Thinking of vacation? One in three tourist destinations remains closed

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In addition to mandatory PCR testing in several countries, 69 of the 217 destinations worldwide (32%) remain completely closed to international tourists

One in three destinations worldwide remains completely closed to tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, mainly in Asia and Europe, the World Tourism Organization (WTO) said on Monday (8).

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Despite the fact that last year countries began to relax restrictions, the emergence of new variants of the virus and “the persistent seriousness of the epidemiological situation led governments to take a more cautious approach,” said the WTO in a statement.

At the beginning of February, 69 of the 217 destinations worldwide (32%) remained completely closed to international tourists, 30 of them in Asia and the Pacific, 15 in Europe and 11 in Africa, according to the Madrid-based UN body.

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