More than 250,000 Georgian citizens traveled to EU / Schengen Zone during past year
27 March, 2018
More than 250,000 Georgian citizens traveled to EU / Schengen Zone during past year
A total of 250,000 citizens of Georgia traveled visa-free to the EU’s Schengen Zone during one year period of time. Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Vakhtang Makharoblishvili stated that according to the December 20 report of the European Commission, Georgia successfully implements its visa-liberalization requirements. However, the deputy Foreign Minister explains that there have been some specific problems in recent months.
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Georgia successfully implements its visa-liberalization requirements

"Visa-liberalization is a big benefit that has both practical and political significance. It is
very important that we all take care of this achievement. At the present stage, some difficulties have emerged, such as an increase in the number of asylum-seekers. In this regard, we started very active work both in our country and with our partners and the EU - in Brussels.
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Visa-liberalization allowed Georgian citizens to travel for short periods to most EU member countries without a visa

A number of legislative amendments have been planned; Information campaign on the problems of asylum seekers is also of the utmost importance. All the countries where the police attachés are sent from Georgia positively evaluate this institute. So we can say that we tried to respond to these challenges instantly, "said Makharoblishvili.
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250,000 citizens of Georgia traveled visa-free to the EU’s Schengen Zone during one year period of time

According to him, the measures taken by the Georgian side have been positively assessed and today the issue of suspension mechanism is not on the agenda.
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Visa-liberalization is a big benefit that has both practical and political significance

In June 2012, the EU and Georgia began a Visa-liberalization dialogue to allow for visa-free travel of Georgian citizens to the European Union. The talks aimed to have a Visa Liberalisation Action Plan in place by the end of the year.
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Georgia lighten up in EU colors celebrating visa-liberalization. 2017

The action plan was delivered to Georgia on 25 February 2013. The new project on 'Strengthening the capacity of the Georgian Government in border management and migration regulation' which was launched in Tbilisi by the EU Delegation to Georgia, will be implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), the EU Delegation to Georgia said in its statement on 24 January 2014.
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Georgian citizens celebrating visa-liberalization

Thus, Georgia will take another step towards visa-free travel to the Schengen area through an EU-funded project which will help to increase the capacity of the Georgian authorities in the field of integrated border management and migration. In December 2015, the Commission issued a progress report that found that Georgia met all the conditions for its citizens be granted visa-free travel to the Schengen area. The European Commission formally proposed Georgia be granted visa free travel in March 2016.
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The legislation came into full effect on the 28th of March 2017

The Committee of Permanent Representatives gave its approval in October 2016, and it was approved by the European Parliament in February 2017. On March 8, 2017 the Official EU Journal published a legislation allowing Georgians owning biometric passports to travel to the Schengen Area visa-free. The legislation came into full effect on the 28th of March 2017, allowing Georgian citizens to travel for short periods to most EU member countries without a visa.
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Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower lighten up in EU colors celebrating visa-liberalization. 2017

Visa-free travel implies free travel in the Schengen zone that includes 22 EU member countries, as well as 4 non-member countries and 4 Schengen-candidate states.

Great Britain and Ireland are only exceptions as they maintain visa regime.

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