EU Countries Started to Ease Travel Restrictions
It seems like the worst is over. Some European countries started to ease travel restrictions and to open their borders. It does not mean though that people may hop on planes and travel as they used to at once. The travel couture and the touristic industry, in general, have to go through tremendous changes. Let`s have a glance at the most recent easements and restrictions that travelers still have to observe.
The so-called “Coronacrisis” followed the Pandemic. Many businesses have suffered because of the restrictions. The crisis was caused mostly by a decrease in consumer activity. Another significant factor is the drain of qualified foreign personnel. Some businesses managed to adapt to a new reality. Many have moved their activity online. But not all business models may operate on the Internet. Construction, manufacturing, and many other market sectors require the physical presence of their employees and sub-contractors. Many of them attract foreign specialists. The latest travel easements provide the possibility of foreign employees and sub-contractors to return to work. The measure is accurate, not only for EU citizens. Foreigners from countries with quarantine satiation similar to Europe can also cross the borders. Nevertheless, countries with complicated quarantine situations like Finland, Iceland, and Sweden still have to observe most of the restrictions.
After COVID-19 started to spread worldwide, European countries have banned the so-called “Nonessential travel.” It means that a person had to prove the inevitable necessity to cross the border. Of course, tourism was the primary victim of this measure. Now the European governments agree to open borders for tourism also. A traveler does not have to explain why he needs to cross the border anymore. The easement is still nonhomogeneous all over the European Union. Some countries still have uncertain quarantine situations and are not ready to ease restrictions even inside their borders. Therefore many European governments are reluctant to lift all the traveling restrictions.
Tourism has always been a significant element of the European Economy. Many countries claim that the decrease in the flow of tourists has mostly damaged their economies. The ongoing easements are mostly aimed to boost up this sector. Nevertheless, many restrictions still have to be observed in public places. Some main European landmarks are still inaccessible. Though this might seem to be the bad news, domestic tourism may benefit from this situation greatly.
European Countries to develop domestic tourism
Most people prefer to travel abroad looking for better service, new impressions, and unusual experience. The ongoing easements that are still combined with some significant restrictions may motivate European Countries to develop domestic tourism. This may lead to diversity and improvement in the quality of local services. Some businesses and landmarks may try to adopt the experience of their foreign colleagues. This will lead to the development of the tourism industry in general. Providing that those positive changes will be observed in the future.
European Countries are urged to make coordinated decisions about lifting travel restrictions. The modern economy is global, and most European businesses are dependent on their foreign partners and employees. Easement of travel restriction is the first step on a long path. COVID-19 has caused one more global crisis. Restoring the economy after it will take a lot of time and effort.
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