HOLIDAYS abroad are unlikely to happen for a few months still, with the pandemic raging on through Europe. However, some countries are beginning to lift their strict lockdown measures – which could be good news for tourists.

While there are still hopes for summer there is no guarantee this is to happen just yet, with advice changing at short notice due to the unpredictable nature of the virus.
Italy – July
Italy was initially one of the hardest-hit countries by the coronavirus, but is also starting to reduce their lockdown measures. Tourists could return by the summer holidays, with bars and cafes to open by June 1.
Greece – July
Greece is the most positive that tourists will return by June. Greece’s tourism minister Harry Theoharis said: “Our goal is for the season to begin in July and perhaps extend through October or November.

Spain – August
Spain enforced the strictest lockdowns, banning people from going outside. They have started lifting restrictions, with beaches opening by next month to locals but there are conflicting views on when Tourists will be able to return.