Panel Talks & Workshops
Impact of COVID Travel Restrictions on African Economies
- 11:30 am
15 July 2021
Online | Free
Zoom & Facebook
Covid has had a massive impact on Africa, but as much if not more from the economic as from the health consequences. A significant part of that impact has resulted from the closing down of international travel.
This event examines the consequences of the UK’s travel restrictions, and particularly the current traffic light system, on African countries and their economies, and asks what can be done about it.
The implications of those restrictions are far reaching not just the reduction in income from visiting tourists, but the consequences for conservation, the impact on communities that depend on this income, the resulting increase in poverty, the impact on African airlines and their supply chains, the reduction in business opportunities and inward investment for Africa, and the obstacles to students, academics, musicians, artists, and cultural industries of all kinds.
All these effects need to be considered in addition to the current data and modelling used in making the risk assessment of the pros and cons of re-opening travel to and from the continent. The event will provide the latest information and analysis to enable such a reassessment and help provide the support to Africa that is pledged in the recent G7 Communique.
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This event will be live streamed via Zoom and Facebook. The Zoom link will be sent out to all those registered.