Safest Destinations to Visit During Corona Virus 2020
At the beginning of this worldwide health crisis, people did not expect it to last this long. But here it is, 6 months later, and it is still going on. It’s been a long time since people felt they could travel freely and easily visit another country. The good news is that international travel is slowly starting up again. People still want to go somewhere different than just the hometown they have been stuck in for the past 4 months, and see something more than just a zoom, TV, or phone screen. Here I am going to tell you Safest Destinations to Visit During Corona Virus in 2020
Here the UK where I live, they just announced a few weeks ago that you can go to some counties in Europe without having to self-isolate for 14 days when you get back. It has been about 4 months since anyone can travel from the UK. Many European countries are now opening their borders with flights and hotels also reopening. We can travel again!
After weeks of confinement, you know you want to travel to Europe and other counties. I have been hard at work researching countries least affected by Covid-19 and, below, talk about those that are opening their country up to tourists and travelers now.
How to travel safely during the coronavirus outbreak
At the moment it is weird times and every day it is ever-changing, so there are a few things you need to do before, during, and after your travels to reduce getting coronavirus.
The first thing you must do is check that the country you want to go to has not facing an increasing number of new cases of COVID-19. Select places where the virus is under control. When you are traveling to the airport and while at the airport wearing a mask the whole time. As well as this, wash your hands regularly; and carry bring some hand sanitizer/gel with you for those times when you cannot wash your hands.
Consider that you will be in an airplane for a long time and that social distancing can be difficult on crowded flights, and you may have to sit near others less than 6 feet away. Also when you get your luggage, wipe them down with gel, or sanitize them before touching them or wear gloves.
Be prepared for the possibility that there could be an outbreak of coronavirus where you going, and have a contingency plan for what you will do if this happens. As there is no cure yet it’s still best to plan on self-isolating when you go return home. (If you are already working from home this won’t be too much of an issue).
How to get cheap fights during COVID 19
Well, to get cheap fights at the moment is very easy as airlines have slashed prices to try to win back customers after the steep fall in demand over the past few months. Before you book, do a fight check with price comparison web sites. The one I use is Google flights. They tell you what the cheapest day is to fly out and come back on. Also as airlines are doing cheap flights, some people are using this time to earn more air miles.
15 of the best counties to visit during Covid-19:
Note: all numbers reported below were accurate at the time of writing 23.07.20
Japan currently has only 25736 cases and only 988 deaths and get only around 0 to 3 deaths a day. If Japanese food does not entice you to there, then the stunning views will. Japan is bursting with culture to explore. Some of the new hot places are Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. The latter is the food capital of Japan—check out their freshly made ramen. Japan has more than 2,000 breath-taking Buddhist temples and shrines for you to visit.
So far Fiji has had only 26 and 0 deaths, so it is a very safe country at the moment. Fiji has a stunning landscape to visit. Fiji is known as the ‘Soft Coral Capital of the world with 333 coral-based islands. If you’re a keen scuba diver, you can experience hundreds of different species of fish and coral and there are plenty of snorkeling opportunities, too.
In addition to this, Fiji has world-class surfing. The best spot to go surfing in Fiji is Tavarua which is famous for having some of the best waves in the world. That’s why it’s played host to the Fiji Pro surfing event for many years.
The Bahamas has only 111 cases so far and 11 deaths which is very low. It is not that hard to find reasons to visit the beautiful Caribbean nation of the Bahamas. Bahamian food is a combination of southern Amirian and Caribbean that is meant to be great.
There is no bad time to visit, the weather is great year-round and remains relatively consistent. The temperatures are in the mid-’20s to mid-’30s and sometimes higher.
The Bahamas is one of the world’s premier destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling where you get to see wonderful sea life. Lots of influencers have been recently going to the Bahamas for their lovely beaches and to swim with sharks and pigs.
France has had no new deaths or cases in the last few days. I have been to France 3 or 4 times and still love it every time. France is home to some of the best museums, and you can go to world-famous art galleries and see some of Vincent van Gogh’s work.
The main reason I like France is the food, especially their pastries. France is one of the most expensive places to visit and also the most visited country in the world but you can see why it is.
It is also home to the Alpine mountains, beautiful meadows, farms, rivers, and spectacular sea coasts, with great skiing in winter. The biggest attraction in France, and I speak of the iconic Eiffel Tower, is one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Croatia only has 119 deaths and 3,775 cases for a country of a population of around 4,105,267. I have been to Croatia before. The part I went to was Split, you can read all about in my blog post (About Split).
One of the main reason Croatia attracts millions of tourists a year is not just the stunning beaches, it is home to lots of filming locations for Games of Thrones. Many GOT episodes were filmed in the capital Dubrovnik.
Croatia has some great music festivals such as Ultra Europe, Outlook, and Sonus to name a few. Croatia also has 8 national parks. The one you simply cannot miss, is the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes, National Park. I have been there and highly recommend it. It called the land of waterfalls.
Germany has done very well to contain the virus and they only have 9,139 deaths so far. It is one of the best countries In Europe that acted early to contain the virus.
