Georgia opens its borders for tourists

From July 1, 2020, Georgia is opening its borders for tourists, becoming one of the first countries in the world to open to tourism after the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced today at a government meeting by the Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gaharia.

Vehicle traffic ban

A Tbilisi resident riding his horse to avoid recent traffic ban.


In order to prevent spread of coronavirus pandemic, driving is prohibited from April 17, till April 21.04 in Georgia.

This decision made by Georgia government, to keep people indoors during Orthodox Easter.

And thus, circulation of the memes begun on Facebook. For example, this donkey is available for a daily rent.

Disinfecting cash with iron in Poti

In order to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic, Poti’s agricultural market director Nodar Corsantia, decided to take drastic measures. At the entrance of the market, customers are greeted by a specially equipped employee. And most importantly, the equipment consists of sanitizing spray and an iron. Coins are disinfected with an antiseptic and paper bills with a hot iron. If a person opposes cash disinfection, he will not enter the market.
via Facebook

Curfew in Georgia

Curfew in Batumi: 9:18 PM

Because of coronavirus pandemic, there is curfew in effect in Georgia. People are not allowed to go outside after 9 PM till 6 AM. Hefty fines of 3,000 GEL ($950) make sure that locals stay home.
Only on 4th April 2020, 421 facts of violation of curfew were registered, and according to minimal estimates, the amount of fines is 1,263,000 ₾ ($399,683 USD).
That’s a lot of money for Georgians, considering the fact that the minimum monthly wage is only $400.
No wonder, this Batumi resident is running away from police, after only 18 minutes past the curfew.

“Stay Home” – message from Magti

“Darchi shin” means “Stay Home”in Georgian

This is how Georgian mobile operator Magti reminds its customers to stay home during coronavirus pandemic.
The most interesting part is that I’m only one in my family who has this message on the phone. And I did, in fact, went out for groceries recently…. Others, stayed inside.

Social distancing in Rustavi

Neighbours hang around in Rustavi

The places, where neighbours are hanging around in Georgia are called “birzha” (exchange marketplace). This is the place, where locals drink together, hang around, gossip and what not. Due to coronavirus pandemic, this is how birzha in Rustavi looks like today.