Australia has already reacted to Omicron by pausing its next phase of border reopening.
The Asia Pacific region was found by the UNWTO report to be the least open to tourism.
Europe was the most open global region, but the next report may see this status changed with the range of new restrictions being put in place all over the continent.
The President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen tweeted: “The
EU Commission will propose, in close coordination with Member States, to activate the emergency brake to stop air travel from the southern African region due to the variant of concern B.1.1.529.”