European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart
Europe's tourism revival is running into turbulence only weeks after countries reopened their borders, with rising infections in Spain and other nations causing concern among health authorities over people bringing the coronavirus home from their summer vacations.
In Austria, the lakeside resort town of St. Wolfgang shortened bar opening hours after an outbreak was detected on Friday. By Monday, 53 people had tested positive, including many people working in the tourism industry.
In Germany, officials decided last week to set up testing stations at airports to encourage people arriving from a long list of countries deemed high-risk – including popular destinations such as Turkey – to get tested. They will also allow people to get tested elsewhere for free within three days of arrival.