Filter for Georgia Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-14 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Parliament Extends Law Allowing Georgian Gov’t to Restrict Rights Without Emergency, until the end of 2020.
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Foreign visitors will be allowed to enter Georgia
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2020-06-20 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Georgia Delays Resuming Travel with Israel as Latter Sees Spike in Cases
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2020-06-15 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
Moscow-backed Abkhaz authorities have announced that, starting June 15, all residents of Abkhazia returning to the region through Psou river crossing point will be tested for coronavirus
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Moscow-backed Abkhaz authorities have announced that, starting June 15, all residents of Abkhazia returning to the region through Psou river crossing point will be tested for coronavirus
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Local tourism in Georgia reopens
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Intercity trains will resume June 15.
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2020-06-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Georgia’s domestic tourism opens
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2020-06-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
revised economic plan and anri-crisis 2020 budget
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2020-06-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Georgia Unveils Plan to Help Construction Business amid Pandemic; The government plan includes allocating GEL 70 million for subsidizing the mortgage loans; GEL 14 million for guaranteeing the mortgage loan; GEL 150 million for providing the internally displaced persons (IDPs) with apartments; and GEL 200 million for the state to guarantee completion of unfinished constructions. According to the plan, the government will subsidize the mortgage loans not exceeding 200 000 GEL (USD 63,000) – taken from June 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021 – with 4% for the next five years. However, if the key rate falls below 5%, the government will stop subsidizing the loan.
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2020-06-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
COVID-related Unemployment Benefits, USD 9 Mln Disbursed
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
public transport has become fully operational and restaurants with outdoor seating, trade centers, shopping malls, and all types of markets have opened
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2020-05-23 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Assemblies and Demonstrations, have become permissible. The prohibition on entering cemeteries has been lifted.
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2020-05-23 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotels and most restaurants will remain closed until at least June 15;
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2020-05-23 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools will remain closed until September;
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2020-05-23 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The age restriction on travel that applied to persons aged 70 and over has been lifted and retained as a recommendation.
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2020-05-23 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
The Georgian government has lifted the nighttime curfew on may 23, 2020
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2020-05-23 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The Georgian government has lifted the nighttime curfew restricting automobile travel between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Freedom of movement is now permitted during these hours;
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2020-05-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Travel outside of Georgia by vehicle is not permitted at this time
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2020-05-23 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
With few exceptions, Georgia will remain closed to foreign travelers until at least July 1
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2020-05-23 Out Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
ended may 23 ,2020
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2020-05-23 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
reamin in force even as other restrictions lift
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2020-05-22 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
On May 22, the Georgian Parliament rushed through controversial amendments to the Law on Public Health granting the Government temporary emergency-like powers through July 15 after the state of emergency is lifted on May 23. The bill authorizes the Government to enforce lockdown measures on public health security grounds, which may entail imposing restrictions on a wide spectrum of constitutional rights and freedoms, such as freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, and property, economic and labor rights.
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2020-05-19 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The lockdown has been lifted on Gali and Garga and districts.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Assembly of persons in one location up to a maximum of 10 people is permitted, in effect since Monday, May 18, 2020;
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2020-05-18 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Travel restrictions in Marneuli will be lifted
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2020-05-14 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Travel restrictions in Rustavi and Gardabani will be lifted
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All retail and wholesale shops with an entrance to the street, excluding clothing and shoe shops, will be open
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2020-05-11 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Tbilisi (11/5) and Rustavi (14/5)
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Current restrictions on travel to Tbilisi will be lifted
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2020-05-10 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The region’s border with Russia is closed until at least 31 May.
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
all types of online trading are allowed - both wholesale and retail. Also, from today, delivery services for any product are fully allowed and open type agrarian markets continue to operate
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
online trade (wholesale and retail), delivery services on any type of product, and the operation of open agrarian markets will permitted as of 27/4/2020. *exception of the municipalities and administrative units that have been placed under strict quarantine.
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2020-04-27 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
traveling by car and operating taxis permitted as of 27/4/2020 *exception of the municipalities and administrative units that have been placed under strict quarantine.
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2020-04-27 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
free movement of light vehicles and the operation of taxis.
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
April 24, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia set out the government’s six-stage framework for the easing of ongoing restriction measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The first phase will commence on Monday, April 27. A ban on the movement of private vehicles will be lifted, and grocery markets will reopen. Taxi services, as well as all online and delivery services, will resume. Each stage will last for two weeks, with different sectors being allowed to resume operations at the start of each stage. The first phase of the lifting of restrictions and the opening of the economy and the epidemiological situation in the country were discussed at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordinating Council on Coronavirus, chaired by Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia.
