Tourism bureau predicts fewer visitors
Courtesy of ICRT
The Tourism Bureau expects fewer than one million visitors will come to Taiwan this year.
Tourism Bureau Director Zhang Xi-cong says after Taiwan put in place strict border restrictions in March last year, only 20,000 travellers entered Taiwan per month.
Zhang says those restrictions will not be lifted any time soon as the pandemic is still raging on in many countries, adding that we will see even fewer foreign travellers here this year.
He says even if they do come, their purpose will not be for sightseeing.
Last year some 1.38 million visitors came to Taiwan, compared with 11.8 million in 2019.
As for travel bubbles, Zhang says the few countries that practice it, like Australia and New Zealand, have halted the measure due to a spike in virus cases.