Spain on Sunday lifted its state of emergency imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reopening its borders to visitors from most of Europe and allowing British tourists in without having to quarantine.
Turkey's Mediterranean coasts and historic attractions face a critical week as the government presses to open borders and salvage at least part of a tourist season already battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: The white sand beaches are sparkling çlean and empty on the Caribbean coast.
Two Swiss conceptual artists are offering seven open-air "hotel rooms" this summer encompassing eastern Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Thais took in a movie and enjoyed foot massages in a welcome return on Monday to some pampering and popular pastimes as coronavirus restrictions further eased and new infection numbers remained low.
Rome's famed Colosseum reopened on Monday after a three-month coronavirus lockdown but only a few hundred people were expected at Italy's top tourism site.
One of Spain's most visited monuments, Alhambra Palace in southern Spain reopened its doors on Wednesday after a three-month closure due to the virus.
Against the vivid backdrop of a giant aquarium filled with sharks, manta rays and other aquatic life, a Yoga group on Thursday performed side planks, chair poses and lunges, their arms outstretched to the ceiling.
The fire started last Sunday and spread over some 95 square kilometres (36.7 square miles) without causing any fatalities on the mountain, which rises 5,895 metres (19,300 feet) above sea level, TANAPA revealed.