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I don’t have any scientific studies or anything like that to back this up, but second-hand experience: my wife is from (and currently lives in) Moscow. Neither she nor any of her family/friends drink tap water unless there’s a filter installed. It’s not so bad that you’re likely to end up in hospital after taking a sip, but drinking unfiltered tap water is ...


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You can get a rough estimation of how safe tap water in a country is by looking at the WHO map detailing the use of safely managed drinking-water sources. Roughly, tap water is OK in countries with >75% of population using safe water sources. This threshold will indeed depend on how certain you choose to be, and the location you stay at. E.g. in decent ...


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I agree that the tap water is safe in the most of countries. But I have a personal rule: do not drink tap water in any place when I am traveling. Why? It could be safe for local residents, but the water could have microorganisms that your body never saw before. I already had issue during trips for different countries and lost part of my vacation ...


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Yeah, I do it every time I visit and have never had an issue. I see all the locals doing the same thing, the restaurants serve us tap water and the schools have drinking fountains from the same thing.


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Tap water (“eau du robinet”) is always safe to drink, unless you have a sign that says otherwise (“eau non potable” is the most common), which is often the case in public bathrooms for instance. Note that in most restaurants for instance, tap water is always an option (“une carafe d’eau”). Whether it’s actually “good” is mostly a matter of taste, and of ...


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In 2017 the "linternaute" did some tests on water quality in some big French cities. They wrote an article (in French) about it. They also tested the water quality in Toulouse which seemed to be very good. Personally I would drink water from the tap throughout France, never got sick and I have been on vacation there every year in different places. A rough ...


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I'm currently in Tbilisi (October 2019) and well, there's a very direct reason I'm looking up this information right now. I'm originally from the UK, and travel a lot for work, to countries with a variety of standards on food and water, and am a very healthy human with a strong stomach. Unfortunately after a couple of days in Tbilisi, I caught a mild ...


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