FRANCE IS RE-OPENING!
Life returned to the streets of Paris! Indeed, since June, Parisians can once again enjoy the French “art de vivre”, have a drink or a lunch on the terrace of a bistro. They can also stroll in the beautiful gardens of the French capital city again such as the Luxembourg Garden. Step by step hotels, museums, monuments and theme parks are reopening as well.
On June the 25th the Eiffel Tower reopened to the public after 3 months of lockdown, a very welcome sign of the reopening in progress in France. More reopenings will follow such as The Louvre Museum on July the 6th or Disneyland Paris on July the 15th.
On 15th June, the country re-opened to tourists from the European Union and from today, 1st July, the first borders have just been announced as ‘open’ to the following countries:
Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China, subject to reciprocity.
It’s been a tough few months for everyone, and we are under no illusion that the road to recovery will be long and more challenging than any of us have ever seen before. Global tourism is just starting to re-awaken.
NEW MEASURES IN PLACE
Social distancing will of course continue to be the norm everywhere, as will enhanced hygiene. All businesses will follow the official current medical advice and that will be reflected in all areas of tourism too.
Attractions: More timed-visit bookings only to manage footfall and a reduction in daily capacity particularly for indoor attractions
Hotels: Grab & Go breakfasts, contactless check-in & room service, and multiple options for room cleaning
Sightseeing Tours: Potential reduced capacity in shared vehicles. More focus on time spent outside vehicles & increased use of earpiece commentary to help maintain social distance
Private Touring & Transfers: Driver-only door opening, hand sanitiser & on-going cleaning throughout the day. Updated policies & procedures for meeting clients and whilst on tour
Public Transport: Masks are required for all public and private hire transport currently – so don’t leave home without them!
We are ready to answer any queries you have by e-mail.
More than ever, we are here to support you and your clients. We cannot wait to speak with you and plan the next steps together.
As they say, absence makes the heart grow stronger!