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Portugal Holds Talks With Germany on ‘Air Corridor’ for Tourists

  • Government has also started discussions with the U.K.
  • Minister says flight restrictions within EU may end in June
The Praca do Comercio viewed from a deserted Rua Augusta in Lisbon, Portugal, in May.
The Praca do Comercio viewed from a deserted Rua Augusta in Lisbon, Portugal, in May.Photographer: Jose Sarmento Matos/Bloomberg

The Portuguese government said it’s in advanced talks with Germany about setting up an “air corridor” for tourists.

The government also started talks about this with the U.K. last week as it plans to attract tourists back to the country, Economy Minister Pedro Siza Vieira said at a parliamentary hearing in Lisbon on Tuesday. Countries are discussing how they can resume flights depending on the stage at which the coronavirus outbreak is being contained in different destinations, he said.