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Chilean government highlights reopening of Easter Island after two-year closure due to pandemic

Chilean President Gabriel Boric presided over a ceremony to reopen Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, and resume commercial air service to the island territory.

After two-year closure due to the pandemic, tourism-related economic activity can come back to the island.

"The reactivation of the tourism industry is fundamental to the country's economic recovery," Boric said at a ceremony in Santiago's Plaza de la Constitución next to La Moneda Palace.

"We know that we need to grow and that tourism is also a green industry that employs mostly women, that it is an industry . . .

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