Coronavirus: Safest Destinations to visit in Europe

Tbilisi

Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia a country that has been one of the least affected in the world by coronavirus. The country reacted very quickly with measures that kept the epidemic at an extremely low level. There are up to 260 times fewer cases of Covid-19 in Georgia than in the most affected European countries. 

If the country is reopening its borders on July 1st to travellers, it is also implementing a series of health measures to protect travellers but also its citizens for a safe and relaxing holiday.

This health crisis has made us rethink our way to travel. More than ever we want to live new experiences. Tbilisi is exactly what we need now: an open-minded destination, which mixes better than any other past, present and future, culture and leisure. The Capital of Georgia is more trendy than ever in 2020; it is the ideal destination for culture, gastronomy, diversity and architecture lovers. The "wow" effect is guaranteed.

Magnificent Haussmannian buildings mingle with buildings dating from the Middle Ages; one can also see neo-classical, Soviet or extremely modern buildings. Tbilisi is respectful of its past and turned towards the future, its youth and tomorrow’s challenges. Be sure to climb to the top of Tbilisi and admire the Kartlis Deda statue, the protector of the city. This site offers an exceptional panorama of the Georgian capital, the Peace Bridge, the Metekhi Church, the Sulfur baths, amazing Clock Tower – one of the major architectural attractions of Tbilisi and the Mtatsminda Amusement Park for young and old; there are hundreds of unique experiences to live in Tbilisi.

The Georgian capital is stunning in spring and summer when nature wakes up and in winter with its thousands of light bulbs and Christmas decorations and market.

Did you know that Tbilisi is up to 5 times safer (criminality rate) than Paris or London? Did you know that Georgia has more hospital beds per thousand inhabitants than Sweden and Denmark? Another asset of Tbilisi is that there is a large offer of tourist apartments which is much sought after by travellers this year as well as small, boutique hotels, guesthouses.

Need an additional argument? A stay in a 5-star hotel or in a private villa in Tbilisi will cost you up to 4 times less than in the same hotel of the same group in another European capital. 

Save on your accommodation and treat yourself to unforgettable experiences in Tbilisi such as a folk dance show with Georgian meal.

 How to get there: Book your flights to Tbilisi.  

✔ Reopening to travellers: 1st July 2020. No quarantine requested. 

 

Batumi

Georgia is by far one of the countries least affected by Coronavirus. The country reacted very quickly with measures that kept the epidemic at an extremely low level. There are up to 260 times fewer cases of Covid-19 in Georgia than in the most affected European countries.

Batumi is  an extraordinary destination that will leave you with memories for a lifetime. It’s impossible to get bored in Batumi which combines beach, relaxation, wellness, sustainable tourism, nature, trekking, leisure, shopping, culture, gastronomy, wine tourism and unique attractions  for children  and grown-ups.

This destination is not only one of the safest in Europe for Coronavirus but also one of the safest with a crime rate up to 5 times lower than most European capitals. Do you have/want to postpone your holiday for a few weeks because of Coronavirus? No problem, Batumi is also perfect in autumn: temperatures in September and October are very pleasant.

Batumi is a splendid mix of beautiful scenery, vibrant culture and legendary hospitality. It is the main city of Adjara and second largest city of Georgia. This beautiful city invites you to experience the contrast of historic ancient sites as well as modern lifestyle. 

Adjara region has breathtaking full of diversity: the sea and high mountains, sighteeing of cultural monuments, monasteries, arch bridges, beautiful lakes and authentic villages. Here, you will taste different flavours of wine and undiscovered cuisine, feel the power of ecotourism, become a family member of open-hearted hosts. Their mountains, that stand close to the sky will make you feel in harmony with nature. Check-in at the "Pearl of the Bdlack Sea", the easternmost point of Europe. 

Taste the local wines, enjoy a spa treatment, visit cultural monuments or simply go shopping and relax on the beautiful long beach where social distancing is possible. If you want a final argument in its favour, Batumi has more than 30 hospitals including university hospitals which have never been overcrowded since the start of this health crisis and can welcome foreign travellers if necessary.

How to get there:  Book your flights to Batumi (flights open from July 1, 2020) as well as your accommodation (choose the "free cancellation" option) and your tours and activities in Batumi.

 

✔ Reopening to travellers: Batumi will welcome travellers from July 1st. No quarantine requested.

Source: europeanbestdestinations.com