June 15, Kathmandu:
The Covid-19, the worldwide pandemic has been spread to more than 200 countries and territories. This is an infectious disease that is not just a health crisis but also affected social, economic, and political sectors and left deep scars globally.
The economy of powerful countries are now facing the problem of high inflation. People are losing their jobs and giving rise to poverty. Not only this, small countries or nations that are highly dependent on tourism, have empty hotels and deserted beaches, clashes between governments and people, and a lot more.
Though the countries have faced a lot of downstream, many countries are ready to rise again. By taking the precautions and all the effective measures at the very beginning of this pandemic have resulted in less or no cases at all. Yup, that is true! One of the examples being North Korea who was the first country to close its border and to date has no known cases. And as of now, there are 12 countries in the world who didn’t report a single case of coronavirus such as North Korea (Asia), Turkmenistan (Asia), The Solomon Islands (Oceania), Vanuatu (Oceania), Samoa (Oceania), Kiribati (Oceania), Federated States of Micronesia (Oceania), Tonga (Oceania), The Marshall Islands (Oceania), Palau (Oceania), Tuvalu (Oceania), and Nauru (Oceania).
The worldwide outbreak of this pandemic has affected a lot of countries and their economies, one of being the tourism sector. Countries around the world have taken matters in their own hands to control the spreading of this virus by imposing travel restrictions and closing their respective borders. Still, there have been countries who didn’t close their borders as there are very few cases or their economy largely dependent on tourism such as the Netherlands, Sweden, Iceland, Mexico, Nicaragua, Aruba, Curacao, Cambodia, Tanzania, Palau, and Tuvalu.
The good news is that there are few countries who have announced the dates regarding the re-opening of their tourism activities after the approval of their government namely Bahamas (July 1st to all international tourist), Bermuda (July 1st from all countries), Bulgaria (opened on June 1st for tourists from selected 30 countries), Croatia (opened on June 1st for tourists from European Union), Dominicans Republic (July 1st for all international tourists) etc.
Due to COVID-19, such countries were highly affected; the re-opening of the tourism sector is a big sense of relief for the country and its people. And the time has come when we can think of a vacation. Even the thought of a vacation is so exciting. Hopefully, we all get a chance soon to chill over a vacation.