AP PHOTOS: Sunshine, espressos, shopping as Europe opens up
MADRID (AP) — Whether it’s German holidaymakers basking in Spain’s sunshine or Parisians renewing their love affair with their city, Monday’s border openings and further scrapping of restrictions offered Europeans a taste of the pre-coronavirus life that they have learned not to take for granted. Spain tested its tourism industry by allowing thousands of Germans to fly to its Balearic Islands without having to undergo a two-week quarantine. Cars were backed up for miles at the main border crossing between Greece and Bulgaria amid confusion over the crossing’s exact opening. Parisians enjoyed espresso indoors again at their favorite bistros and shoppers in England were allowed back into stores to rummage through racks the old-fashioned way.