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Economic Survey 2022: Omicron poses threat to tourism, passenger traffic in near term

Economic Survey 2022: The travel restrictions in the early half of 2020-21 had halted the movement of Indian airlines and railways leading to a sharp fall in air and rail passenger traffic

January 31, 2022 / 02:37 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Illustration: Moneycontrol)

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Illustration: Moneycontrol)

The Economic Survey has warned that the new restrictions introduced across the globe due to the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus pose a threat to tourism as well as domestic passenger traffic in the near term.

"The trajectory of the tourism sector, especially international
tourism, remains uncertain,'' said the Economic Survey. ''The emergence of the Omicron variant and the consequential travel restrictions pose a threat to domestic passenger traffic in the near term,'' it added.

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The travel restrictions in the early half of 2020-21 had halted the movement of Indian airlines and railways leading to a sharp fall in air and rail passenger traffic, noted the Economic Survey.