Austria, Croatia and Turkey are counting on being able to receive tourists despite the corona crisis in summer. Is this realistic? The main answers.
Munich – German politics shows itself towards the Temptations from vacation countries like Austria or Croatia are skeptical: The Federal Government’s Tourism Commissioner, Thomas Bareiß, said he believed that “a vacation in a more regional way will be possible this year”. Say: Vacation in Germany …
Germany: Bareiß explained that in summer it could “be easily possible” to open holiday apartments and houses on the Baltic Sea or in the Black Forest for rent. An argument for this: there are no crowds in the holiday home, a family could stay together. Then gradually hotels are also openif you find solutions for breakfast buffets and restaurants. The German holiday home association then called for a concept to create planning security for holidaymakers and landlords.
Corona crisis: where can we go on vacation? Austria
Austria: Austrian tourism insists on opening the border, because Germans make up a large proportion of the guests in the neighboring country in both winter and summer. “Where the hygiene rules are observed, vacations must also be possible again, also in Europe,” wrote representatives of tourism, tour operators, the hospitality industry and air traffic in the FAZ. First, countries with successful safeguards should enter bilateral negotiations mutually cancel the travel restrictions. An opening within the entire EU would then be the next step. Austria has on Monday due to the continued favorable development in the Corona crisis after almost seven weeks the exit restrictions are lifted. From 1 May, a minimum distance of one meter from people who do not live in the same household is required. From May 15th, restaurants and bars may reopen. Then a maximum of four adults are allowed per table and there must be a minimum distance of one meter between the individual table groups, said Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger (ÖVP). Free choice of seats is not possible. The tables would be assigned. The government also recommends making a reservation in advance. Personnel who come into contact with guests must wear a face mask at work. Hotels and pensions may reopen from May 29th.
Corona crisis: where can we go on vacation? Croatia
Croatia: The Mediterranean country relies on “tourism corridors”. A corresponding agreement has already been agreed with the Czech Republic: Czech tourists who want to spend their summer vacation in Croatia must do so provide evidence that they are not infected with the coronavirus. Then they could travel to Croatia by plane or by car. However, the Croatian health authorities were reluctant to state that tourists from countries with more corona cases than Croatia were not allowed to enter the country. To date, 1881 corona infections have been counted in Croatia, including 47 deaths. Tourism is in Croatia 17 percent of economic output. Greece: Tourism accounts for almost a third of the economy here – tens of thousands of jobs are on the brink. The Greek economy minister Adonis Georgidas said: “I do not think this season is lost.” At least until May 15th the entry ban for countries affected by Covid-19 such as Germany.
Corona crisis: where can we go on vacation? Italy, Spain, France
Italy, Spain, France: There are three countries particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic little hope for a normal summer vacation season.
Corona crisis: where can we go on vacation? Turkey
Turkey: According to Minister of Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the country, which is heavily affected by the pandemic, is working on an “internationally recognized certification system” to declare tourist destinations as “corona virus-free zones under certain system requirements”. Tourists would have to at the time of entry Present health documentsthat are internationally recognized.
Sweden: If travel countries in the south fail, some hope for Sweden as an alternative. The country has restrictions largely dispensed with. So far, the Swedish government has not considered renting a holiday home and traveling with your own car as a problem. But it is open whether after the vacation a quarantine is due.
However, there is currently no clarity as to whether travel in the summer is even possible – the Federal Government wants to extend the worldwide travel warning to mid-June.
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