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Coronavirus: Hévíz Thermal Bath Re-opens

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.11.

The thermal bath of Hévíz, a popular tourist destination, re-opened on the weekend, attracting hundreds of guests, local government officials said on Monday.

Most hotels in the spa town will re-open between mid-May and the second week of June, strictly keeping to coronavirus-related rules and regulations, a chief advisor to the mayor told a press conference.

Ninety percent of tourists with plans to visit Hévíz stand ready to travel right away, Orsolya H Horváth said, citing an online survey conducted with a sample of 4,500 people.

“This justifies that health tourism could become a shock-resistant sector,” she said.

Mayor Gábor Papp said the city was getting an increasing number of inquiries for visiting Hévíz from abroad, mostly from Czech, Slovak, Slovenian and German guests, but also from Russia.

Hévíz has Europe’s largest thermal lake and has been attracting several Russian guests.

Featured photo illustration by György Varga/MTI