Tourist flows, geopolitics and covid-19: When international tourists are transmission vectors
Tourism affects the territory through the movement of people. Travel restrictions applied to curb COVID-19 by almost all countries have practically paralyzed international flows and tourism activity. This article analyzes the measures against the coronavirus and compares them with the measures adopted in the context of the health alerts provoked by SARS, MERS or H1N1. In this way, it is explained that the recent measures can alter the world tourist map and impact the most mobility dependent destinations, leading to a more uncertain tourist future than ever.