Tourism Industry Guidelines for COVID-19

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 10 June 2020

Tourism is a major driver of jobs and growth in many of our member countries. The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, and tourism has been the worst affected of all major economic sectors. Coordinated policy efforts both at international and national levels are needed in consultation with governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives. 

Guidelines and resources to support tourism businesses: 

Global Guidelines to Restart Tourism (UNWTO)

Tourism Policy Responses (OECD)

The impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector (ILO)

COVID-19 Information for Hoteliers (Caribbean Public Health Agency)

Operational considerations for COVID-19 management in the accommodation sector: interim guidance (WHO)

Sri Lanka Tourism Operational Guidelines with Health Protocols (SLTDA)

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