What to Expect as Europe Reopens

Europe to Reopen

Just when you thought you were doomed to a hermit’s life, the world begins to reopen! Of course, caution is still needed and ‘open’ does not mean pre-Covid norms.

Luís Araújo, president of the European Travel Commission, emphasized in a statement that safety and security are still priorities. He also said that travelers should check national tourism office websites for information about rules from country to country. Try the Re-Open E.U. app or Visit Europe website to start.

Expect that you will need to make advance reservations for popular tourist sites. That means that advance planning and research is an absolute must. For example, everyone visiting the Louvre must book a time slot for their visit, and all payments at the museum must be made with a credit card.

For more details that will help you plan a safe trip, check out the Washington Post’s article here.

Travelers will certainly navigate post-COVID Europe with more confidence if they learn a language such as French or Spanish. Imagine how much less time it will take to ask a stranger for directions while wearing a mask and standing a few feet away! Another huge bonus is that you will enjoy deeper travel experiences.

Check out our schedule of upcoming classes here.

What Our Students Are Saying

“Travelling with the Language Learning Institute is a wonderful experience! The groups are small, there is a lot of variety, and the trips are flexible enough that you can break away and do your own thing for a while if you want. I have never really wanted to do that, though, because the planned activities are so interesting. I have been on two trips on which I learned a lot about the different regions of France and even Belgium. The trip cost includes five or so sessions before the trip in which we learn about what we are going to experience and in which we learn a little of the language so that we can at least order in French. There is also a wine and cheese party in which we sample the products of the regions we are going to visit and in which we get to know our trip mates better. I would recommend the Learn French and Travel trips to anyone, but particularly for those who want to visit a country in a way that combines the security of a group with the flexibility to do your own thing!”

— Karen Watkins (Schenectady, NY)

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