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St. Maarten has made a spectacular come-back after the island received a devastating blow from Hurricane Irma in 2017. We still have to see what the effects of Covid-19 will be on the island as countries start to emerge from something that no one on earth ever expected—the time the world came to a screeching halt.
It's been a particularly difficult time for those who have been separated from friends and family and had to go through the lockdowns on their own, or worrying about the safety of parents and grandparents and others who may have been at risk and not being able to visit them to help out.
One positive thing to come out of the lockdowns is that it's brought people closer together–neighbour helps neighbour, people check in on social media to make sure that everyone in their circle is ok, and it's made people much more aware of others around them and their vulnerability.
For now, travel as we know it is a thing of the past. Hand sanitisers, face masks, and social distancing are expected and enforced in many countries around the world and plane trips will need a lot more preparation before embarking on one. Many airlines will expect passengers to wear a mask for the entire flight and onboard food and drinks will be a whole other issue too.
But let's not be too morbid about the difficulties ahead and take a vicarious trip to St. Maarten/St. Martin for a dose of sunshine and beach instead. Lay out your towel on the balcony or in the garden, set out an ice cold cocktail, open a travel magazine, and pretend you are on an island beach with a turquoise sea just steps away from your toes – and relax.