Georgia preparing transport sector in wake of COVID-19: 18 airline companies ready to resume flights, 12 May 2020 - 12:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is getting ready to welcome international travellers from July 1 into a safe environment during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating so-called safe corridors.

Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava has met with the heads of regulatory services of the transport sector to discuss how to prepare each transport sector in order to be able to transport both Georgian citizens and foreign guests comfortably and as safely as possible.

Turnava said that of the 36 airlines operating in Georgian market, 18 have already reached a preliminary agreement with the Ministry of Economy to resume flights.

Of course, this should be preceded by agreements between our states through our diplomatic channels on the principles of creating a safe corridor, but, most importantly, airlines are already ready to resume flights. This means that we will be ready to open the tourist season", Turnava said.

Rebranding Georgia’s tourism image: Domestic tourism starting June 15, int’l tourism from July 1

Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava has met with the heads of regulatory services of the

transport sector yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Economy.



Turnava said that meeting all medical guidelines is an important precondition for opening the tourist season in Georgia.

The government has set the goal of making Georgia the first country to open its doors to foreign tourists after months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and to welcome international travellers with a new image - 'Georgia - Safe Destination!'.

Georgia will resume domestic tourism starting June 15 and will receive international tourists starting July 1.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said yesterday that the country's Black Sea region of Adjara should become the main driving force for Georgian tourism and the economy. He said that a group will be created together with the head of the Adjara government which will work to recover tourism 'fast and effectively' in Adjara.