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 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.