Georgia and Armenia will restore the railway service interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Natia Turnava told reporters on June 7 during a briefing.
According to her, the first train will leave on June 15 from Yerevan to Batumi. “I want to say that the railway communication between Armenia and Georgia has been restored,” the minister said, Jnews quoted her as saying.
According to her, thanks to the restoration of the railway communication, tourist flows from the two states will be restored.
As the minister noted, after the opening of land borders on June 1, the tourist flow to Georgia has grown significantly.
The decision of the Georgian authorities to open land borders became known on May 25. The country’s authorities recommended that all foreign visitors have medical insurance with them, which, if necessary, will cover the costs of COVID-19 treatment.
At the end of February, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced the addition of Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine to the list of countries from where citizens can enter the republic by air with a document that confirms a negative PCR test for coronavirus. The order came into force on March 1.
Restrictions due to the spread of coronavirus infection were introduced in the country on February 28, 2020, says Gazeta.ru.