Tourist Redeemer: The impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism sector in Brazil

Article published in the OECD

Luiz Gustavo Medeiros Barbosa, Executive Manager, at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) writes article for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The article explores the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism sector in Brazil. The interruption of international travel – with the travel restrictions in most countries of the world, and the adoption of social isolation measures to curb the contagion of the new coronavirus – led to the paralysis of the industry, making its operations unviable during this phase when only essential activities remained possible.

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