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Created an Anti-Crisis Economic Plan starting will the easment of specific restictions on the 27/4/2020
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2020-04-22 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Citizens Will Be Able To Travel To Carry Out Agricultural Works Between 06:00 and 08:00 and They Will Be Able To Return Between 18:00 and 19:00 in the Evening, in Coordination With Regional Headquarters
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2020-04-21 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extended until May 22nd
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2020-04-21 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
extended until may 22, 2020 (21h-6h)
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2020-04-21 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Georgia extends state of emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic to May 22
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2020-04-17 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
restriction on the movement of cars under the state of emergency was extended from 12:00 on 17 April to 27 April. *except to the institutions whose functioning is of critical importance.
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2020-04-15 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
entering or leaving Tbilisi, Rustavi, Batumi, and Kutaisi has been prohibited for the duration of teh sttae of emergency *exception, it will be permitted to enter or leave the big cities on 27 and 28 April with the purpose of returning to one’s actual place of residence, but curfews still apply.
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2020-04-14 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
four municipalities in Georgia have been placed under a strict quarantine order: Marneuli, Bolnisi, Lentekhi, and four villages in Kobuleti. *Cargo and personal movement within the municipalities continues, but no one is allowed to enter or exit the areas.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Ambassador Kelly Degnan Speaks of U.S. Aid to Georgia to Tackle Pandemic including Financial aid amounting USD 1.1 million
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ambassador Kelly Degnan Speaks of U.S. Aid to Georgia to Tackle Pandemic incuding laboratory systems, activate case-finding and event-based surveillance; Donating personal protective equipment worth GEL 100,000 (USD 31,456); Delivering 2,000 high-quality rapid test kits that can detect the COVID-19 virus within hours.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
22 opposition political parties and one independent lawmaker have sent a letter to foreign governments and international organizations, expressing full support to the Georgian government’s efforts to gain international financial support to avoid grave economic crisis in the country amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
he Ministry of Health announced that patients who show mild symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit/38 degrees Celsius, cough, shortness of breath) be treated from home and only hospitalized if their medical condition aggravates.
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
to avoid communication problems with the state authorities, the government has launched a free-of-charge hotline (144) for citizens.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The government has set up an operations emergency staff, an executive arm of the Inter-Agency Coordination Council, which will work round-the-clock to coordinate enforcement of these measures. Branches of the staff will be established in every region
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
between 21.00 and 06.00.
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2020-03-31 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nationwide lockdown
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
nationwide until april 21 curfew between 21:00 – 06:00 (effective from March 31);
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Public transportation (both municipal and intercity) will be suspended
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
texis: The number of passengers in a single vehicle (taxis will be limited to three)
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2020-03-31 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gathering of more than three people will be banned except for "essential" stores (grocery stores and pharmacies), where citizens will haveto observe a 2-meter distance
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People aged 70 and more will be banned from leaving their houses except for going to their closest grocery stores/pharmacies/hospitals
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Checkpoints for thermal screening of citizens will be set up in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Poti, Rustavi, Zugdidi and Gori
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Every citizen should be carrying a passport/ID cards at all time
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Abkhazia: From 27 March-7 April: recreational establishments closed, and there is a ban on public transport (except taxis), food establishments and open markets.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Abkhazia:From 27 March-7 April: tourists banned from entry
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
intercity public transport is suspended. This ban applies to buses and passenger trains but not to personal vehicles or cargo trains.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Until 21. April 2020
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
imposing fines and/or detention for violations of self-isolation and quarantine, and other provisions.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
No -essentials including all commercial businesses *except for groceries, pharmacies, gas stations, banks and posts offices
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
prohibiting gatherings of more than ten people
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2020-03-23 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
quarantine order for Marneuli and Bolnisi, two neighboring municipalities one hour south of Tbilisi. Cargo and personal movement within the municipalities will continue, but no one will be allowed to enter or exit the areas.
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
14 day home quarantine for anyone returning from highrisk areas in past 2 weeks - anyone with symptoms/postivie: hospital quarantine
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Suspend all air movement *except Georgian Airways in coordination with Georgian government.
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All land borders *Except the Vale and Kartsakhi crossings with Turkey for Georgian citizens or of neighboring countries returning to their home countries.
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2020-03-21 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
No entry except citizens and those with family in Georgia (until at least 1. April)
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Measures have been imposed until 12 April, including the banning of public events and closure of non-essential private businesses. Exceptions include restaurants operating on a delivery-only basis and stores selling food, medicines and essential items; foreigners who originate from ‘at-risk’ countries are required to register with authorities and self-isolate.
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
People having travelled in France, Germany, Austria, Spain, China, Iran, South Korea and Italy
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People having travelled in France, Germany, Austria, Spain, China, Iran, South Korea and Italy for 14 days
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
land movement of citizens between Georgia and Russia is temporarily suspended, with the exception for Georgian and Russian citizens who wish to return home as well as freight traffic.
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2020-03-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
economic multi-phase anti-crisi plan
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
movement of citizens via Sarp border crossing between Georgia and Turkey is temporarily suspended for all nationalities.
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