Vaccinated citizens and expats traveling from Qatar exempted from quarantine in Georgia, says Envoy

  • 2 months   ago
Located at the intersection of the Eastern side of Europe and Western region in Asia and a part of the Caucasus region, one of the tourist hubs, Georgia is now a quarantine-free country for all vaccinated Qatari citizens and residents. 
Expats holding a valid Qatari ID will be enabled to get on-arrival visa to visit upon their arrival in Georgia.
According to The Peninsula, Ambassador of Georgia to Qatar, H E Nikoloz Revazishvili said: “Qatari citizens and residents who have completed the COVID-19 vaccination (both doses) do not require any quarantine for travelling to Georgia.”
With regards to children who are not vaccinated, he stated that the parents must provide PCR negative tests results in order for their children to accompany them. 
H E Revazishvili explained that the “Quarantine-free travel from Qatar to Georgia is in place for vaccinated citizens and expatriates. Visa is also not required. If you have a vaccination certificate which indicates that you received two shots of vaccine then it will be a quarantine-free destination for you.”
He pointed out that there are daily flights between the two countries by saying, “We are working with Qatar Airways to fly to another Georgian city, Batumi which is a very popular tourist destination.”
He said that before the global epidemic, three daily flights were used to operate  between Qatar and Georgia, but now one flight is in service and it is fully occupied.
He further said that, “We received many telephone calls from people seeking information about travel from Qatar to Georgia. He mentioned that it takes two hours and 30 minutes to reach Tbilisi from Doha.
He said: “After pandemic we need to come back to normal life, easing travel restrictions. Thanks to Qatari government for running a perfect vaccination programme. Many people have been vaccinated fully which means they will be able to travel safely. Qatari government did an amazing job in fighting the pandemic and help other countries in fighting it.”
Speaking on the Qatar-Georgian bilateral relations, the Ambassador noted that both the countries are enjoying very good relations since the diplomatic ties were established. He indicated that “Before the pandemic we had very high level official visits in Doha and Tbilisi. The Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia had visited Qatar and met very high level officials.”
HE Revazishvili said that, “I do hope that in future, we will enhance our bilateral cooperation in every field – economy, trade, business to business, political and other levels.” He outlined that the trade volume between Qatar and Georgia is increasing by 5 to 10 percent yearly.
He said that “A number of initiatives are being taken which will help to further increase the trade between two countries by the end of this year.”
Regarding a question put forward on bringing Georgian lamb in Qatar in bulk quantity, he said: “We are working with Qatar Food Company Widam. They are looking for Georgian lamb products and I hope then soon they will have the variety of Georgian lamb. But it is yet to be finalised.” He said that Georgian lamb is one of the highest demanding products in Qatar as it is of a very high quality.
Speaking on the famous Georgian products, he explained that there are some organic products and many firms in Qatar provides organic fresh juices and smoothies. 
“I see big potential in many kinds of berries. Georgia produces different varieties of berries in large quantity including blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Now the harvesting season is coming,” he added.