Spain works in safe corridors so that some regions, initially the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, can start receiving foreign tourists, possibly German and Scandinavian, from the second half of June.
This project, which would be a step before the opening of borders to international tourism from July 1, with tourists who «are in the same epidemiological situation» as the country and able to fly safely.
And while there are other countries that can open their borders earlier, the government wants to ensure «safe destinations» for both visitors and residents.
In the coming days a plan will be presented to revive national tourism, in anticipation that the smooth progress of the epidemic will allow Spaniards to move between provinces.
Spain will also request funds from the European Union (EU) recovery plan for sectors such as automotive and tourism. It will also continue to call for a European rescue plan for the aviation and aeronautics industry.
Italy reopens beaches and some tourist attractions
Italy faced the first weekend of beaches opened under security measures by the pandemic, so the town halls used vigilantes to control access to the sand and applications for phones that allow to book or know where there are free spaces to settle.
In an app or a website (www.seapassroma.it) the Romans will have to consult whenever they want to go to the beach to know the state of the area that will be marked with three colors: green that there is free space; yellow, medium and red accessibility, completely reserved. Real-time information on the status of occupation of the beaches seeks to avoid crowds at the entrances or to go to the coast when there is no availability.
These measures are for the beaches of open access, while in those managed by private, which are numerous throughout the country, you must reserve to enter and also the umbrellas respect the 5 meters away and be disinfected after use.
Other cities with beaches are establishing their regulation, which will operate under the same logic of social estrangement.
Another attraction that opened to the public was the Tower of Pisa, after almost three months of closure by the coronavirus pandemic, between 10 a.m. and 6.30pm, and under security measures to prevent contagion.
They will be able to access only 15 people at a time and will carry a device that has already been adopted in other monuments that will guarantee the safety distance of one meter among visitors because it sounds, vibrates and lights up if this interpersonal distance is exceeded.
The first two visitors were a ten-year-old father and daughter, naturally from Pisa, as there are currently no tourists and mobility between regions is not allowed.
Italy will open its borders to the countries of the European Union on 3 June, so it expects tourism to be reactivated, a sector equivalent to 13% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product.
France allows park attendance
Closed since the beginning of confinement in mid-March, Parisian parks reopened on Saturday. The reopening of parks and gardens was announced on Thursday and is extended to all of France.
The mask is not mandatory but it is recommended, you can do individual sport, sit on the grass or picnic, but the social distance must be respected to continue containing the epidemic, which since 1 March has caused some 28,700 deaths and almost 150,000 contagions in France.
From this Tuesday, among other measures, the bars, cafes and restaurants will reopen, although in Paris only the terraces will be allowed, and the veto will be lifted to travel more than 100 kilometers from the home, a measure with which national tourism is expected to be boosted.