According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), 40% of all destinations worldwide have now eased the restrictions they placed on international tourism in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report confirms the trend of a slow but continuous adaptation and responsible restart of international tourism.
Of the 87 destinations that have now eased travel restrictions, just four have completely lifted all restrictions, while 83 have eased them while keeping some measures in place, such as the partial closure of borders.
In addition, 115 destinations, representing 53% of all destinations worldwide, continue to keep their borders completely closed to tourists.
The report says that destinations with a higher dependency on tourism for employment, economic growth and development are more likely to be easing restrictions on travel. Around half (41) of the destinations that have eased restrictions are in Europe. Looking at the 115 destinations that continue to have their borders completely closed to international tourism, the report finds that a majority (88) have been completely closed their borders for international tourism for more than 12 weeks.
“The restart of tourism can be undertaken responsibly and in a way that safeguards public health while also supporting businesses and livelihoods,” says UNWTO secretary-general, Zurab Pololikashvili. “As destinations continue to ease restrictions on travel, international cooperation is of paramount importance.
This way, global tourism can gain people’s trust and confidence, essential foundations as we work together to adapt to the new reality we now face.”
To read the full UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, please see here.
more recommended stories
Prepare a delicious pumpkin syrup dessert for the Hanal Pixán Altar
MÉRIDA, Yucatán, (October 25, 2021).- On.
Mexican Sergio “Checo” Perez finished third at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas
F1: Perez endures ‘toughest race’ without.
Mexicans prepare “Day of the Dead” altars (VIDEO)
This tradition honors the dead Location:.
These are the vaccination rules in the U.S. for international travel reopening on Nov. 8
WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The.
Mexico tourism rates remain high
Following Mexico’s re-opening during COVID-19, the.
Mysterious places in Yucatán: Chichén Itzá ossuary, a connection with the underworld
MÉRIDA, Yucatán, (Ocotber 23, 2021).- The Chichén.
4-year-old bear had to be euthanized in Idaho
A 4-year-old grizzly was euthanized after.
Altars exhibition will return to the tourist corridor of Calle 59, in Campeche
CAMPECHE, (October 23, 2021) .- After canceling.
Guides will participate in “alternative tourist tianguis” in the park of Santa Ana in Mérida
They will offer new attractions to.
KFC restaurant in eastern Mérida catches fire
Mérida, Yucatán, (October 23, 2021).- This.