Georgia is preparing to receive international travelers since July 1. A meeting with the heads of the regulatory services of the transport sector under the Ministry was chaired by the Minister Natia Turnava and held at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development. Beka Peradze, Head of the Labor Inspection Department of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, also participated in the meeting.
Preparation for the tourism sector revival and, in particular, measures to ensure safe transportation in full compliance with the requirements by the Ministry of the Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia and elaboration of relevant rules for the international air, road and railway transportation as well as establishment of the relevant infrastructure was discussed during the meeting.
It was noted that the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, following the recommendations of international transport organizations and sharing the experience of other countries, is working on guidelines for the movement of passenger vehicles.
“Today we discussed how to prepare each transport sector in order to be able to transport both our citizens and foreign guests as safely and comfortably as possible. We heard specific plans. Negotiations with various aviation companies are especially important. 18 out of 36 airlines operating in our market have already reached a preliminary agreement to resume flights. Of course, this should be preceded by agreements between our states through our diplomatic channels on the principles of a safe corridor, but, most importantly, airlines are ready to resume flights according to the very first indications. This means that we will be ready to open the tourist season,” – Natia Turnava said.
The Minister highlighter the importance of introducing all medical guidelines since it is the precondition for opening of the tourist season in Georgia, taking into account the new reality.
Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Akaki Saghirashvili, the JSC Georgian Railway General Director Davit Peradze, the Head of the National Tourism Administration Kvrivishvili Mariam, the Civil Aviation Agency Director Levan Karanadze, the heads of the Land Transportation Agency Mikheil Khmaladze and the Director of the United Airports of Georgia Tamar Archuadze, also participated in the meeting.
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