The FINANCIAL — Turkey has declared a 90-day state of emergency during which the Turkish authorities have the right to impose certain restrictions both in a specific area and throughout the entire territory of the country, at any time. In particular, they have the right to restrict or prohibit for a period of time the entry to and departure from the country; walking out into the street; free movement by foot or by means of transport. Besides, they have the right to search persons, as well as to search, seize and confiscate transport vehicles and baggage; to control identity cards; to introduce special passes for access to specific regions, etc.
Due to the situation in the Republic of Turkey, border checkpoints (Sarpi, Vale and Kartsakhi) at the Turkish section of the Georgian-Turkish State Border currently operate under emergency regime. As for flights, passengers are required to arrive at the Turkish airports 5 or 6 hours before the scheduled takeoff, owing to tight security and control measures, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
In case of necessity, citizens of Georgia can call:
Hotline of the Georgian Embassy to Turkey: +905336903040;
Hotline of the Georgian Consulate-General to Istanbul: +905418184400
Hotline of the Georgian Consulate-General to Trabzon: + 90541 326 22 26
Hotline of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (during normal office hours: 09:00 to 18:00): +995 32 294 50 50
Hotline of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (after 18:00 on working days and at weekends around the clock): +995 577 98 40 20