Despite nonessential travel still being discouraged in many places, some tourism-reliant destinations are beginning to hatch plans to welcome back tourists.
A number of key dates are beginning to be announced in regards to the ease of lockdown and global tourism.
Whilst the UK government has warned Brits to avoid all non-essential travel, and most countries still have restrictions on international arrivals, these small changes are a promising sign of a return to a normality that some-what resembles pre-pandemic life.
Last month,the European Commission announced an action plan to boost summer tourism in an attempt to help the struggling travel industry. The plan included re-opening borders and putting stricter health measures and COVID-testing in place.
Most countries are still discouraging non-essential travel, and whilst there have been talks about the possibility of a second wave of COVID, tourism-reliant economies have started making plans to open their doors to travellers again.
Holidays abroad may not be on the cards just yet, but once we can, many countries will be ready to welcome us with open arms.
Here are 13 destinations that are reopening their borders tourists this June:
• Florida Keys
• Virgin Islands
• St Lucia
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Cancun, Tulum, and Riviera Maya – Mexico