Getting Back on their Feet: Taiwan’s Tourism Industry in Face of Pandemic

Taiwan has had strict border controls ever since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, which led to travel restrictions making overseas travel almost impossible. The tourism industry was one of the first industries to face the devastating impact of the pandemic. According to statistics released by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, more than 168 travel agencies had been shut down in 2020 and 2021, and over 10 thousand employees were laid off.