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El Salvador’s government plans to receive 700,000 visitors for the rest of 2020 to compensate for the economic harm caused by travel restrictions.
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has granted El Salvador the condition of safe tourism destination in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Tourism Ministry of the Central American nation.
"El Salvador is among the first countries in the region to obtain this seal of compliance with global protocols for the safe reactivation of tourism and the recovery of travelers' confidence," the Tourism portfolio said.
The Central American nation is the first to receive the approval of WTTC to resume tourism amid the pandemic. For other countries in the region, the international body only approved it for specific cities.
WTTC evaluated El Salvador's compliance with several requirements according to the standards established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international bodies.
#ElSalvador recibe sello de destino seguro para viajar en esta nueva normalidad, por parte del @WTTC World Travel & Tourism Council, gracias a los protocolos de bioseguridad diseñados para el sector turismo.