I have been to Germany two times and love it. It has everything for every type of traveller. There is a wide range of festivals to celebrate as the Germans love to celebrate. They have Oktoberfest, great Christmas markets, and much more.
The main reason people visit Germany is for its rich historical past and that was one of the main reasons I went the second time. The first time I went was with my University to go to the largest and most internationally representative IT expo.
If winter sports are your thing, then Germany is the place to be. January to April is high season for ski resorts. Furthermore, Germany has some of the most famous techno /house/ electronic dance clubs in the world. You can find more about why you need to visit Germany on my weekend in Berlin.
South Korea is one of the best countries to have that dealt with the virus early on. They have had great results in containing it. You can see how well they did by their numbers: as they only had 13,711 cases and 294.
South Korea has a rich history, after being split into two countries. It is home to countless royal tombs, palaces, and temples that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Another great reason to visit South Korea is to try out their delicious food.
The countries number one side dish is kimchi. Also, Korean BBQ is to die for. Go to South Korea and you must spend an entire day roaming street markets sampling your way through this concert of flavours.
Portugal only has 1,662 deaths so far. Madeira Islands did even better with no death linked to Coronavirus. I have done many posts on things to do in Portugal, as I have been there 2 times and you especially need to visit Lisbon you can read bout in my one week in Portugal itinerary. But at this moment the best part of Portugal to visit Madeira, as it is the safest part of Portugal.
It is ranked among the best sunny destinations in winter, and also one of the best bird-watching destinations, as well as having some of the best hiking in Europe, and among the safest beaches in Europe. It is also one of the best places to go dolphin and whale watching in Europe. There are so many reasons you need to visit Madeira.
Vietnam has recorded just 355 cases and zero deaths so far. Southeast Asian country’s swift reaction to the pandemic in early January involved the implementation of travel restrictions. I have been to Vietnam and highly recommend anyone to go there. It is one of the friendliest countries I have been to.
There is so much to do for every traveller from wonderful food to mountain hikes and more. You can read my 2 week Vietnam itinerary and many more Vietnam blog posts.
Official statistics on the impact of Covid-19 in this Southeast Asian country state that there have been zero deaths and only 141 confirmed cases of coronavirus – an impressive feat in a country of 16.7 million people.
The main reason that people visit Cambodia is Angkor Wat – the largest religious monument in the world. As well as this, it is home to plenty of wonderful wildlife. Cambodia has a rich culture and history that people love to explore and find out more about. And great food.
With Hong Kong having a huge population of 7.4 million. It has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic remarkably unscathed. Only seven people are reported to have died from the disease and, out of 1,286 cases, a staggering 1,157 have recovered.
There a wide range of reasons you need to visit Hong Kong – its diverse cultures is only one of many things to love about it. it’s one the safest destinations to visit during corona virus
Hong Kong is home to the famous Disneyland Park, the only other one outside of America. As well as this, it has a vast verity of skyscrapers which give you a stunning view of the city.
Greece has a population of almost 10.5 million, yet it has only reported just over 3,500 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 192 deaths to date
Greece is home to amazing monuments and UNESCO heritage sites. You will need to visit Athens, it was once home to the Roman Empire, so there are lots of ruins to see such as the beautiful Acropolis. You also need to visit the archaeological site of Delphi.
Another reason you need to go there is to go to Santorini, a Greece Island with stunning beaches and the famous white homes you see all over Instagram.
When you think about food to have, you don’t think of Greece cuisine, but they have great food especially Greek olives. If your someone like me who loves their olives, then you are in heaven when you go to Greece.
New Zealand has only got 22 deaths and getting 1 to 3 new cases a day and 1,553 cases so far. They have done very well in managing the virus. New Zealand is a great place for any adventure traveler. This is one place that is very high on my bucket list of places to visit. If you’re like me and saw The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit films you’ll know New Zealand is incredibly scenic.
CNtravel magazine listed New Zealand as the number 2 safest country in the world and It’s one the safest destinations to visit during corona virus. it is jammed packed with adventure activities. You can go Bungy jumping Abseiling in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges. Caving and canyoning in Waitomo and Zorbing.
Iceland is now open to tourists. They have done very well as they only have 1,905 cases and 10 deaths, so far. This may be down to be a very small island country. Iceland only has 364,134 people and they are widely spaced over the island. This is one the best safest destinations to visit during corona virus.
Iceland is one place I would love to visit one day. The Icelandic landscape has some of the best landscapes in the world. There are glaciers and volcanoes, waterfalls and fjords, hot springs and lava fields. In wintertime, there are natural ice caves to explore. If this was not enough to entice you to go to Iceland, in winter you can also see the spectacular Northern Lights.
Currently, the Maldives has only 15 deaths and 2,930 cases for a very small country with only 540,544 people. The Maldives is well known for its crystalline waters with beautiful shades of blue, swaying palm trees, and sparkling white sand.
The Maldives has some of the best marine life in the world. It is considered to be one of the best snorkeling/ diving locations in the world. So here are 15 Safest Destinations to Visit During Corona Virus.
There are overwater villas all around the world but the ones in the Maldives look extra beautiful – making them an extra special experience.