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Putin lifted ban on flights to Georgia for Russian airlines – Reuters


The document invalidates the previous decree, which introduced a temporary ban for Russian airlines on air transport, including commercial, to the territory of Georgia. Additionally, tour operators and travel agents have been advised to temporarily refrain from selling tours in this country. The ban has been in effect since July 8, 2019.

Also, from May 15, the visa-free regime with Georgia is resumed. Visas will only be required if the purpose of stay is work or if the visit to Russia will last longer than 90 days. The new procedure for entering the Russian Federation for Georgian citizens will enter into force on May 15, 2023.

Earlier, Georgia refused to impose sanctions against Russia.

The Department of Transportation said carriers are currently preparing to resume flights. Russian airlines will operate seven weekly direct flights from Moscow to Tbilisi and back. Domestic planes will fly.

The ministry said that today 15 Russian airlines fly to 22 countries, including Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Egypt, Israel, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Maldives, Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, Seychelles -va, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka. In addition, 54 foreign airlines from 28 countries operate flights to Russian airports.

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