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Lisbon, Jul 9 (EFE) .- (Camera: Paula Fernández and Nacho Ballesteros) There is still no queue at the Elevador da Glória or crowded terraces, but little by little tourists are returning to Lisbon. Everything is ready to welcome travellers amid the pandemic: the terraces, the disinfectants and the "Clean & Safe" stamp, launched by Portugal's tourism sector to identify establishments that comply with hygiene protocols. FOOTAGE OF LISBON AND THE CARCAVELOS BEACH.SOUNDBITES OF JOSÉ, CAFE MANAGER, ANDRÉ MOREIRA, WORKER AT THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF PORTUGUESE SARDINES, AND OF JIM, (IN ENGLISH) BELGIAN TOURIST. Translations:José: "This year there are much fewer tourists, much fewer Spaniards. Normally we are used to having many Spaniards. But tourism, in general, is down by around 90%." André Moreira: "After COVID it has been complicated, difficult to manage because we were a shop used to constant movement and a lot of customer flow and suffered an abrupt change with COVID. But deep down we are optimistic that soon it will change. You already see some difference with the opening of borders, both with Spain and the rest of Europe, you can see more people on the street and the shop is doing better."

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