The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted countries at different times, in different ways, and in varying degrees. Yet, around the world, response to curb the pandemic has translated into national lockdowns and wide implementation of travel restrictions and shutdown of borders making tourism one of the hardest-hit sectors. The extensive and deep impact of COVID-19 on tourism coupled with the relevance of the sector to the economy and jobs requires strong support at national and international levels through the relevant institutions. This UNWTO briefing note offers an overview and analysis of the main measures adopted by countries to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in tourism and support recovery.
World Tourism Organization (2020), UNWTO Brieﬁng Note – Tourism and COVID-19, Issue 1 – How are countries supporting tourism recovery?, UNWTO, Madrid, DOI: https://doi.org/10.18111/9789284421893