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Georgia hopes to get to the list of countries with which the EU open border

The Georgian authorities hope that the country will get a list of the 15 States with which the European Union will open the border, said foreign Minister David Zalkaliani at the briefing.

Earlier in June, the European Commission proposed to EU member States to gradually open the external border for residents of third countries from 1 July. She, in particular, suggested to agree on a common list of third States, in which restrictions on entry into the Union can be withdrawn from this date. EK, among other things, recommended to open external border of the EU for residents of third States that open their borders to the EU. The EC proposed to include in this list the countries of the Western Balkans. As reported by AFP, the proposed list of countries from which it will be possible to visit Europe in July and which is approved by EU member States include Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

"The EU considers the list of safe countries, until a final decision has not been made, but according to reports, Georgia is included in the list of 15 countries that the EU is open borders. I think that is another important indication of the success achieved by Georgia and our leadership in the fight against the pandemic," said the Minister.

According to him, the final decision should be announced within the next few days.

"We are working together with the European Union over how to get into the final list that will be published. All the criteria we are a safe country. When the country is epidemiologically safe, reliable and has the correct Board is the most important thing in order to get on the list. Based on this we have positive expectations," - said the Minister of economy and sustainable development Natia Turnava at the briefing.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 10 million cases of infection, over 499 thousand people died. In Georgia cases identified 928 cases of coronavirus, died 15 people.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.