The impact of the corona virus that emerged since the end of 2019 did not only affect health. The economies of various countries were also affected. The tourism industry is one of them.
Although China has made many efforts to prevent the spread of the corona virus from Wuhan, case after case has been found in other countries. This causes people to be more afraid to travel. The flight was quiet and the country isolated so it looked like it was isolated.
Some countries such as the United States even impose travel bans to slow the spread of the corona virus. President Trump has imposed a 30-day travel ban for Europe.
The United States Department of Homeland Security announced that all types of travel to the United States were not permitted because of the corona virus. This regulation applies to those who are in Europe 14 days before their scheduled departure to the United States.
Except for the United Kingdom, these European countries are Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland , Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
This ban was enacted because cases of the corona virus in Europe were getting worse. In Italy, for example, there are already around 10,000 sufferers and 650 deaths. This condition places Italy as the second most corona virus sufferer country after China.
Many trips to Europe were canceled. Airlines claimed significant losses and airline ticket reservations decreased by 50%.