Spanish resorts languish while Madrid hosts Europe’s parties

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Spanish resorts languish while Madrid hosts Europe’s parties

Tourists and locals have drinks at a bar in downtown Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 26, 2021. With its policy of open bars and restaurants – indoors and outdoors – and by keeping museums and theaters running even when outbreaks have strained hospitals, Madrid has built a reputation as an oasis of fun in Europe’s desert of restrictions. Other Spanish regions have a stricter approach to entertainment. Even sunny coastal resorts offer a limited range of options for the few visitors that started to arrive, coinciding with Easter week, amid a set of contradictory European travel rules.
Tourists stand on a beach during sunset at the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Efforts in Spain to restart tourism activity is drawing a mixed picture due to a patchwork of national, regional and European rules on travel that is confusing both tourists and their hosts.
Local people play their instruments as they gather at a public park in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Tourists enjoy the beach at the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, Monday, March 29, 2021. Efforts in Spain to restart tourism activity is drawing a mixed picture due to a patchwork of national, regional and European rules on travel that is confusing both tourists and their hosts.
Two women meet at Palma de Mallorca Airport on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Efforts in Spain to restart tourism activity is drawing a mixed picture due to a patchwork of national, regional and European rules on travel that is confusing both tourists and their hosts.
Policeman patrols in downtown Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 26, 2021. With its policy of open bars and restaurants – indoors and outdoors – and by keeping museums and theaters running even when outbreaks have strained hospitals, Madrid has built a reputation as an oasis of fun in Europe’s desert of restrictions. Other Spanish regions have a stricter approach to entertainment. Even sunny coastal resorts offer a limited range of options for the few visitors that started to arrive, coinciding with Easter week, amid a set of contradictory European travel rules.

Spanish resorts languish while Madrid hosts Europe’s parties

Tourists and locals have drinks at a bar in downtown Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 26, 2021. With its policy of open bars and restaurants – indoors and outdoors – and by keeping museums and theaters running even when outbreaks have strained hospitals, Madrid has built a reputation as an oasis of fun in Europe’s desert of restrictions. Other Spanish regions have a stricter approach to entertainment. Even sunny coastal resorts offer a limited range of options for the few visitors that started to arrive, coinciding with Easter week, amid a set of contradictory European travel rules.
Tourists stand on a beach during sunset at the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Efforts in Spain to restart tourism activity is drawing a mixed picture due to a patchwork of national, regional and European rules on travel that is confusing both tourists and their hosts.
Local people play their instruments as they gather at a public park in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Tourists enjoy the beach at the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, Monday, March 29, 2021. Efforts in Spain to restart tourism activity is drawing a mixed picture due to a patchwork of national, regional and European rules on travel that is confusing both tourists and their hosts.
Two women meet at Palma de Mallorca Airport on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Efforts in Spain to restart tourism activity is drawing a mixed picture due to a patchwork of national, regional and European rules on travel that is confusing both tourists and their hosts.
Policeman patrols in downtown Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 26, 2021. With its policy of open bars and restaurants – indoors and outdoors – and by keeping museums and theaters running even when outbreaks have strained hospitals, Madrid has built a reputation as an oasis of fun in Europe’s desert of restrictions. Other Spanish regions have a stricter approach to entertainment. Even sunny coastal resorts offer a limited range of options for the few visitors that started to arrive, coinciding with Easter week, amid a set of contradictory European travel rules.
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