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Rising Delta virus, absent Brits dampen Europe’s tourism hopes

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By Catarina Demony and Sarah Young LISBON/LONDON (Reuters) – While not a complete wash-out, the summer tourism season vital to southern Europe’s economies will be less than sizzling as the Delta coronavirus spreads and travel hurdles keep British and other sun-seekers at home. A European Union COVID-19 travel certificate launched on Thursday may help some make trips but arrivals to tourist hotspots from Portugal to Croatia are set to remain well down on normal levels, putting businesses and hospitality jobs at risk. “The recovery of tourism in Portugal has come to a halt,” Raul Martins, head o…

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