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Georgia’s citizens to enjoy visa-free travel with the EU from March 28 - EU Official Journal
08 March, 2017
The decision on providing Georgia with visa-free travel in the EU has been published in the European Union’s Official Journal.

The regulation, signed on March 1 will take effect on March 28.

It means Georgia’s citizens will be allowed to enjoy visa-free travel with the EU in twenty days.

In order to travel visa-free Georgian citizens will need a biometric passport. They will be able to travel to the Schengen states for a period of 90 days within any 180-day
time period, with the exception of working purposes.

The dialogue on EU-Georgia Visa Liberalisation was launched in June 4, 2012 and the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan was presented Georgia in February, 2013.

Following the reforms carried out by Georgia to meet the standards required by the EU, they concluded that the country was ready for the visa requirement exemption. The proposal for visa waiver for Georgia was published on March 9, 2016.

The visa-free travel will apply to 22 EU member, 4 non-member and 4 Schengen candidate countries.

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