South America

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1. Posted by Mathevv (Budding Member 7 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Hi, Mathew from Poland.

I want to visit Brazil, Bolivia (when this country will reopen), Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay.
This September I'll be travelling to the following countries I want to visit them for about 90 days I would like to know interesting sights and places of interest to see in these spots that are not listed on most web sights. I like old Indians buildings, nice views, museums, anything with history and anything worth photographing.
Of course I am fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. I'd like to know about the covid situation in South America. Especially in the countries mentioned.

Thank you for any informations and tips.

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3503 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

" I'd like to know about the covid situation in South America. Especially in the countries mentioned."

Below link will give you some stats on day to day infections. Open it on your computer and find the countries you are interested in.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

  • TP link below might be helpful. Some libraries have travel guides you can look over.

https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/South_America/

Good luck.

3. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3223 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

>I'd like to know about the covid situation in South America. Especially in the countries mentioned.

You'll find useful info about the Covid situation and other health issues for all countries on this official UK government site:

https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

and on this official UK NHS site:

https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations

You should also check whether the Polish government issues country-specific travel health advice.

4. Posted by Mathevv (Budding Member 7 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

" I'd like to know about the covid situation in South America. Especially in the countries mentioned."

Below link will give you some stats on day to day infections. Open it on your computer and find the countries you are interested in.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

  • TP link below might be helpful. Some libraries have travel guides you can look over.

https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/South_America/

Good luck.

I know this link :) But in your opinino - should I visit South America this year or in 2022?

[ Edit: Checked - fine! ]

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3503 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

"I know this link :) But in your opinino - should I visit South America this year or in 2022?"

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Hard to say. Next year MIGHT be better. (Or not!)

You also have to check on what your country requires for you to return home! (Possible quarantine at your cost.)

I do not think anyone can predict with any certainty what the end of this year will look like.

I am hoping for the best but I personally would not book any flights or hotels that can not be cancelled without penalties.

Good luck.

6. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1521 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Suggest you consider postponing your trip to 2022, unless you're willing to be flexible and have alternatives in mind should disruptions to your plans occur. Conditions might be more favorable next year.

I usually travel overseas at least six months each year. But I haven't since 2020 and it's unlikely that I will this year. Borders have not reopened as quickly as I had hoped; and they are not likely to with the spread of COVID variants.

If you're determined to go this year, consider focusing on one or two countries first, then expanding as you travel, monitoring conditions as you go. Long and complex itineraries that use to work before the pandemic might not work today. I've adjusted my travel plans accordingly, preferring shorter more-focused trips.

7. Posted by travel T (Budding Member 8 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

For Colombia I can recommend you the islands of San Andres and Rosario

8. Posted by Mathevv (Budding Member 7 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

The problem is that I have bought tickets from TAP. Before pandemia situation in Brazil has started. Now about 40,000 people die in Brazil every day
TAP is the most powerful crime organization.
They dont want to change my the date of the flight.
They dont want to give me my money back.
The only option is voucher.
This voucher is worth as much as used toilet paper.
There is no contact with them.
Emails, phones, contac forms, links on the site (are hidden) - dont works.
So i will change my trip date for next year but i will lose a lot of money.
TAP will never pay me back for my tickets. People waiting 20 months and nothing.

9. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3223 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

>TAP is the most powerful crime organization.

That's simply ridiculous. TAP is an EU airline governed by EU rules. It may not be doing what you want it to do but it's acting within the same rules as all other EU-based airlines.

Did you read TAP's ticket terms and conditions before you booked your flight? What you are entitled to is made very clear on their page:

https://www.flytap.com/en-gb/special-conditions?accordionid=8d812f4f-5a2a-494c-9836-28a90cdf1405

I'm sure it's just as clear on the Polish version of the TAP website. There's are clear links to request a voucher or a refund on the page.

>They dont want to give me my money back.

If you booked a non-refundable ticket I'm afraid it is as it is. You can't expect a cash refund just because you don't want to fly, regardless of airline, even if the reason is related to Covid.

>This voucher is worth as much as used toilet paper.

Surely a voucher at least gives you a fare reduction when you re-book?

[ Edit: Edited on 29 Jul 2021, 16:31 GMT by leics2 ]

10. Posted by Mathevv (Budding Member 7 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

There is no Polish version of TAP site. There is no polish phones anymore.
There is no polish customer service.
There is no competent person in TAP to talk to.
I heard (rumors) that in whole Portugal there are not enough portugal people to handle all complaints filed with TAP.
And I cant contact with TAP from many days.
And I bought insured tickets due to covid-situation on TAP site.
Insured - this is a key word. Its means that THEY GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!!! Not uselss and used toilet paper.
Now they offer me new tickets for 700€ per person. Its OK. Sounds nice. But... there is only one thing
Regular price for ticket on this route is 250-320€.With promo 190-250€
And yes, TAP is crime organization. And UE do nothing with it. UE is not perfect too.