The Buenos Aires Minister of Production, Augusto Costa, announced that this summer season has had a 48% more attendance than the previous year. However, the increase in cases of Covid-19 is proportional in Atlantic Coast and test centers have long lines throughout the day. In this way, the relationship between the growth of tourists and the wave of Omicron variant is narrow.
According to the official, since December 23, 2.765.000 people to different tourist spots in the country and estimate to reach 10,000,000 of visitors throughout the country as spread by Télam. At the same time, the country’s economic activity also grew during the last semester and it is expected that until March there will be a increase constant proportional to vacation spending.
From the health side, coronavirus cases reached 134.439 over 201,585 tests carried out, thus giving a positivity greater than 66%. In addition, 52 deaths were reported as a result of this pathology although, from the Government, they announced that they will not take restrictive measures and will keep everything as it is on the Atlantic Coast, one of the largest sources of contagion in the country today.
Tourists and the pandemic, how is the situation on the Atlantic Coast?
Taking into account the latest data released, 7 out of 10 people who are tested in Mar del Plata are positive while in Pinamar and Cariló the number drops to 6 out of 10. Based on this, the risk of contagion is high in spa towns and yet tourists continue to choose these destinations for vacationing.
In turn, parties on the beaches have already become a frequent currency and in the absence of chinstraps plus excess alcohol, the spread of the virus is easier. In some of the cities mentioned, they ask for the Health Pass, although this does not exempt them from being infected, but rather prevents a complex picture in case of contracting the disease.