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479 Foreign Citizens Denied Entrance into Georgia Since Paris Attacks

A total of 479 foreign citizens were not allowed to enter Georgia in the last 10 days, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The Ministry has published the results of stricter border control following the Paris terrorist attacks.

According to the Ministry, the border police officers detained 1 Georgian and 31 foreign citizens for illegal crossing of the state border in the Period of November 14 to November 24.

Following the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, Interior Minister Giorgi Mgebrishvili ordered to tighten visa control at all state border checkpoints.

“The police carry out detailed interviewing of passengers to reveal the true motivation of their visits. All procedures are conducted in accordance with international standards. The Ministry continues to work in a special regime to protect the security of the population,” The Ministry statement reads.