EU’s Breton sees similar summer tourist season to last year

FILE PHOTO: Tourists are seen at the Caffe Quadri at St. Mark’s Square a day before Italy and neighbouring EU countries open up borders for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak hit the country, in Venice, Italy June 14, 2020. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

PARIS (Reuters) – European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Sunday that he hopes Europe will have a summer tourist season “comparable to last year”, supported by mass vaccination against COVID-19.

Breton, who heads the EU executive’s vaccine task force, reiterated on RTL radio and TV channel LCI that the EU should deliver enough COVID-19 vaccines by mid-July to allow the bloc to reach collective immunity.

Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Alex Richardson

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