Posted on June 2, 2020
Georgia is a COVID-19 safe destination. It's one of the safest countries (rank 8 in the world) which is safe to visit after the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions will be lifted. Georgia will open its borders, with the approval of WHO, for international tourists on the 1st of July.
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Georgia successfully prevents the COVID-19 virus from spreading and is in the top 10 countries of the world that have shown themselves the best in the fight against the Coronavirus. After the first infected person arrived in Georgia authorities took strict measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Immediately all borders were closed for citizens of countries that were in the red zone and all educational institutions were closed. After identifying several more cases of infected persons the authorities gave the reins of this situation to the leading epidemiologists of the country. Followed by the stopping of all economic activity, only pharmacies, banks, and supermarkets were allowed to operate under special conditions and with a limit of persons within their space. Within a few days, a state of emergency and a curfew were declared. All public transportation stopped working. Leading doctors with the help of the police, military, and other public services determined the sources of infection and all persons which were in contact with the infected people went immediately to quarantine zones. With the help of the high social responsibility of the Georgian citizens and public services a gigantic work was done, which gave relatively positive results. The first case of infection was recorded on February the 26th and today we have 796 cases of infection, of which 634 are recovered and twelve people, unfortunately, died.
Now Georgia is in the phase of lifting restrictions. Gradually open commercial facilities. Opening businesses happens only after checking the services and measures to protect customers and employees from being infected. Only with approval and official permission companies are allowed to resume activity. The recommendations are established by WHO and Georgian Medical Authorities. This means that sanitizers must be installed in all objects, frequent cleaning with disinfectants must be carried out on the premises, all employees must be aware of proper hygiene rules and temperature of each customer, guests and employees have to be checked regularly. At the country border, everyone will be checked for high temperature and questioned about their state of health.
May 29, public transportation started working again
June 1, shopping malls, restaurants, and bars will be reopening
June 8, hotels and other accommodations will be reopening
June 15, domestic tourism is allowed
July 1, borders will be opened for international tourists
Please take notice that there are two different kinds of regulations for international travelers. International travelers arriving from high-risk countries (China, Iran, Italy, South Korea) and all other travelers. Below you will find both documents of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where you can read in what case you will be required to go into quarantine and about all other regulations.
Why Me Tbilisi follows all the recommendations of the Georgian Medical Authorities and the WHO. The measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at Why Me Tbilisi are:
the temperature of all our guests will be checked on arrival
guests will walk on a disinfecting doormat before entering the building
guest must use disinfecting hand sanitizers available at the entrance and in all common areas
we disinfect all floors, all regularly touched surfaces, door handles, and stairs handrails three times a day
we ventilate the air in all rooms of the building
The Why Me family takes these measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus very seriously!
Below you will find the sources and articles about Georgia's amazing battle against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which we used for this blog.
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