Travel destinations that are reopening to tourists

  • Despite nonessential travel still being discouraged in many places, some tourism-reliant destinations are beginning to hatch plans to welcome back tourists. 
  • Italy is already open to international tourists even though it saw one of Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreaks.
  • The Florida Keys opened to visitors June 1, though they are cutting their occupancy in half until June 15.
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From Italy to Germany, countries around the world are slowly relaxing their lockdowns, easing into a new normal that’s not quite what it was pre-pandemic, but as close to it as possible.

Last month, the European Commission announced a plan to save summer tourism in order to help the struggling travel industry. The plan includes opening borders back up and putting health measures and testing in place.

But it’s not just the EU eyeing summer travel. 

Despite many countries still discouraging nonessential travel — and while questions of COVID-19 infection rates and the possibility of second, and even third waves remain — a lot of tourism-reliant economies around the world are planning to open their doors to travelers as soon as possible.

Keep scrolling to see which tourist hotspots hope to welcome visitors this summer.