Galapagos reopens tourist sites after virus lockdown

The Galapagos Islands on Monday reopened its tourist sites and marine reserve, which had been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ecuadorian Environment Minister Paulo Proano said."Today, under due biosecurity protocols, we are

Peru reopens air and bus travel as GDP slumps

 Peru reopened domestic air travel on Wednesday in a bid to reignite the economy as it announced a drop of 33 percent in GDP for May year-on-year.Long queues of passengers formed from dawn at the Jorge Chavez airport in the capital Lima with

Dubai reopens doors to tourists after long shutdown

With a "welcome" passport sticker and coronavirus tests on arrival, Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors Tuesday in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure.But businesses are mainly bettin

Louvre museum reopens after 16-week virus shutdown

The Louvre, the world's most visited museum, reopens after its coronavirus closure Monday, but with nearly a third of its galleries still shut.The vast former palace of France's kings has lost more than 40 million euros ($45 million) in ti

South Africa reopens restaurants even as virus cases rise - Food

"I am breathing again," sighs Kanto Razafimandimby, on her first night out since South Africa reopened its restaurants and casinos as part of a gradual loosening of lockdown, even as the number of coronavirus continues to rise. "

Louvre Abu Dhabi reopens after 100-day closure

Visitors in masks and gloves returned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Wednesday as it reopened its doors after a 100-day closure under coronavirus restrictions.The usual paper maps were replaced with a phone app, thermal scanners were in operation and v

Eiffel Tower reopens with strict virus restrictions

 Tourists and Parisians will from Thursday again be able to admire the view of the French capital from the Eiffel Tower after a three-month closure due to the coronavirus -- but only if they take the stairs.Visitors to the city's most fam

Lake Toba reopens for residents, not yet for domestic and foreign tourists

Lake Toba has reportedly reopened to North Sumatra residents, but tourists from outside the province and abroad won't be allowed to visit the iconic destination until later this year."Domestic tourists from outside the region are welc

Spain reopens border with France

Traffic flowed again across Spain's border with France on Sunday as the last of the strict Spanish coronavirus restrictions introduced in March were eased.Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced earlier this month that Madrid would remove border