France fell 30% until 40% in tourist arrivals after the outbreak of coronavirus with “significant effect” French economy, said Finance Minister Bruno Lemer..……
The outbreak of coronavirus has brought major blow to tourism in France, and overshadowing the economic outlook of the French economy, says French finance minister, Bruno Lemer. "We have fewer tourists in France, 30% with 40% less than expected ", said Mr.. Lemer in an interview on CNBC, on the sidelines of a meeting of central bankers and Finance Ministers of G20, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
"This, course will have a major impact on the French economy ", admitted Mr.. Lemer.
The outbreak of coronavirus appeared in late 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has since caused nearly 2.500 deaths in China and has spread to other countries.
Amid restrictions on travel and transport and cancellations, the demand for air travel has fallen, leading to the cancellation of more than 200.000 flight. France is one of the countries with the most traffic worldwide. According to the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, 89,4 million. tourists visited 2018 France and tourism accounts for almost 8% of GDP of the country.
Alongside, France attracts around 2,7 million. Chinese tourisets annually, "This year will not be the same ', admitted the Frenchman MOF.