Georgian international airports are making preparations to receive international visitors starting July 1, and to ensure their services will be in line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health to ensure the safety of all travellers.
TAV Georgia, the operator of Tbilisi and Batumi International Airports, has already ensured all the requirements for the safety of travellers at the Tbilisi International Airport, including setting up disinfectant machines for hands and thermal cameras to scan passengers arriving at the airports to detect whether they have a high temperature.
At the airport, special marks have been set up to ensure social distancing near terminals and special barriers have been constructed at registration counters to avoid direct contact between passengers and employees.
Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava visited Tbilisi International Airport yesterday to see the ongoing preparation process for the resumption of flights.
„Georgia plans to receive international visitors starting July 1, so it is important that the entire infrastructure, including international airports, be prepared in accordance with international standards and meet all the epidemiological safety standards in order to ensure the safe reception of tourists and the departure of our citizens,” said Turnava.
She noted that Georgia is a safe destination and added that not only the tourism industry itself but Georgian airports must be safe as well.
What requirements must passengers abide by at the airports?
- Passengers will be obliged to wear face masks at the airport and on airplanes and observe 1.5 meters social distancing
- Passengers’ temperature will be checked by thermal screening to be allowed to check in, and their temperature will be checked after arriving at the destination airport where they must also observe social distancing
Director General of the United Airports of Georgia Tamar Archuadze noted that all the five airports of Georgia are getting to observe the international guidelines to receive the passengers.