The New Age Tourist

Global lockdowns on travelling, economies, and sporting activities are beginning to reopen. This follows after the overwhelming majority couldn’t finally or mentally handle the associated burdens with social distancing. It’s prompted worldwide governments to start easing their restrictions, even though a COVID-19 Vaccine is far from being a reality. It’s now creating significant concerns regarding tourism and their associated risks.

Nations that maintain high GDPs won’t have to open their tourism markets for prolonged periods. It’ll be the poorer countries in rural areas that are considered unsafe who have to reopen. Locations like South Africa, Nigeria, Sudan, Columbia, Ecuador, Honduras, and other violent nations will open their tourism markets.

Some of these nations are already incorrectly reporting the active cases of COVID-19, causing some analysts to speculate if tourism campaigns will claim that the virus isn’t alive in their country. This would be an inevitable lie to boost national profits, with their respective public health institutions being nowhere near that of America’s or Canada’s. The World Health Organization and Centre for Disease Control have informed civilians it’s not safe to travel until a vaccine is released.

Avoid The Caribbean

The Caribbean is one area that immediately should be avoided. This tropical destination attracts hundreds of millions yearly across its various islands. However, the influx of tourism hasn’t made these nations wealthy, and they’re still considered some of the poorest worldwide. Hurricanes, Lack of Employment, Tsunami’s, and other phenomena have prompted this declining wealth.

Civilians in these nations are dependent on their government for protection. It’s why falsified advertising campaigns will be implored, with these politicians more concerned for their locals than international guests. The reason these Caribbean nations should be avoided is because their healthcare systems will be crippled. Under any possibility of acquiring the virus or any other medical conditions, the chances of receiving immediate assistance will be low. It won’t matter how much insurance coverage is provided; locals will be taken more seriously.

This doesn’t mean that Caribbean nations won’t return to their sense of normalcy in 24+ months. When the COVID-19 vaccine is found, manufactured, and distributed worldwide, civilians will once again engage with standard travelling protocols.

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