[ Singapore, SINGAPORE ] Beachgoer Eugenia Yip gestures towards a plane headed for Changi Airport in Singapore, August 27, 2020. “I didn’t quite realise how good we had it until our privilege to travel got taken away by the pandemic. I miss having the freedom of mobility,” says the 32-year-old musician. Global tourism is facing what is probably its greatest challenge in modern history as countries worldwide shut their borders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For those desperate for a getaway, domestic flights and cruises to nowhere have taken off to great fanfare. But these voyages also serve as a painful reminder of better days past, and the fact that beyond this pandemic, international travel will likely never quite be the same as it once was.