Germans opt for staycations as virus fears linger

A couple sits in front of the sea at the seaside resort of Binz. Amid the pandemic, Germans are forgoing summer holidays abroad. – AFP pic, May 23, 2020.

GERMANS usually love their sun-soaked summer holidays abroad. But fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections have prompted a new holiday destination of choice – their home country.

On a recent public holiday, it was only 17 degrees Celsius in the seaside resort of Binz on the island of Ruegen.

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