It is impossible to guarantee a “normal” tourist summer in Europe, according to Secretary of State Clément Beaune

Despite the progress of vaccination campaigns, the situation remains uncertain. Asked Sunday April 11 on RTL and LCI, the Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, explained that it was impossible for him to guarantee that the evolution of the health situation will allow the French to experience a tourist season this summer. “Normal”.

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Qualifier of ” necessary evil “ current restrictions on international travel, Clément Beaune underlined that a possible relaxation of these measures should be coordinated at European level. “We are the leading tourist country in the world, we have to be able, when the time comes, to welcome people back, but we will not do so, if that puts our health situation at risk”, he said. “We are doing everything so that travel first between French regions, then in Europe, I hope before the summer, and then more generally during the summer, can resume, but I can not give you today” hui a precise timetable. “

European countries are still struggling to define timetables for the gradual reopening of their borders allowing tourism to resume. In Britain, the plan to reopen the economy presented on Friday disappointed the tourism sector, the government refraining from giving a date for resuming international travel and referring to new announcements in early May.

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