Policy responses for Georgia - HSRM


Policy responses for Georgia

1.3 Isolation and quarantine

Since 6 March 2020, two-week quarantine measures were mandatory for all citizens and travellers who had visited countries marked as affected by COVID-19 by the WHO and those who have come into contact with confirmed cases.  Police have the power to enforce quarantine when necessary. Quarantine can be at home or in a dedicated facility. A document, equivalent to a sick leave form, is issued to the persons under quarantine and isolation for submission to their employers. With the partial relaxation of international travel restrictions from 8 July 2020, testing and quarantine was made mandatory for those with a history of traveling to high-risk non-EU member states in the previous 14 days.

From 15 September, the duration of mandatory quarantine was reduced from 12 to 8 days. On day 8, quarantined persons are tested and, should they test negative, they will be allowed to leave the quarantine zone on day 9, although they are obliged to return for a follow-up PCR test. Peoples who were tested 12 days ago and are no longer exhibiting any symptoms will be considered to have recovered and are allowed to return to their normal social life without a repeat test. . If the result of the repeat PCR test is positive on the 12th day, individuals will be hospitalised if needed. If hospitalisation is not needed, then the individual will be placed under quarantine and will continue treatment under the supervision of doctors.