdam, Larnaca, Beijing, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv, Prague and Barcelona.

Georgian citizens who are abroad and want to return to the country have to fill a special electronic application, which is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and on the websites of the diplomatic missions of Georgia.

Citizens that will come back to Georgia will be placed in 14-day quarantine.

The flights will be carried out by the national flag carrier Georgian Airways, and ticket price will not exceed €199.