Citizens can enjoy summer holidays in France, according to the French Prime Minister; announces an 18 billion euro tourism package in France

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Citizens can enjoy summer holidays in France, according to the French Prime Minister; announces 18 billion euro tourism package

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced an 18 billion euro tourism support program following the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism is a major part of the country’s economy and until last year France was the most visited country in the world. Given all this, the PM announced such a package to bring back tourism. PM, speaking to the media, also said: “The French will be able to go on vacation to France in July and August, and will be able to resume their [holiday] reservations. He also assured the public that if they could go ahead with their plans in the worst case, their vacation reservations would be refunded.

Stressing the importance of tourism, the Prime Minister said that the tourism industry is currently going through “its most difficult ordeal in modern history and everything that strikes tourism strikes at the heart of France.

From Monday, France began to lift its national lock. Some stores have reopened and the children are also gradually returning to school. Residents are also allowed to move freely without permission or any other restrictions.

However, hotels, bars and restaurants across the country will remain closed until June 2. A final date for the reopening of the hotel sector will be decided around the week of May 25.

“A reopening from June 2 can be considered in the green departments, if the epidemic situation does not deteriorate,” said the Prime Minister.

So far, France has recorded 179,506 cases of positive virus and 27,529 have died and is one of the destinations most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.



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