July 17, 2021
Due to the easing of restrictions, high rate of vaccination and the Digital Covid Certificate, Europe travel activity is set to peak this summer. This means that the recover of the European Tourism is finally in sight.
The prediction belongs to the European Travel Comission with its latest report “European Tourism Trends & Prospects” in which they also clarify that this increase is essential to European countries due to the weak beggining of 2021 where international tourist arrival dropped 83% compared to the same period in 2020.
The President of ETC, Luís Araújo, believes that “safe travel is possible this summer” due to the “rapidly advancing vaccination programmes, which reduce pressure on national health systems and protect our most vulnerable”.
In Portugal, after a period with more restricted measures due to the increase of the delta variant in the country, the Digital Covid Certificate allowed the relief of measures for all those who are vaccinated, immune or with a negative test.