Chapter 20 Government Travel Advisories
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- Tourism Health, Safety and Wellbeing in the New Normal, 2021
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Government travel advisories are important guides for citizens on risks applying to travellers when visiting international destinations. In essence they are an expression of a country's duty of care to its citizens when travelling internationally. Alternatively they are defined as an extra-territorial security measure for international travellers. Most governments issue travel advisories and until 2020 they were issued in the form of an advisory. The internet has enabled widespread dissemination of government travel advisories. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 heralded a major change in the approach of many governments to travel advisories. Health concerns about the spread of COVID-19 led to many countries imposing selective , or some cases total travel bans on international travel. These decisions, based the assessments of national health authorities led to many countries imposing selective, or in some cases total bans on international travel.
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