Colombia drops out, now only Mexico remains

in TravelFeed3 months ago

It wasn't that long ago that there were just 4 countries remaining on the planet that didn't require some sort of vaccination proof in order to hang out and enjoy yourselves while visiting, now we are down to just one. You can still travel to a bunch of countries if you are unvaccinated by providing negative PCR tests but I wouldn't plan on being able to have much fun in them because where you are allowed to go is going to be severely limited.


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The above article was written by a news source so the picture is unrelated. While I can't say for certain, I would be willing to bet that the population is not as elated about this as the above stock image would suggest.

It is a bit odd that after November 16th, unvaccinated people as of now will still be allowed to enter Colombia, they just wont be able to go anywhere outside of their resort. Just like with The Dominican Republic, places of tourism are meant to be exempt but there are reports of people in the DR being denied entry to restaurants and pubs that are not contained inside of their resort.

Things you are not allowed to do without proof of vaccination in Colombia after November 16th include.

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • sports centers
  • events
  • places of leisure
  • and the last one, which is the most ominous, is "public and private establishments"

Public and private establishments could be applicable to just about anywhere, so if your future plans included some travel to Colombia and you are not vaccinated, you might want to rethink your plans.

I have a friend who is currently living in Colombia and I have contacted him to let me know if this is just public relations or if the country genuinely will enforce this. It is quite common in Central America and the Caribbean for various laws to be enacted by the government that go largely ignored by the public outside of major metro areas.

So I guess we'll have to wait and see what this really means in about a month but for now, I would steer clear of Colombia unless you are vaccinated.

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In mexico now! I hVe to say the Uk although it does require multiple tests once you are there there are no vaccine rules at all, infact we even have optional masks now. Mexico is worse actually for masks.

good to know and it kind of sounds like what my friends who live there were saying. They tell me that if you are in a big city, it is masks all the time everywhere. Once you get into the smaller communities, even tourist ones at the beach, that masks are rarely seen. But if you are there you have eyes on the ground and I am just operating off of what my friends tell me.

I hope you are enjoying yourself!

So mexico is masks are forced pretty much in supermarkets and public transport everywhere else no one asks me. So it’s fine in most shops, all cafes and bars etc so it’s not actually that bad. A fair few do wear but I mean as long as it’s optional I don’t care.

That's the way it should be. This is great news.

Annoyingly the Mayan ruins make yuh wear but once you passed entrance most ppl take them off

ah, this is good to know. It sounds just like almost anywhere else I have been. If it is indoors they will make you wear them but outside just seems a bit silly to me.

It’s not rly all indoors most buses you wear just to board then can take off, most taxis don’t ask, bars and restaurants never it’s just supermarkets are strict and hotel buffets which, I do t rly mind as aside from COVID it’s nice to know ppl can’t spit on the food 😂

it’s nice to know ppl can’t spit on the food

That's an added bonus that I hadn't thought about :)

I have had a few people move to Mexico and one who moved to Colombia after the great Vietnam diaspora in the past 6 months. The guys in Mexico said that in the big cities that mask gestapo are out in force but once you get to the smaller beach areas or smaller areas in general you hardly ever see anyone wearing a mask.

They are there because at least in part that the country doesn't have a vaccine requirement. These people aren't necessarily opposed to getting the shot, it's just that it wasn't even an option here for us back when they moved.

I wonder how long it will take before Mexico folds under international pressure as well.

I remember hearing from someone not long ago that Nepal also has no requirements. This may or may not be true. I have no idea because I'm not going to go there.

I fear that Mexico will probably capitulate at some point in the near future. Then the global domination will be complete.

This may or may not be true. I have no idea because I'm not going to go there.

This made me laugh. I went to Nepal a couple of times already and I feel as though that was enough. Once you've done some trekking for days on end there really isn't much reason to return IMO.