All customs posts in Georgia have been put on a special mode of operation. The Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance in a statement today acknowledged a sharp increase in traffic to Georgia.
In its official statement last week, the customs office claimed that nothing special was happening and there was no sharp increase in the number of visitors at the border.
As of today, the number of customs officers has been increased at border checkpoints throughout Georgia, and all checkpoints are operating around the clock.
"The procedures of customs control of trucks coming from Georgia (Kazbegi customs post via Lars customs post on the side of the Russian Federation are partially delayed," the Ministry of Finance admits, Novosti-Gruziya reports.
The Georgian side is in communication with the customs of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia to prevent the disruption of international cargo turnover.
On September 21, kilometers-long queues of Russian citizens wishing to travel to Georgia formed on the Georgian-Russian land border at Upper Lars. On September 21, Russia announced a partial mobilization.