International law firm Bird & Bird launches an international tracker looking at the key issues hotels need to consider when re-opening in the face of COVID-19.
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the hotel sector is without precedent, with the industry being one of those hit hardest by the pandemic. The tracker provides an overview of the current requirements hotels must be aware of and government support available to the sector in various jurisdictions around the world.
For each country, the tracker summarises:
- Lockdown status, including whether the country is in lockdown and timelines for its easing
- Hospitality status, including whether hotels are permitted to open, social distancing measures and any requirements in relation to staff
- Hotel facilities status, including whether hotel, F&B and leisure facilities are open and any restrictions in place relating to these facilities
- Government support, including relief available for commercial tenants
The tracker currently covers Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, China, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, the UAE and the UK. It also provides details of the team's key contacts in each country who can assist clients with any further questions they may have, click here to contact the team and find out more.