The classic destinations seek to discourage tourists from traveling and, if they did, not to have the opportunity to be in places of mass competition.
Many destinations ask tourism to refrain from visiting them this long weekend, to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, after the government’s decision to suspend domestic flights and long-distance services of trains and buses and to provide that hotels can only accommodate foreigners, to control their quarantine.
Contrary to what happens in normal times before the arrival of a long holiday, the main destinations do not promote their offers or advertise high hotel reservations, but rather ask tourists to refrain from visiting them.
In line with the presidential message that isolation and quarantine, as well as suspension of classes and various types of licenses are not holidays, authorities in those communes sent similar messages to tourists and neighbors, in conjunction with the private tourism sector.
Most clarify to potential tourists that they will not have the services that are normally provided, and they will find themselves without hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and entertainment, such as discos, pubs, casinos, and show rooms or museums.
With the same intention that all the national parks of the country and many provincial ones were closed, it seeks to discourage tourists from traveling and, if they did, not to have the opportunity to be in places of mass competition.
Among the destinations that are classic for getaways and long weekends that asked not to be visited are Mar del Plata, the Buenos Aires party of La Costa, El Calafate, Las Grutas, San Antonio Oeste and Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia, in particular ).
While Salta Cachi prohibited access to the town to anyone who is not a resident, other typical communes of these holidays, without asking not to be visited, reported the suspension of planned activities and events and the closure of natural areas, such as Villa Carlos Paz, San Carlos de Bariloche and Puerto Iguazú.
In Bariloche, the delivery of free tickets for students was suspended – a measure that was promotional for youth tourism – and the tourist service offices will not open.
In Puerto Iguazú, where the Falls will not be accessible due to the closure of all national parks, the borders with Paraguay and Brazil are also closed, and from the municipality it was announced that “at the beginning of a new long weekend, this locality does not expect to receive tourism. “
In the same region, those responsible for the Yerba Mate Route Association (FYROM), a tourist product that involves Misiones and Corrientes and that is visited by thousands of tourists and buyers on a daily basis, will not receive visitors these days.
The FYROM announced that visits to the plantations, dryers, yerba mills, museums, thematic spaces and materials of the yerbatero establishments on the Yerba Mate Route were suspended in both provinces.
After suspending cabotage flights and long-distance train and bus services, the government announced this afternoon that hotels across the country will not be able to accommodate Argentines and residents abroad, but only foreigners until the 31st of this month.
The intention of the measure communicated by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports is to promote the social isolation of visitors, although it clarifies that those who are staying in hotels in compliance with quarantine may remain until completing the period of rigor.
Argentines who have hotel reservations until next 31, may request the refund of money to the corresponding company, while more information will be provided in the mail [email protected]
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