Three thousand Georgians stay in Europe after introduction of visa-free regime

Three thousand Georgians stay in Europe after introduction of visa-free regime

Georgia’s Deputy Interior Minister Shalva Khutsishvili says that 3,000 Georgian citizens have not yet returned back after the introduction of Georgia-EU visa-free regime.

"3,000 Georgian citizens have not yet returned back, after the expiration of the 90-day period,” Khutsishvili told IPN news agency, saying this may not necessarily mean that the people violated the agreement rule.

Khutsishvili stated that part of the people who have not returned back and who have been identified by the ministry, may have traveled to countries Georgia also has a visa-free regime with.

"There are possibilities that from the EU nations a number of people left for Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and similar countries. Thus, we cannot definitely say now that all 3,000 of them violated the law,” Agenda.ge cited Khutsishvili as saying.

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