Situation in San Andrés - Colombia

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emoreira

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Hi, I have bought a dive vacation in San Andrés and Providencia for May 2020. Owing to the pandemia, I had to reshedule that trip.
Last December, when vacination was just round the corner and, considering that I had time to reshedule the fly tickets up to february 2021, I resheduled the trip for next June 2021.
Besides, Providencia was completelly destroyed by the hurricane Iota in November 2020, so I had to forget about going to Providencia.
Now vacination is late and the second wave is here.
Anyone has any idea of how things are in San Andrés COVID related ?
 

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I would suggest calling the resort/dive shop and ask? I was going to suggest asking my friend who owns the dive shop on Providencia, but you've x'ed that off your list. Personally, having been to both, I'd go to a ruined Providencia before I went to San Andreas.
 

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There is no where to rent a room in Providencia, and up to what I could ask, the reconstruction is way too slow. Destruction was assessed up to 98 %.
The turist agency that is making my reservations could not get any room reservation in Providencia.
I've contacted via Whatsapp to Banda Dive Shop, though no answer yet.
 

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There is no where to rent a room in Providencia, and up to what I could ask, the reconstruction is way too slow. Destruction was assessed up to 98 %.
The turist agency that is making my reservations could not get any room reservation in Providencia.
I've contacted via Whatsapp to Banda Dive Shop, though no answer yet.
I sent a note to Filipe on Providencia. We'll see what he says, it's a pretty small island, he will know.
 

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Just as an update. COPA Airlines (the tickets I bought) has cancelled all flights from Argentina, so, again, this trip is cancelled and I need to reshedule. No specific reason was given for the cancellation. I guess that it's because of the catastrophic situation COVID-19 related in Argentina, were vacination is too delayed.
 
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