It is the tourism and travel sector that pays a heavy price for fear of a coronavirus pandemic. This has affected travel hotspots in Europe, such as in Spain and Germany. The former does not point to an imminent recovery of the tourism sector. The latter plays with the idea of extending the exit warning until mid-June.
The situation is gloomy as most airlines have shut down their fleets and cross-border rail traffic is affected. Uncertainty reigns over holiday travel in Europe.
The Guardian quotes the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, who says that Spain always gives its visitors a warm welcome and wants to do this in the safest conditions. She added that the doors of tourism will open as soon as the country can guarantee the safety of tourists.
As the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas, said, we are not yet at the point where we can recommend a carefree trip. The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancia González Laya, explains that visitors can only enter the country if the authorities can guarantee their safety.
The mortality rate of Covida-19 in Spain is the second highest in Europe after Italy.
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Tourism is a source of income for Europe and accounts for almost 10% of the block’s economy. The coronavirus has created hotspots at the end of the road, and countries are trying desperately to win back lost opportunities.
That is why the European Commissioners and Transport Ministers are considering plans to phase out transport.
Spanish Foreign Minister Arancia González Laya said Madrid is already working with other EU partners to find a solution. It is a four-step transition plan to ease restrictions, especially in the areas least affected by the virus.
The Guardian adds that France has not reported any international travel.
However, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe stressed that this process will be gradual and will depend on the severity of the contamination in the region. Up to at least 2. In June, the freedom to travel is limited to 60 miles from where they live. This only applies to those dealing with urgent professional or personal matters.
Germany has made it compulsory to wear nose and mouth protectors in buses, trains and trams. France will do so from the 11th day. Can make it compulsory to leave the house freely again, provided a strict physical distance is maintained.
Acceleration of tourism despite coronavirus attack
According to DW, the coronavirus pandemic will definitely decrease.
Once that’s done, the tourism industry gets a boost. People would probably choose a holiday close to home. In this context, a German government official says that it is unlikely that German tourists will visit Spain or Greece in the summer. According to him the Germans might prefer to stay in their country because it has beautiful destinations.
▶️ During a tourist stopover in Venice against the backdrop of a coronavirus blockade, zoos can better observe the varied ecosystem of Italian city canals.
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The economy will have to be hit hard.
The tourism industry estimates that the number of package holiday bookings is declining sharply, while the European Commission predicts enormous losses for cruise companies, which are withdrawing. There are many ideas to revitalise this sector from a perspective of social exclusion.
Flights in the coronavirus zone have an impact on tourism
The journey there is in everyone’s blood. It can be part of someone’s guilt to his or her employer or family, or part of someone’s haircut. It’s about travelling and meeting new people, getting to know new places, enjoying their food and bringing home memories.
Right now, the coronavirus seems to be an insurmountable barrier.
As Italy suffers from about 40 coronaviruses, tourism plans are a thing of the past, but hopefully people will find a way out. Of course, environmentalists see the coronavirus as a blessing in disguise. This has greatly contributed to the environmental clean-up of greenhouse gases.
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