Make sure to have these four documents when going to Georgia

Energy Tuesday 26/June/2018 22:22 PM
By: Times News Service
Make sure to have these four documents when going to Georgia

Muscat: Oman’s first low cost carrier, SalamAir, has revealed that people travelling to Georgia would have to carry four documents to be allowed into the country.
These four documents include a passport valid for at least six months, a return travel ticket, travel insurance and a hotel reservation.
The clarification comes in the wake of some Omani citizens being reportedly sent back to Oman from the international airport in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi some months ago, for not having travel insurance and a hotel reservation.
The relevant announcement was made on the official Twitter account of SalamAir.
“Traveling to Georgia? Make sure you have your passport, return ticket, hotel reservation and travel insurance. Book your ticket now on,” a tweet from the official Salam Air account read.
Travel agents said that travellers need to be careful when they fly out to different countries via different airlines because rules differ from country to country and even certain airlines have restrictions on things one can carry on board. They added that it would be better for visitors to call the airport authorities a day before the flight and clear their doubts, if any.
The embassy of Georgia in Turkey had earlier issued this clarification when Omanis were reportedly sent back from the Tbilisi airport. “Georgia operates under mechanisms that tourists must abide by, from leaving for their country until their arrival, which are: to have permission to enter Georgian territory, and now most countries use authorise it online; to have a valid passport; to be covered by health insurance while in Georgian territory, and to have agreed with an accredited tourism company to ensure the reservation of hotel and travel.”
“Many individuals do not complete such procedures, but simply book a ticket and leave the country without coordination with tourism companies in Georgia or others, often relying on individuals residing in Georgia, which could lead to them being involved in problems and cases of fraud,” the embassy had said.
“We hope that people will abide by the procedures of the countries where they intend to spend their holidays,” the statement added.
SalamAir recently launched flights to the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, and Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku. SalamAir also operates flights to Salalah, Sohar, and other Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries, besides Pakistan.