As per the latest global overview by UNWTO increasing number of travel destinations have started relaxing travel restrictions opening destinations for tourism. And European destinations are a way ahead among which have eased the lockdown restrictions and opened their boundaries for travel and tourism.
- 22% out of all the 48 destinations, which have eased the restrictions, 37 are European destinations.
These include 24 of the 26 Schenegen countries. The region-wise list includes 6 destinations in the Americas, 3 in Asia Pacific, and 2 in Africa.
- The latest research by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 22% of all destinations worldwide (48 destinations) have started to ease restrictions.
- At the same time, however, 65% of all destinations worldwide (141 destinations) continue to have their borders completely closed to international tourism.
Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General, UNWTO said: “The restart of tourism is of vital importance – for livelihoods, for businesses and for national economies. This latest overview of global travel restrictions shows that growing numbers of destinations are beginning to ease the restrictions they introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is being done in a responsible and measured way. However, this crisis is not over.
“UNWTO will continue to work with our Member States around the world to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and to ensure that, when the time is right, tourism can help drive a responsible and sustainable recovery.”