International tourism has been strongly hit by COVID19 - with a 70% drop for the first eight first months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Domestic tourism has compensated part of these negative economic effects in some countries.
The latest World Tourism Barometer by UNWTO states that international tourism dropped in 70% for the first eight months of 2020 compared to the same period of last year. This is a result of the strong travel restrictions that have been implemented worldwide to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The UNWTO highlights the measure taken by different countries to safely restart tourism: setting hygiene and safety protocols, developing travel corridors or bubbles, and the promotion of domestic tourism.