Concerned about traveling once the stay-at-home order is lifted?
The country of Georgia promises a place of refuge during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to several sources, including The Washington Post and Forbes, Georgia has one of the lowest COVID-19 rates in all of Europe.
As of May 30, 2020, Georgia has had 746 confirmed cases, 576 who have made a full recovery, and 12 COVID-19 related deaths.
These impressively low rates are attributed to the Georgian government’s aggressive approach towards disease-prevention, between closing schools immediately, and installing health screenings at airports and borders.
Pandemic or not, Georgia continues to be one of the safest travel destinations in Europe, and is considered by many to be a “hidden gem”. Tbilisi, the country’s capital, is considered to be five times safer (in regard to crime rate) than London or Paris. This vibrant city allows for the combination of old and new cultural elements, and is a “must-visit” for those who seek gastronomy, culture, architecture, and diversity.
There is also an abundance of places to stay, whether it be apartments, boutique hotels, or guesthouses—all of which cost nearly a quarter of those in another European capital.
As Georgia prepares to reopen its border on July 1st, the Georgian government plans to take as many precautions as possible in order to ensure the safety of both residents and visitors.
The current plan includes a “phased” reopening, in which “peer countries” such as Israel, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic will be the first to establish direct flights to Georgia. Then, as COVID-19 rates begin to lower in other countries, Georgia will be able to fully reopen and allow visitors from all over the world.