Number of foreigners applying to work remotely from Georgia increases
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 30
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Around 700 foreigners since August 27 have applied to a program, which allows them to reside in Georgia and work remotely, Trend reports via the Georgian National Tourism Administration.
The program was launched in the beginning of August. As of August 5, already 2,700 applications had been registered.
The National Tourism Administration said that 31 foreigners from the US, Australia, Great Britain, Russia, Ukraine and New Zealand have already come to Georgia within the program.
The program allows freelancers and self-employed foreigners to work from Georgia remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.
The administration said that the biggest interest in the project comes from Russia, the US, Great Britain, Canada and Ukraine.
Among the 700 registered foreigners, 52 percent are freelancers, 28 percent are full-time employees and the rest 20 percent are those who want to run their businesses from Georgia remotely.
A citizen of foreign country who seeks to enter Georgia long-term will have to fill out a mandatory application form available at www.stopcov.ge and obtain preliminary confirmation required for border crossing.
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