- 12 May 2020 7:46 AM
- Hungary Matters
For now swimming is only allowed in the lake, with a maximum of 750 guests at a time to comply with health and safety rules and visitors are only given every fifth locker to ensure the required safety distancing.
There are available beauty treatments, massages and other services, but the weight-bath does not yet operate since the covered area is not open yet.
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.
Fully 90% 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 shows that health tourism could become a shock-resistant sector,” she said.
Mayor Gábor Papp said the town was getting an increasing number of inquiries from abroad, mostly from Czech, Slovak, Slovenian and German guests, but also from Russia. Hévíz is Europe’s largest thermal lake and attracts many Russian visitors.