Possibly this 2020 will be very difficult for everyone worldwide , and the impact in this part of the region, where tourism is one of the important economic activities, will be even greater.
Since the appearance of the coronavirus (COVID-19,) in early December of last year, those of us who are involved in this sector have always been expectant in China; thus, our greatest fear soon reached Europe and from there to our country, recognizing the first case in Peru on March 6 of this year. To date (March 29), we have confirmed 852 cases nationwide of which 18 people died; we are in a state of emergency for 30 days, which will end on April 12: the state of emergency implies that we remain in our homes, no one can transit unless they have a special permit, or to stock up on food, even more from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. of the following dayno one can out of home; all entrances to Peru are closed. All of these measures were taken by the central government in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.
We are hopeful that this will soon be over, and we ask for those who have in mind to visit the country in the coming months, do not remove it from your plans, just postpone a bit. As soon as we overcome this problem, we will be here with the same enthusiasm to take you to our beautiful mountain ranges; and if you already have a package contracted to visit Huaraz, the Cordilleras Blanca and / or the Cordiller Huayhuash, do not cancel it, because behind a package tourist or a tour, there are many families that depend on this activity: travel agencies, hotels, restaurants, Drivers, Guides, Park rangers, Cooks, Porters, Arrieros, and more.
We miss the mountains, but it is also our responsibility to collaborate and abide by the decree of our Government to declare a state of emergency to prevent the spread of the virus. So we are staying at home for the duration of the measure. As soon as we get out of this we will go back to the mountains and climb the summits.
Everything will be fine, it’s only a matter of time!