Georgian tourism to lose 30 mln GEL per month due to the Coronavirus
Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava announced that Georgia’s tourism sector will lose around 30 million GEL per month because of the coronavirus ban on travel from China and Iran and reduced flights from Italy.
“Depending on how long [coronavirus crisis] lasts, the damage will increase, but I hope the world will quickly deal with this challenge,” Turnava stated, continuing that the coronavirus is a global challenge. Therefore, the global economy, tourism, trade, and aviation will be ‘seriously’ damaged.
“We are doing our best to protect our citizens’ health… that is why we suspended flights from”, Turnava noted adding that despite this challenge, the national currency Lari is strengthening, and the country’s economy is growing.