Travel restrictions are gradually easing down worldwide and places like Bali, Spain and Greece are already planning to welcome foreign tourists. But the question still lies, whether we should actually travel or not. It’s true that most places in the world are not safe to visit in 2020. However, there are a few places where the coronavirus cases have been comparatively lesser, and you can visit them once the travel restrictions are lifted. We’ve found out 8 such places that are safe to visit after all this is over!
1. Bali, Indonesia
The tropical island of Bali in Indonesia has a population of about 4.2 million. However, it has reported only around 415 coronavirus cases with four deaths. This is much lesser as compared to about 23, 851 cases in the whole of Indonesia with nearly 1473 deaths. From rugged mountains, stunning coastlines, sprawling rice terraces, coral reefs and waterfalls to volcanic hillsides, unique temples and exotic cuisine, Bali has everything that can satiate every bit of a traveller’s soul. The island is also famous among scuba divers and surfers. Bali is planning to welcome foreign tourists by October.
2. Sikkim, India
If you’re planning to travel within India, then Sikkim has to be your best pick. The northeastern state has reported only one confirmed coronavirus case till date. With marvellous glacial lakes, alpine meadows, stunning monasteries and rich flora and fauna, this mountainous state in the lap of the Himalayas is equivalent to a paradise on earth. Sikkim might open up for tourists after the month of October.
3. Hel Peninsula, Poland
The European Best Destinations report has ranked the Hel Peninsula in Poland as the third best seaside destination in Europe for post-COVID-19 travel. Poland is among those European countries which are least affected by coronavirus. You can rent a bike and go on a ride through the eye-pleasing Polish coast of the Hel Peninsula. The sight of the spotless blue waters merging beautifully with the clear skies can be a true therapy for a stressed soul. Polish borders are anticipated to open up for travellers in the middle of June, without quarantine.
4. Svalbard, Norway
The Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard has not reported any coronavirus cases, thanks to its scanty population of about 2,642. The island, close to the Earth’s North Pole, has three main seasons- the polar summer, the northern lights winter and the sunny winter. The main attraction of the polar summer in Svalbard is the midnight sun. Or if you want to experience the Northern lights or aurora borealis, try to visit the islands between October and February. Svalbard will open up for tourists from the Norwegian mainland from 1st June. We hope that it soon reopens to the tourists from the other parts of the world as well.
5. Gozo, Malta
The Mediterranean island Gozo is located in the Southern European island country, Malta. Malta has reported only 611 confirmed cases with 6 deaths. Also, no new cases have come up in the archipelago. Be it the picturesque Għajn Tuffieħa or the Gozo island, every destination in Malta should be on your bucket list for 2020. The country is reopening its borders on 1st July.
Also Read: Spain To Reopen For Tourists On July 1
6. Preveza, Greece
Preveza is a marvellous city in the Epirus region of northwestern Greece. It has the longest beach in Europe, the Monolithi beach. Preveza will let you witness the magnificence of two water bodies, the Ionian Sea and the Ambracian Gulf. Once you visit this Greek city. you must definitely check out their meze-bars, like the Brilliant Meze Bar or the Great Meze Bar. Preveza had 2892 confirmed cases, out of which nearly 1374 patients have already recovered. The number of new cases is only 7. Shops and hotels in Preveza will start operating from 1st July 2020.
7. Jurmala Beach, Latvia
If you’re in the quest for a luxury beach experience with sustainable wellness facilities, then Jurmala Beach is your place to be. From savouring premium liquors at the beach bars to enjoying soulful music at the Dzintari Concert Hall, a trip to Jurmala is something to be cherished for a lifetime. The beach is located in the European country on the Baltic Sea, Latvia. There have been a total of about 1057 cases in Latvia with only 23 deaths. The country will open its borders for tourists on 1st July.
8. Nida, Lithuania
To get lost in the charm of sand dunes and forests by the shorelines, you must plan a trip to the Nida Beach, Lithuania. It also boasts of the second-highest dune in Europe, the dune of Parnidis. Lithuania has recorded about 1647 confirmed coronavirus cases with just 66 deaths, while about 1184 patients have already recovered. Tourist season is anticipated to begin here from 1st July.
Made your travel plans already? At the same time, the safety protocols must also be kept in mind.