She told Reuters that some of the country’s regions must diversify their tourism-dependent economy after the pandemic. The state secretary predicted a rebound of international visits to happen by the third quarter of 2021, depending on the success of a COVID-19 vaccine, but it could take until 2023 for those to return to pre-pandemic record levels.
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