US advises its citizens to reconsider travel to Georgia

US advises its citizens to reconsider travel to Georgia

access_time2021-08-02 14:09:06


Amid a significant growth in tourism, the U.S. Department of State urges its citizens to refrain from traveling to Georgia due to increased COVID-19 cases, the risk of crime, civil unrest. It’s worth mentioning  that the report is dated June 16, when the  7-day rolling average of daily COVID-19 cases stood at 704 and attacks on foreigners were not frequent.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Level 4 travel certificate for Georgia, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. The statement was issued by the US Department of State — Bureau of Consular Affairs.

The US State Department warns US citizens not to travel to the Russian-occupied regions of Georgia, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia because of the risk of crime, civil unrest and mines.


 

"Russian troops and border guards occupy both South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The precise locations of administrative boundary lines are difficult to identify. Entering the occupied territories will likely result in your arrest, imprisonment, and/or a fine. Violent attacks and criminal incidents occur in the region. Landmines pose a danger to travelers near the boundary lines of both territories. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens traveling in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, as U.S. government employees are restricted from traveling there," reads the statement. 

 


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