The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) under the UN is developing protocols that will allow countries to open their borders to foreign travelers. This is stated in a statement by the organization’s secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili.
The UNWTO is developing a Home-to-Home document, which should ensure that tourists do not get COVID-19 while traveling. Moreover, all 159 member countries of the organization that want to open borders for tourists should use the protocol.
The protocol should completely formalize the behavior of travelers so that they do not become infected with the coronavirus. The document will indicate which taxi tourists can ride on, how to take seats on airplanes, what hygiene standards should be maintained in hotels, how to behave in museums, and go on public excursions.
In addition, the organization proposes to issue COVID passports, which will indicate when a person has had a coronavirus. Also, it can enter data on the well-being of the traveler.
The tourism sector is one of the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, since for several months the borders of most countries in the world have been closed, and international and domestic tourism has been completely stopped.