National tourism strategies during the Covid-19 pandemic

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•The note compares and synthesizes six national Covid-19 exit strategies for tourism.•Only 8% of the recommendations proposed by the UNWTO (2020) were fully implemented.•Italy adopted relatively more recommendations than the other countries studied.•Exit strategies tend to be short-term, local solutions.•Exit strategies differ from country to country and are not evidence-based policies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103076
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Early online date19 Oct 2020
StatePublished - Jul 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was conducted through The National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness and funded by Israel Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel.


  • Covid-19
  • Evidence-based policy
  • National tourism strategies
  • Strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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