EU Commission presents guidelines on safe resuming of tourism
The European Commission has presented a package of guidelines and recommendations for the EU tourism sector for the upcoming summer season. The EU Commission calls on the member states to ensure the necessary sanitary measures for the reception of tourists within the EU.
The Commission advised the government authorities to create conditions for maintaining physical distancing on airplanes, trains, restaurants and beaches. In addition, the Commission recommended installing hand-sanitizer dispensers wherever possible. It also said that the service personnel should be provided with the personal protective equipment, primarily medical masks.
The Commission called for opening borders within the EU as soon as possible and resuming travel between the member states. Before the COVID-19 crisis, the EU countries received up to 150 billion euros (US$161 billion) of revenues due to the international tourism during the summer season.