December 17. International travel to Bolivia has dropped by at least two thirds from the numbers of visitors in 2019 leading to local tour guides seeking out Bolivian clients to make ends meet.
In 2019 some 1.2 million foreign tourists visited the South American nation and only 300,00 to 400,00 have come in the year of the worldwide pandemic.
Today all of the Bolivian capital’s tourist attractions, as well as other tourist attractions around the country, are bereft of foreign tourists.
According to a recent study released by the World Tourism Organization, it is expected that Bolivia’s tourism industry will rebound again in 2024.
Bolivia has been particularly hard-hit by COVID-19, registering some 555,000 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 with 19,300 people losing their lives to the virus.
Source: R. Republica World