Foreign tourism in Chile drops 92.6% in first quarter of 2021
Monday, May 3rd 2021 – 08:45 UTC
Tourism Undersecretary José Luis Uriarte explained that such a low figure was to be expected
Foreign tourism in Chile registered a 92.6% drop year-to-year in the first quarter of 2021, according to a study published Sunday bu the journal Barómetro del Turismo (Tourism Barometer), released by the government’s Tourism Undersecretariat and the National Tourism Service (Sernatur).
The report showed that 79,990 visitors arrived in the country during the stage, compared to 1,077,102 in the first three months of 2020.
Tourism Undersecretary José Luis Uriarte explained that such a low figure was to be expected given the context of the Covid-19 pandemic that continues to affect the world. He added that over 60 percent of world destinations remain totally or partially closed and restrictions on the entry of foreign visitors persist as a measure to control the spread of the virus.
Uriarte was also quoted as saying that it was expected that the vaccination process, the generation of consensual protocols and the lifting of sanitary restrictions can lead to the beginning of a recovery of travel in the second half of the year…