Maas announced abolition of 2020 holiday season

There will be no summer holiday season in 2020 against the background of coronavirus spreading in the world. This was announced on Tuesday, April 21, by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas after talks with his colleagues from Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.

“There will be no normal holiday season with full beach bars and snack bars in the mountains this summer, it would be irresponsible,” TV station n-tv quoted him as saying.

Mass also expressed hope that the state borders would be opened as soon as possible. At the same time, he added that due to the coronavirus in Germany, all major events have been canceled until the end of August.

Earlier this day, European Commissioner for Home Market Affairs Thierry Breton on BFM expressed his opinion that due to the coronavirus pandemic Europe could keep its borders closed until summer.