UNWTO has welcomed the end of the public health emergency phase for COVID-19 with a summary analysis of the travel restrictions introduced in response to the pandemic.
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Omicron travel restrictions discourage Europeans from travelling
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UNWTO: Blanket travel restrictions don’t work
UNWTO has welcomed the call of its sister UN agency WHO for restrictions on travel to be lifted or eased.
UNWTO calls against blanket travel restrictions
Countries from all global regions expressed their solidarity with Southern African states, calling for the immediate lifting of travel bans imposed on specific countries and for freedom of international travel to be upheld.
Omicron threatens hotel performance recovery
Indications are that future hotel bookings, meetings, and other hotel-related activity will be impacted by the presumed expectation of future travel impediments, whether self-imposed, company-imposed, or government-mandated.
WTTC calls for borders to remain open and safe travel to continue
“Closing borders will not prevent the spread of new variants. The latest variant is increasingly being detected in countries around the world.”
New COVID-19 surges keep travel restrictions in place
One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of COVID-19 impact the restart of international tourism.