Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Repatriation mission will take at least two more weeks The repatriation process for Germans stranded abroad is ongoing. Until now, main destinations such as Egypt or Morocco have been addressed. "It will be more difficult with countries that only have small groups of scattered adventure vacationers," said the crisis manager of the German Foreign Office. Tourists in the Pacific Islands must first be rounded up in New Zealand and then flown out. … [Read more...] about My Europe: The coronavirus time machine
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What about tourism elsewhere in Europe? Greece says it will start reopening its airports to tourists from 29 countries from 15 June. They include 16 EU countries, but not countries hit hardest by Covid-19: the UK, France, Spain and Italy Spain says that from 1 July tourists will be allowed in without having to spend 14 days in quarantine Italy plans to allow in tourists from EU countries from 3 June, when mandatory quarantine for visitors will be lifted France plans to reopen borders from 15 June, initially to tourists from Switzerland and Germany Switzerland plans to reopen its borders with France, Germany and Austria on 15 June, but not with Italy Cyprus plans to reopen its airports on 9 June to a number of countries seen as low risk, including Germany, Greece, Israel and Malta, but the UK and Russia are not among them On 28 May Croatia reopened its borders without restrictions to citizens from 10 EU countries seen as low risk, including Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Denmark and Norway exclude Sweden from tourism
Maren is a woman who likes to get things done, likes to keep things organized and rarely puts down her mobile phone. She started a WhatsApp group for stranded campers in Morocco, collected reliable information and distributed it. Those who would like to leave the country must actively gather information themselves, register with "Elefand," the electronic registration of Germans abroad of the German Foreign Ministry, and regularly scan the German Embassy's Facebook page. And distinguish misleading information from the truth. Which seems to be a real problem. Because quite a few motor homeowners invested money in ship transfers that did not take place at all. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus prolongs Germans’ journey home from Morocco
16:52 Burundi's first lady Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza has been admitted to a hospital in Kenya after contracting COVID-19, according to multiple reports. The first lady was airlifted to Nairobi by air ambulance, the Agence France Presse and Kenya's Citizen TV reported. A high ranking government official told AFP that she was flown to the Kenyan capital "for treatment as she caught the coronavirus." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Trump says US is ‘terminating’ ties with WHO
How many people travel abroad on holiday? Tourism is on the rise. In 2018 there were a record 1.4bn international tourist arrivals, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO), a rise of 6% over 2017. That doesn’t mean 1.4 billion people travel abroad for their holidays, as many people will clock up more than one trip. … [Read more...] about Global tourism hits record highs – but who goes where on holiday?