Visitation to protected areas in light of COVID-19: Input requested

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New guidance is being developed on behalf of the EU to help protected area authorities and park managers operate tourism safely in the wake of COVID-19.

The objectives of the guidance is to ensure that it:

  • Is based on sound data and advice from reputable sources
  • Provides clear linkages to national policies and directives
  • Highlights the importance of tourism in protected areas for visitors (e.g. Healthy Parks, Healthy People), for conservation and for local livelihoods
  • Provides guidance on safe visitation: information, infrastructure and practices
  • Includes examples of good practices
  • Shares links to further information and resources

If you are working on these issues – either from a tourism, protected areas or public health perspective –  and can assist with examples or resources – please get in touch.

Contact details: Dr Anna Spenceley – annaspenceley@gmail.com


Some current guidance for the operation of tourism in the wake of COVID-19:


For +700 resources already collected on this topic, please see my post of COVID 19 and sustainable tourism: Information resources, and links under ‘Ideas to help resilience and recovery.’

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