Israeli Ambassador Unveils Why Tourism Restart with Georgia Stopped
This will not take a long time, Israeli Ambassador Georgia Ran Gidor told BM.GE regarding tourism restart between Israel and Georgia.
Negotiations are continued and the restart plans will be postponed for a short period, he noted.
“Sometime we hold video conferences with public officials and leading professionals of the Foreign Ministry, the Heath Ministry , civil aviation, directors of airports. Thus, 20-25 persons have been working in both capital cities and discuss very strict regulations. Therefore, this process lasts longer than expected.
Furthermore, it is not secrete that over the past 10 days infections cases in Israel surged unexpectedly and therefore, flights resumption and tourism restart will be rescheduled for 2-3 weeks. I hope, not longer. Everything depends on the situation locally”, the Israeli Ambassador noted.
On average, 15,000 PCR tests are held in Israel every day. This signifies the more tests are held, the more infection cases will be registered. As for June 10, Israel has recorded 18,268 confirmed cases, including 88 new cases emerged over the past 24 hours, he said.
“Our plan was to open borders on July 1 for commercial flights, however, we wanted to hold several tests before – deliver several groups and see how everything work at airports, hotels… We planned to hold this in mid June, however, the developments in Israel over the past 2 weeks have made up postpone these plans for 2 weeks. Nevertheless, we hope to open borders in early July anyway”, the Israeli Ambassador noted.