Only five countries in the world are completely open to tourists

Source : 112 Ukraine

As of February 1, 2021, 32% of all tourist destinations in the world are closed for international travel
20:42, 8 March 2021


Only five of the 217 countries and territories in the world are completely open to tourists. This is stated in the World Tourism Organization report.

Albania, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, North Macedonia and Tanzania are fully open to tourists.

In total, according to the WTO, as of February 1, 2021, 32% of all tourist destinations in the world are closed for international travel, 34% are partially closed, and only 2% (the above five countries) have canceled all restrictions related to coronavirus.

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Some countries (32% of destinations) require tourists to have tests with a negative result for coronavirus or undergo quarantine. This, according to experts, means that governments have become more flexible about the prospects for the recovery of the tourism industry, which is one of the worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It is indicated that the volume of international passenger traffic in 2020 fell by 74%.

As we reported, vaccination mistakes in the first quarter of 2021 threaten the European Union with a loss of about 100 billion euros in investment and threaten the second tourism season in a row.

The agency writes that vaccination failures in the EU are of concern to the world's largest investors. Investors note that the slow pace of business recovery (the service and tourism sectors in most EU countries remain largely closed due to quarantine measures) threaten to undermine the economic recovery. A one or two month delay in starting a business threatens the EU economy with a loss of 50 billion to 100 billion euros in lost profits.

European investment funds have been recording capital outflows for three weeks in a row, while Bank of America and the BlackRock Investment fund warned that the continued increase in the incidence of coronavirus in Europe could disrupt long-term strategies of investors, the agency said.

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