The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, and tourism has been the worst affected of all major economic sectors. Against a backdrop of heightened uncertainty, up-to-date and reliable information is more important than ever, both for tourists and for the tourism sector.
- By cooperating closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), the lead UN agency for the management of this outbreak;
- by ensuring with WHO that health measures are implemented in ways that minimize unnecessary impact on international travel and trade;
- by standing in solidarity with affected countries; and
- by emphasizing tourism’s proven resilience and by standing ready to support recovery.