Tourism
Posted: 3 months ago

Today Marks 5 Years of Georgia's Visa-Free Travel Regime with EU

Five years have passed since the enactment of EU visa-free travel; the Government worked hard toward this goal, and I want to thank everyone who contributed to this achievement, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated during today's Cabinet meeting.

According to the Prime Minister, more than 500,000 Georgian citizens have made over 1.5 million trips to EU member states, a tangible result since the signing of the Association Agreement.

"Today marks five years have passed since the enactment of EU visa-free travel. I congratulate everyone on this important date. As you know, we worked hard toward this goal, and I want to thank everyone who contributed to this achievement. Let me remind our population that we launched this process in 2013, when we received a visa-free travel action plan. The Government worked tirelessly to finalize this effort in December 2015. The EU accepted our work as satisfactory and, in about a year, visa requirements were lifted to enable our citizens to enjoy visa-free travel to EU member states. Let me also remind our population that, over these five years, more than 500,000 Georgian citizens have made over 1.5 million trips to EU member states, a tangible result since the signing of the Association Agreement," the Prime Minister said.