Europe reopens borders amid worst global recession in memory

PARIS (AP) — The world faces the worst global recession in nearly a century, a key economic body warns, while in Europe, restrictions to fight the spread of coronavirus portend for a bleak summer tourism season even as more nations announced plans to welcome visitors. Beginning June 16, Austria will open up to all European neighbors with the exception of Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Britain, meaning that visitors from 31 countries will no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine. But that’s hoping people have money to spend. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday that the pandemic would leave “long-lasting scars,” including lower living standards, high unemployment and weak investment.