While his father is sick back in Colombia, Cambridge resident Guillermo Wilches longs to travel home to take care of his parents.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Colombia has seen over 800,000 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. The country was quick to enforce strict travel measures in March as cases rose.
Despite dual citizenship, Wilches has been unable to enter the country and see his parents as Colombia not only closed its borders to tourists but to citizens as well.
“Not going there, not being able to travel is very difficult,” said Wilches. “It is a nightmare.”