EU COVID-19 Passports, Vaccines Helped European Tourism Recovery
Widespread use of COVID-19 certificates and successful vaccine roll-outs helped tourism in the European Union recover faster from the coronavirus pandemic than elsewhere in the world in the third quarter of 2021, a U.N. report said on Monday. International tourist arrivals rose 58% around the world between July and September compared to the same period in 2020, the U.N. World Tourism Organisation barometer said, though this was 64% below the same, pre-pandemic period in 2019. Europe recorded the best relative performance in this period, with international arrivals 53% down compared with the same summer season in 2019.
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