Deutsche Welle, Germany’s state-run international broadcaster, published an article regarding the Euro Commission’s positive report on Georgia’s visa liberalization.
In its article, DW explains the intricacies of the visa-free regime and reports what documents are still needed for the entrance to the EU countries. According to the article, if Georgia commits to all the obligations, the visa regime will be abolished in mid to late 2016.
If the Commission’s proposal does not meet opposition from the members of the Union, then a visa-free travel for citizens of Ukraine, Georgia will be presumably be introduced in the Summer or Fall of 2016.
After this, citizens of Georgia and Ukraine will not need visas to travel to all EU member states, except for the UK and Ireland.
A visa-free regime also applies to non-EU members including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. A visa-free regime does not give the right to work in the EU as a work permit should be obtained for this purpose.