Foreign tourism is not welcome this summer in France

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The French government has openly hinted that foreign tourists will not be coming to France this summer. “It is domestic tourism that is now going to help the sector recover,” State Secretary Lemoyne of the Ministry of Tourism said on television this morning. “This year we will almost certainly have to do without foreign tourists.”

Prime Minister Philippe announced yesterday that the French can go on holiday in their own country in July and August. In the summer, about 17 million foreigners normally come to France to have a holiday. The French government wants to make official decisions about the summer holidays and the arrival of holidaymakers at the end of this month. Within the European Union there is still no agreement on reopening borders and on the mutual admission of tourists.

International tourism is still in doubt because of corona. Borders are closed, including between European countries, and aircraft are still grounded en masse.

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