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Danish coronakrise: 1.9 million fewer turistovernatninger in may

There were 1.9 million fewer nights in may, when Denmark was closed to tourists because of the outbreak of coronavirus, than the year before.

This corresponds to a decrease of 59 percent, the information from Statistics Denmark.

In the middle of march the Danish borders closed to tourists in order to restrict the infection with the corona virus.

15. June is, however, opened partially, and may was the last full month of closed borders for tourists.

the Worst of it went in may out of the hostels and the hotels, where the number of nights spent decreased by 86 and 85 percent.

At the campsites there were, by contrast, only a decrease of 15 percent, while in the marinas was an increase of six percent in may.

Compared with april, was there in may an increase in overnight stays of almost 57 percent, when adjusted for normal seasonal variations.

In april was the level however, the 'extraordinarily low' because of the decommissioning of the society, notes, Statistics Denmark.

15. June opened the borders for tourists from Norway, Iceland and Germany, and since they were opened for travelers from several countries.

Visitors must, however, come from countries that meet objective criteria before they can be allowed to enter as tourists.

Among other things, to the number of coronasmittede be less than 20 per 100,000 capita in their country.

Despite the hard months see the summer out to be good for Danish holiday homes.

At the end of June was booked 380.000 weeks in the holiday homes for the rest of 2020, which is 18 percent more than last year.

This is due, in particular, that the danes have booked twice as many husuger as last year.

Bookingerne is, however, probably not enough to offset the loss of room nights in the first six months, assess the Statistics Denmark.

In the Danish Industry points out that the tourism industry is still struggling with the consequences of virusudbruddet.

- even Though we are so small on the road on vacation, and many danes are choosing to holiday in Denmark, so fighting large parts of the profession - in the middle of what should be their peak season - still with very low visitor numbers.

- the Requirement for six nights, keeps, unfortunately a lot of tourists away from the cities, and it hurts on hotels, attractions, museums, and restaurants, write Sune K. Jensen, head of the tourism and experiences in a comment.

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