Coronavirus pandemic opens the door to the age of travel restrictions

They note that travel restrictions don’t have benefits, except in the first few weeks – but opinion polls say 80+ of those surveyed mistakenly think borders should remain closed, indefinitely.

International arrivals were down 73% globally in 2020, and won’t fully recover for years.

Source: Coronavirus pandemic opens the door to the age of travel restrictions – Axios

One third of travel destinations remained closed.

One third have re-opened (but may have restrictions).

One third require a negative Covid-19 test for entry (apparently even if vaccinated). Another third require negative Covid-19 tests and additional quarantine steps.

Destinations that would normally have 44% of all international travel have government policies in place asking avoidance of all international travel.

It is now thought to be 2023 or 2024 before global travel may return to pre-pandemic levels.