Ethiopia Disinfecting Ancient Tourism Sites for Post-Covid-19 World


Ethiopian government considered seriously the recent report of Forbes that Ethiopia will be one of the top post-Covid-19 tourist destinations. And it has started disinfecting destinations during the time the country is in a heavy fight against the pandemic.

According to the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting report the infection mission has started at the National Museum. ┬áThe museum facility and each heritage underwent disinfection processes.” listed Ethiopia among the countries which have the potential to become major tourist destinations in the post-Covid-19 world. ‘Rich history, spectacular natural sites, the national cuisine surely will propel this nation to stardom, ‘ reads the report.

The experience in Ethiopia is that “everybody should take part at least once in their life.” reads the Forbes report.

According to prime minister Abiy, Ethiopia makes it to the list as a result of the works the government has made in the past two years around Addis Ababa. Addressing the parliament on Monday he said that a completed park at Entoto Mountain in the corner of Addis Ababa; the River project being undertaken that cross passes the city; and more made Ethiopia the best tourist destination when the pandemic is over.

Infection cases of coronavirus surpassed 2 thousand in Ethiopia this week and 60 percent of the total cases had been confirmed in the past ten days. While fighting against the pandemic the government has started preparations for the world after coronavirus.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism planned to disinfect ancient places like Gondar Fasiledes, The Wall of Harar, and Lalibela, in addition to the National Museum. And the ministry will post notifications at the tourism locations that notify tourists the places are disinfected.

According to prime minister Abiy, Covid-19 will cause a three percent decrease from the government’s planned economic growth this year. Boosting the income from tourism becomes among the measures the government is taking to rebound from the economic crisis in the post-Covid-19.