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Almost Half Of Unesco’s World Heritage Sites Remain Close

Due to current pandemic, more than four out of ten of Unesco’s World Heritage sites remain closed according to UN body via the twitter account.

Based on a survey conducted by UNESCO, 71 countries have close their World Heritage sites within their borders entirely. On a normal basis, these cultural destinations are normally popular among tourist.

The closed sites mostly located in Central America and Asia; including Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Iran and the Gulf states while in the Pacific region, New Zealand is maintaining the closure of its listed while Australia has partially reopened their World Heritage sites.

The survey apparently wasn’t included since most European countries allow travellers to visit their sites except Spain, the UK, Ukraine and Romania only open part of their sites while Ireland remains closed.

Meanwhile, in Africa, the only countries to have greenlighted tourism to their World Heritage sites are Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola, Mali and Tunisia.


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