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International tourism still strongly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in 2021

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The COVID-19 crisis continued to have a major impact on the tourism sector in 2021. After the shock of 2020, there was still no return to the pre-pandemic situation. The number of people travelling remained well below 2019 levels. Revenue (foreign visitors to Switzerland) in the tourism balance increased to CHF 10.1 billion, standing at 43.9% below its 2019 level. At the same time, expenditure (Swiss residents travelling abroad) rose by 13.4% but remained 43% below the level recorded in 2019. In the final analysis, the balance of tourism was negative at –CHF 605 million, according to initial estimates from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). . Download press release: International tourism still strongly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in 2021

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The COVID-19 crisis continued to have a major impact on the tourism sector in 2021. After the shock of 2020, there was still no return to the pre-pandemic situation. The number of people travelling remained well below 2019 levels. Revenue (foreign visitors to Switzerland) in the tourism balance increased to CHF 10.1 billion, standing at 43.9% below its 2019 level. At the same time, expenditure (Swiss residents travelling abroad) rose by 13.4% but remained 43% below the level recorded in 2019. In the final analysis, the balance of tourism was negative at –CHF 605 million, according to initial estimates from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
International tourism still strongly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in 2021

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