Eager to revive its tourism sector, the Georgian government says it plans to reopen to international travelers on July 1.- CNN writes about it. According to the publication, Georgia was experiencing a tourism boom before the coronavirus pandemic.
“Georgia was experiencing a tourism boom before the coronavirus pandemic, with five million travelers visiting in 2019, a 7% increase on the previous year.
But the country was forced to close its winter resorts and place a ban on all foreign visitors back in March because of the crisis.
Eager to revive its tourism sector, the country’s government says it plans to reopen to international travelers on July 1.
Officials have brought in a three-stage “anti-crisis” plan, which includes a marketing campaign designed to promote Georgia as a “safe destination.”
The next stage will allow for domestic travel in special “safe” tourism zones, while the final stage involves reopening borders and resuming some flights.
“We are transitioning to the third stage [of Covid-19 response], which means post-crisis management of the economy and devising plans [on] how to kickstart different sectors,” Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said at a recent council meeting focused on fighting Covid-19. “[The] tourism sector will be first to which emergency relief measures will apply.” – the publication by CNN reads.