Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.12 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
In Georgia, the visa-free regime for citizens of the north Caucasian republics will come into force from Oct.13, the Georgian Interior Ministry said.
The new regime of border crossing, which envisages for some citizens of the Russian Federation, namely for the citizens of the Chechen, Ingush, North Ossetian, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia and Adygeya republics, introduction of the 90-day visa-free regime will enter into force in accordance with the Georgian President's decree dated Oct. 11, 2010.
According to the Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze, this decision is mainly due to the liberalization of visa regime. After opening the checkpoint Lars, the citizens of these Russian republics, had some difficulties, as they had to go to Moscow to obtain a visa to Georgia.