Even as more European nations have announced plans to welcome visitors again, restrictions to fight the spread of novel Coronavirus portend a bleak summer tourism season as the world faces the worst global recession in nearly a century, a major economic body warned.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has warned that if a second wave of infections emerges, the global economic output could fall by as much as 7.6 percent this year.
Austria will open up from Tuesday, June 16 for all European neighbours with Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Britain remaining an exception. The move implies that visitors from 31 countries will no longer be required to undergo a two-week quarantine upon arrival.
On the other hand, Greece, another European holiday hotspot, will allow tourists to fly to Athens or the main northern city of Thessaloniki from next week.