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Number of tourists visiting Azerbaijan in June 2021 disclosed

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 10

By Chingiz Safarli – Trend:

Some 57,636 tourists had arrived in Azerbaijan from June 10 to July 3, 2021, the State Tourism Agency of the country told Trend.

Top ten countries from which tourists entered Azerbaijan:

1. Russia – 22,907 people;

2. Turkey – 15,906 people;

3. Iran – 6,353 people;

4. Georgia – 3,920 people;

5. Ukraine – 1,637 people;

6. Denmark – 1,216 people;

7. UK – 698 people;

8. Belarus – 473 people;

9. Switzerland – 434 people;

10. Germany – 401 people.

Baku hosted four Euro 2020 matches (Wales vs Switzerland, Turkey vs Wales, Switzerland vs Turkey within group stage and the Czech Republic vs Denmark quarterfinal match), and in this regard, the number of incoming tourists has increased.

Read more here >>> Trend – News from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran and Turkey.

Britons visiting Balearics will see tighter restrictions today -including limit on alcohol

The new restrictions apply to the areas of Magaluf, in Mallorca, and Sant Antoni, in Ibiza, two of the locations with more British tourists. The move comes after the islands welcomed a flood of Britons last week.

The areas of Magaluf, in Mallorca, and Sant Antoni, in Ibiza, are now considered “red zones” due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

The Balearic Islands, which include Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, were added to the UK’s green list during the last traffic light system review.

That means Britons can go on holiday without having to quarantine on their return.

Although it was considered a “safe area” for its low rate of COVID-19 cases, a spike has now been reported.

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– The number of people who can sit at a table in a bar or similar is limited to ten outdoors and six indoors

– Capacity limits of 100 indoors and 200 outdoors

– A curfew at 2am

– Free alcohol in all-inclusive hotels limited to meal times.

– Shops in these areas cannot sell alcohol between 9.30pm and 8am.

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Tourism minister Iago Negueruela said the measures, which comes only a week after British holidaymakers began to arrive in the Balearics, are in order to contain the spread of the virus.

The islands have seen their average case rate double in 10 days to 300 per 100,000.

The small island of Formentera has the highest at 109 – the UK average case rate is 184.

The main cause for this spike in cases is believed to be thousands of students who visited the islands on school trips last week, with over 20,000 returning home infected.

Due to the mass COVID-19 outbreak, Britons could see the Balearic Islands moving to amber soon.

The islands were added to the UK’s green “watchlist”, which means they can become amber without notice if there is a spike of COVID-19 cases in the region.

According to the traffic light system, the Balearics are “most at risk” of being downgraded to “amber” at short notice.

Portugal, which was added to the green list in May, saw thousands of tourists rushing to get home after it was moved to the amber list with very short notice.

Read more here >>> Daily Express

Why Austin FC thinks the atmosphere at Q2 Stadium will ‘intimidate’ visiting teams

Author Harley Tamplin
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Why Austin FC thinks the atmosphere at Q2 Stadium

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It sits silent in April – but come June 19, Q2 Stadium is expected to be rocking to the rhythm of Austin FC’s fans.

The brand new 20,500-seat stadium has been designed with the matchday atmosphere in mind.

There’s the 3,500-seat supporters’ section – the main stand emblazoned with ATX – where the fans’ music group La Murga will be heard throughout the 90 minutes.

The seats were designed to be close to the pitch, Austin FC president Andy Loughnane said, while the stands are steep, feeling almost on top of the players.

The idea? To make Q2 Stadium a fortress for Major League Soccer’s newest club.

The main stand, where the most vocal supporters will enjoy the games (Picture: KXAN)

“We want to create what we would classify as an intimidating matchday atmosphere,” Loughnane said.

“There’s some things that have been done to allow for amplified sound, certainly getting people close proximity to the field and I think ultimately those are things that can be turned into homefield advantage,” he added.

Loughnane said it was important for the club that the fans feel “close to the action,” and he thinks people who watch their first ever soccer match at Q2 Stadium this year are in for a surprise.

“Anybody who hasn’t had a chance to experience soccer before is going to be remarkably surprised with the passion, the energy, the pulse of our supporter group and what they deliver in the way of a fan experience that just isn’t available anywhere else in Austin,” he said.

“When you’re here for a match, you’re going to hear La Murga which is the band that will be present for the entirety of the 90-minute match.

Pitchside at Q2 Stadium (Picture: KXAN)

“There will probably be some percussion, there will probably be some horns. There probably will be a bit of bongo.” That has to make the Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey excited.

Of course, that’s only going to happen once it is safe to allow a large crowd into the stadium, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Loughnane repeated his desire to have a “large crowd” at Q2 Stadium from the first match, but acknowledged that it’s still too early to make a call.

He said the club will continue to monitor factors such as the hospitalization rate and vaccination rate before finally making a call in May about the curtain-raiser against the San Jose Earthquakes on June 19.

“The trajectory inside our city is strong, but let’s see what we’re like in mid to late May,” he said.

“We are targeting a large crowd providing that all of the guidelines and safety indicators allow us to have that large crowd, but it is our intent to have a large crowd for June 19 at Q2 Stadium,” Loughnane added.