Paris lives an unprecedented summer, without foreign tourists for the first time in decades

The few open bars on the Champs Elysées are deserted, with waiters on the sidewalk inviting you to have a coffee inside. A desolation. In the Art Deco corner of Louis Vuitton there is only one row of French people, who visit this icon of luxury for the first time in their life. Not a Japanese or Chinese in sight. Bicycles reign without rules in Paris. Bicyclists insult pedestrians and have monumental fights with taxi drivers and motorists. The middle …

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British tourists criticize quarantine: “They should have warned earlier, at least 72 hours”

The queues to check in at Palma airport are also long in the new normal. At the British Airways check-in counter, passengers begin to swarm for the flight that this Sunday at 15:45 leaves for London. Families with young children flushed from the sun, young couples returning home after roasting on the beach, and a few small groups of friends waiting patiently to get their boarding passes back, all with their masks on. On the way back, a mandatory 14-day …

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Southern Europe is open to tourists, but not many want to go

By RAPHAEL MINDER ADEJE, Spain – Music boomed from a beachfront café on the normally bustling southwest coast of Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. But several tables looked empty, more than a month after the end of the quarantine, and the doors of many resorts remained closed. Although tourism is returning to southern Europe, its reopening has been slow amid new outbreaks of coronavirus in some countries. Reservations have dropped 80 percent in Italy. Ferries to the Greek …

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