Tajik Citizens Now Banned From Entering Georgia

Citizens of Tajikistan have been banned from entering Georgia since the end of March, according to a report from Tajikistan’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty affiliate Radio Ozodi.

The reason for this ban has not been announced. There is a visa-free travel regime between the two countries.

On April 14, Radio Ozodi’s editors received a video of more than 10 Tajik citizens complaining about not being allowed into Georgia.
“I came to Georgia to submit documents to the embassy, I showed all the documents, but they didn’t let me in,” one person said in the video. When asked about the reasons denying entry to citizens of Tajikistan, a Georgian border guard replied: “no explanation.”

After the terrorist attack on Crocus City Hall near Moscow on March 22, which several citizens of Tajikistan are accused of perpetrating, the attitude towards Tajik citizens has changed in many countries of Eurasia. Turkey recently
canceled its visa-free regime with Tajikistan. In response, the Tajik government canceled the visa-free regime for Turkish citizens.


Times of Central Asia