I am a passionate traveler who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had to cancel her trip to the township of Palomino in the department of Guajira in Colombia. It has not been easy for me (and I am sure that for none of you it hasn't been either) having to be subjected to this constant confinement in which to go shopping at the supermarket you must first abide and go out only on days when the municipal government allows you to do so depending on the end of your ID number or your sex and not to mention the curfews. It is well known that many ignore these security measures, but I am sure that you are not one of them ... or are you?
In short, all this situation has raised my concern as to what will happen to tourism once the quarantine is over and everything returns to "normal". I am sure that the use of face masks and antibacterial gel will remain among the preventive measures that travelers will continue practicing, and it is the wisest thing to do. This pandemic has shown us how vulnerable we can be to an unknown virus. However, we must not allow this situation to prevent us from doing what we love to do so much: traveling.
As long as we take security measures, we can resume our adventures. Personally, the first thing I will do is go to the beach. I miss the sea, the breeze, the sand ... and of course, I will take my face mask, the antibacterial gel and I will seek social distancing. Then I will buy handicrafts, visit local restaurants, and stay in hostels financially affected by the pandemic. As we well know, they have been impacted by the pandemic, their businesses have declined and if we want tourism to recover we must start with these providers of tourism services and products. And I, traveler, invite you to do the same. Together we can help colombian tourism recover. Let's remember that many families depend on it without mentioning how much income it generates for the Colombian economy.
Colombia has a lot to offer to both foreign and domestic tourists. To mention a few: Historic Cartagena, Santa Marta and its beaches, Medellín, Eje Cafetero (Coffee zone), Salento, Valle de Cocora (Cocora Valley), Villa de Leyva (Boyaca), Minca and its rivers, Tayrona Park, Tolu, "Pantano de Vargas" and many other places that do not I mentioned.
I am sure you are tired of being locked up at home. So, once the isolation is over, do not hesitate to find your next tourist destination and relive the experience of being an adventurer backpacker with freedom of space.