A Canadian tourist was stranded in Colombia after authorities issued travel restrictions to stop her from flying home to the U.S. on Sunday.
Lyssa Sotnikova, a Canadian citizen from Calgary, Canada, was on a holiday in Colombia when she had to cancel a trip to the capital of Bogota.
She and her boyfriend are planning to visit the country’s capital, Bogota, on April 28.
Sotnikov was one of the more than 1,000 Canadians who were scheduled to travel to the Colombian capital.
Travel restrictions are a common occurrence during major events in the region, and it’s been reported that the Colombian government has been banning all visitors to the country since late last year.
On Sunday, the U,S.
and Colombia’s embassies in Bogota issued travel advisories that prohibited Canadians from traveling to the region for at least the next six weeks.
Traveling to Colombia is not allowed during the peak tourist season, but the U in Colombia and the U-S.
embassies in Colombia have said they are not in the business of restricting travelers, so long as they follow the official travel advice.