(WORLD ISRAEL NEWS) The rapid global spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) poses a threat to Israeli economy as a whole, but the harshest and most immediately hit sector is, undoubtedly, tourism.
One just has to look at the number of people crossing into Israel. In March 2019, some 60,000 people on average passed through Ben Gurion Airport each day.
This year on March 1, 52,000 travelers passed through the airport. On March 2, their number dropped to 46,000. Earlier this week, the daily number fell under 22,000, and it is expected to keep falling.
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