Kristina Velichkovska – International Balkan University, North Macedonia

Besnik Mustafa – University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Bojan Georgievski – Tilburg University, Netherlands

Economic impact;
North Macedonia



As a result of closed borders, limited mobility, and social distancing, tourism is one of the first and most severely affected economic sectors during pandemics. Considering the characteristics of Covid-19 in terms of speed of spread and the consequences it has on human health, it was the most serious crisis that the tourism industry has faced so far. To prevent the spread of the vi­rus, many countries implemented border lockdowns which disrupted life and caused a severe economic downturn. The restrictive measures caused a signif­icant decline in economic activity and brought tourism to an abrupt halt. This paper estimates the impact of Covid-19 on tourism and contributes to a better understanding of the effects of COVID-19 on tourism in North Macedonia and the required response in different sectors at various scales.

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Velichkovska, K., Mustafa, B., & Georgievski, B. (2022). Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on the Tourism Industry in North Macedonia. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2022: Vol 8. Selected papers (pp. 95-102). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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