UN predicts tourism recovery after mass vaccinations
The global vaccination rollout and increased adoption of digital solutions for safe travel should lead to a rise in international mobility over the weeks and months ahead, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates.
"Those destinations that have higher rates of vaccination and where countries are able to work together on harmonized rules and protocols are better-placed to allow tourism to slowly return," the message reads.
It was noted that regional differences with regards to travel restrictions remain: 70% of all destinations in Asia and the Pacific are completely closed, compared with just 13% in Europe, as well as 20% in the Americas, 19% in Africa and 31% in the Middle East.
In most cases, travel restrictions continue to apply to fully vaccinated passengers (who have received two doses of an approved vaccine), though in others, all restrictions are lifted. UNWTO expects that this will significantly evolve over the coming weeks.