The majority of alleged violators of the EU’s visa-free travel procedures are residents of Tbilisi and Imereti region, – Zviad Devdariani, executive director of SIDA, made the regarding statement.
The seven-month results of visa-free travel with the EU were summed up today at the Information Center on NATO and the EU.
“It was noted at the meeting that the number of violators is not alarming, but it gives us the basis for conducting information campaigns”, said Devdariani, adding that the population should know that, unfortunately, visa-free travel can be stopped.
According to him, the population should be well explained that they will face problems in the other country and Georgia too.
“There is no monthly analysis, but for example, the number of people who left Moldova and did not return is 16%, compared with our 6%. This comparison gives us the basis to think that the data is not alarming. The highest percentage of people who have allegedly violated the visa regime are residents of Tbilisi and Imereti region”, – said Devdariani.