Hello July. So we are officially entering the 2nd half of 2021. While 2020 was really a lost year, 2021 is so far only slightly, not significantly, better. Travel restrictions are still in place. Borders are still tightly shut. Within the country, there are still a lot of restrictions and prohibitive measures that really impact the normal way of life. As someone said, Covid-19 is still robbing us of our freedom and livelihood. Families are still separated. Jobs are still lost. Businesses are still closing down. When will this end? Only time can tell.
Today, the Health Minister announced publicly that we would likely be able to relax further on July 12th, then establishe a new normal by September, and leisure travel could resume partially by year end. That sounds quite promising, but from past experience, all it takes to throw that plan into whack is simply a major spike in the number of cases. It happened before, and there is no guarantee it won’t happen again. That’s why I will not count the bucks until the day comes and we really are released from this mess. Let’s see.