The responsible restart of tourism is underway around the world as growing numbers of destinations ease Covid-19 related travel restrictions and adapt to the new reality.
According to the latest analysis from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), some 40 per cent of all destinations worldwide have now eased the restrictions they placed on international tourism in response to the outbreak.
The agency has been monitoring global responses to the pandemic from the start of the crisis.
This latest outlook, recorded on July 19th, is up from 22 per cent of destinations that had eased restrictions on travel by June 15th and the three per cent previously observed by May 15th.
The figures confirm the trend of a slow but continuous adaptation and responsible restart of international tourism.
At the same time, however, 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 such as the partial closure of borders in place.
This latest edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, in addition, shows that 115 destinations (53 per cent of all destinations worldwide) continue to keep their borders completely…