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.
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 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.