Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin told journalists in Tbilisi on October 31 that the decision would take effect as soon as all technical formalities were settled.

Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Panjikidze said the visa-free travel to Israel for Georgian citizens with diplomatic and official passports will come into force in one week.

Georgian citizens holding regular travel passports will be able to travel to Israel without visas in several months, after agreements are signed and come into effect.