world tourism reopening

According to the UNWTO (The World Tourism Organization), more destinations than not have begun to ease travel restrictions from their heights, from an international tourism perspective. As of November 1, 2020, 152 nations have eased international travel restrictions and allowed tourists to cross into their borders. On the flip side, 59 reported countries have chosen to keep their borders closed to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

“The lifting of travel restrictions is essential to drive our wider recovery from the social and economic impacts of the pandemic,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. “Governments have an important part to play in giving data-led and responsible travel advice and in working together to lift restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Easing travel restrictions are happening most frequently in Europe, and least frequently in Asia.

Stay tuned for further updates.