The Czech Interior Ministry has decided to put Georgia on the list of safe countries.
The resolution has already taken effect. Therefore, Georgian asylum-seekers’ applications will be examined in an accelerated mode.
The Czech Republic is the 12th country in the EU/Schengen zone to put Georgia on the safe country list.
The other countries to list Georgia as a safe country are Bulgaria, France, Lichtenstein, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Iceland, Luxembourg, Ireland, Estonia and Denmark.
Putting Georgia on the safe country least is a demonstration of the country’s political stability, economic development and positive environment for human rights protection and safety.
In June, 2017, Georgia was ranked the seventh safest country in the world by global database Numbeo. Shortly afterwards, Iceland added Georgia to the list of safe countries.
In January 2019, the German Bundestag passed a bill declaring Georgia a safe country meaning that Georgians will not be eligible to seek asylum in Germany.