EU countries begin to open borders for domestic tourists

Source : 112 Ukraine

Tourism accounts for almost 10% of EU economy
17:58, 15 June 2020

Daily Express

June 15, European countries gradually began to open borders for tourists from the European Union, as Reuters reported.

"The Schengen area of 22 EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland operates control-free crossings. But for three months they have been mostly closed. Officials hope lifting internal border controls will allow a gradual reopening to other countries from July and revive a tourism industry that flatlined during the lockdown," the message said.

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European leaders hope that the abolition of internal border control will allow the resumption of the gradual opening of other countries in July and revitalize the tourism industry, which closed during the pandemic. After all, tourism makes up almost 10% of the EU economy and even more in the Mediterranean countries.

Travelers will no longer have to tell the purpose of entering Germany, and France does not oblige them to be quarantined upon arrival.

In addition, Finland opened borders with Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, where the epidemiological situation is similar. And the Netherlands lifts restrictions on tourist trips to 16 EU countries. In Spain, the borders will be closed until June 21, but some Spanish islands are an exception.

European Commission called on all countries - members of the European Union to open internal borders by June 15.

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As reported before, Ukraine launches international air service.

According to the Ministry of Health, in Ukraine, since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, 31,810 people have become ill, 14,253 people have recovered, 901 people have died. During the day in Ukraine revealed another 656 cases of infection with coronavirus.

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