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Because the COVID-19 scenario evolves, the World Tourism Group (UNWTO) observes that full or partial journey restrictions have been – and proceed to be – launched the world over. These selections are made with public well being as the first concern.

This pandemic impacts each degree of society and we stand by these affected in these instances. The impression of the pandemic on already slowing economies has made tourism notably weak, changing into the toughest hit sector thus far. With 80% of the sector made up of small and medium-sized enterprises, tens of millions of livelihoods on the earth are left weak.


Placing individuals first

Folks and their wellbeing should come first! UNWTO continues to work carefully with the World Well being Group (WHO) to additional a collaborative response to COVID-19. Following a high-level assembly at WHO headquarters in Geneva (10 March), we collectively underscore the significance of worldwide cooperation and robust management in these tough instances.

This can be a shared problem and everyone should be a part of the answer. Anybody travelling, whether or not for important humanitarian missions, important enterprise or to maintain provide chains functioning, has a responsibility of care to themselves and others. There could be no excuses and no exceptions as individuals world wide reside as much as their duties. When you do journey, keep protected and comply with the present easy however efficient pointers.

UNWTO operations

UNWTO has carried out public well being protocols based mostly on WHO suggestions and we’re carefully following the measures launched by the federal government of Spain, our host nation. All UNWTO occasions deliberate till 30 April have been suspended and might be rescheduled, based mostly on the newest knowledgeable suggestions.

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Dwelling as much as our social duty, and caring for the protection and wellbeing of their households, UNWTO personnel might be working from dwelling till the top of March, and we stay totally operational throughout these extraordinary instances.

Keep dwelling – however journey tomorrow!

Tourism is uniquely positioned to lead future restoration. Our sector will present the jobs individuals must bounce again and can drive financial progress that can assist complete communities and nations to recuperate.

However for now, we should be affected person and stand prepared.

By staying dwelling at the moment, we are able to journey tomorrow. And travelling tomorrow will assist jobs, have a good time tradition and promote worldwide friendship and understanding.


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