NO ONE REALLY knows when the coronavirus pandemic will end, but countries reopening their borders to tourism is at least a sign of progress.

That’s especially true when those countries were among the hardest hit by the virus. Italy, once the epicenter of the virus in Europe, is planning to reopen its borders to citizens of the European Union starting on June 3.
Italy’s prime minister acknowledged that the decision was risky, but believes the economic and social devastation of lockdown left him with little choice.
Spain, also affected by COVID-19, is aiming to reopen borders in June, in hopes of reviving its tourism sector that accounts for 12% of the country’s economic output.

Currently, Spain is in the process of easing a strict lockdown, which has been in place since mid-March.

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