Safest Places to Travel During the Pandemic
Updated: Jun 16, 2021
We all know what crisis the world is going through, and how difficult the situation is. The pandemic has made life tough. But how can we stop traveling? Whether for work or for some recreation or to get rid of stress, we need to travel some or the other time. Therefore in this post, we'll let you know about the safest places to travel during the pandemic.
1. Costa Rica
One of the prerequisites that make a destination an attractive option for a vacation in the coming months is safety. And in the current climate, that means you’d want to go somewhere with plenty of outdoor activities and that has a good handle on the coronavirus within its borders. And there’s one place in particular that satisfies both conditions: Costa Rica.
Since November 1st, Costa Rica has reopened to tourists, and it has been roundly praised for its handling of the pandemic. And there are so many outdoor activities available that it’s easy to avoid indoor settings except to sleep – which you can even avoid if you opt to go to one of the country’s numerous high-end glamping locations.
2. The Galapagos Islands
Another great destination to visit in 2021 offers many of the same advantages as Costa Rica, but with a one-of-a-kind twist. In the Galapagos Islands, you can simultaneously get away from it all while experiencing a pristine natural environment unlike any other in the world. As of mid-July, Ecuador’s been allowing international flights, and all you’d need to visit is a negative COVID-19 PCR test within ten days of your arrival.
According to experts in the region from Voyagers Travel, there’s never been a better time to visit. If you do, you’ll get to see as many as 27 animal species that only exist in the islands and nowhere else on earth. And you’ll get to do it without the usual jam-packed crowds that typically come to visit. This may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a natural landscape unspoiled by man and to do it in relative peace and tranquility.
3. Assos - Kefalonia Island
Discover Assos as a family or as a couple, one of Greece’s best hidden gems and one of the safest destinations in Europe. With 3 times fewer deaths linked to Covid-19 than some European countries, Greece is a must-see destination for safe holidays in Europe.
Located in the north of the island of Kefalonia which is considered as one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, Assos is a colourful old fishing village. During your stay on the island of Kefalonia do not miss the "Melissani Cave" considered one of the natural treasures of Greece, as well as Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) awarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.
Although not quite as warm as the Canary Islands, this Atlantic island is arguably much much prettier. Lush greenery covers most of Madeira, with dramatic coastlines you’ll be in awe of it. It’s also easy to explore by car, a trip around the island will only take 3.5 hours, why not take it steady and spend a week exploring?
For those who love to mix historical studies with their travels, 2021 will present a great opportunity to visit history-rich destinations like Egypt. At the moment, tourism’s being limited to resorts within three of the country’s coastal provinces, but that’s no reason not to jump at the chance to visit the center of the cradle of civilization.
And despite the pandemic, Egypt’s a place that’s still yielding countless discoveries related to its ancient roots. Just this October, more than 100 sarcophagi were unearthed in one of the largest discoveries of its type on record. And if ancient history isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty to see and do. You can scuba dive in the red sea, go for a cruise along the Nile, or check out cosmopolitan Alexandria. And best of all, Egypt’s climate makes it a perfect landing spot year-round, so you can plan your journey whenever it suits your schedule best.
6. Canary Islands
Famed for their winter sun, the Canary Islands sit off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. These volcanic islands have a deep history and are popular with those wanting to get some sunshine and heat during the October and March when it’s a little chilly back home. In fact, at the time of writing it’s 20 degrees, if that’s not enough to pique your interest, we don’t know what is!
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