Beaches, nightclubs? Europe mulls how to get tourists back

AYIA NAPA, Cyprus (AP) — Southern Europe is trying to figure out how to entice tourists to come back even while the coronavirus remains a threat. In places where tourism accounts for much of the economy, officials are weighing changes in how hotels, resorts and nightclubs operate. The reforms are designed to curb the spread of the disease and give travelers the confidence to go on vacation again. On the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, one idea being considered is asking tourists to take a COVID-19 test prior to their arrival. Other proposals include disinfecting luggage, putting reception desks behind plexiglass screens and dressing cleaning staff in full protective gear.