Despite the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions confining individuals to their properties for over two months, many are starting to surprise once they’ll be allowed to go on vacation once more.
While journey restrictions and quarantines stay in place in nations throughout the globe, many can have been given hope after the information that some EU nations will start opening their border to vacationers.
The information meant that journey firm Tui noticed it is share value rise by greater than 50 %.
However, the Foreign Office is advising towards all however important journey overseas and people doing so could need to take weeks off work, with the federal government asserting a two-week quarantine interval for anybody arriving within the U.Okay. from June 8.
The Spanish authorities has introduced that vacationers will now not need to quarantine themselves on arrival from July 1, bringing some hope to the hundreds of British holidymakers who flock to locations like Benidorm and Ibiza yearly.
Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya tweeted: “The worst is behind us.
“In July, we’ll steadily open Spain to worldwide vacationers, raise the quarantine, [and] guarantee the very best requirements of well being security. We look ahead to welcoming you!”
It comes as Greece announced last week that it too would kick off its tourist season from June 15, with Corfu a popular destination among tourists.
Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated: “Let us make this summer season the epilogue of the [COVID-19] disaster.”
Along with hotels reopening in mid-June, the PM added that international flights to popular locations would resume in July.
The country is also making travel cheaper for tourists this summer, by reducing value-added tax (VAT) on all flights, rail travel and bus journeys by 11 percent.
Germany has said that it plans to ease travel restrictions from June 15, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced.
The German interior ministry said that quarantine rules would no longer apply from June 15 to people arriving from EU countries, the U.K. and the Schengen area.
However, Maas has warned that holidays this year “most likely will not have a lot to do with the holiday you have recognized” and said that travelers should expect restrictions, from bars and restaurants, to beaches and city centers.
Portugal has announced that it too will start accepting visitors from next weekend.
Cyprus, which is a popular tourist destination among British holidaymakers, says it will reopen its airports to commercial flights from June 9, Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos announced.
However, British tourists will not be among the first to arrive in the country, due to a phased reopening which will welcome passengers from 20 countries, excluding Britain.
This is over concerns that COVID-19 has not been sufficiently contained in the U.K.
The Turkish government has also announced that tourists will not be allowed to enter the country until the end of July.
Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said: “The tourism sector itself has an important position by way of returning to regular processes.
“The importance of caring for our guests in our culture leads us to be ready for the transition to healthy tourism before everyone.”