The coronavirus pandemic is far from being over. But if you want to go abroad, you can still do it! In this article, you’ll find a list of good places to travel during COVID. Before heading to any of them, please check their coronavirus policies because the latter might change unexpectedly.
It was among the first countries that developed COVID-19 insurance. Portugal is famous for its picture-perfect landscapes, feel-good vibes and high quality of life. You can visit the Azores, for instance. Flights between all the nine islands are very well organized. During the pandemic, you might want to pay primary attention to Flores with its less than 4,000 inhabitants. Flores is a dream destination for nature lovers, gourmets and fans of long walks.
Alternatively, you might consider visiting Madeira Islands. Thanks to the fact that Madeira is surrounded by the ocean, the local air is up to 100 times less germ-laden than in European capitals. You’ll be able to enjoy cycling, hiking, trekking and taking hundreds of pictures.
If you prefer an urban environment, opt for Braga — one of the oldest cities on the planet and the third largest destination in Portugal. This is the place where the happiest citizens of the country live. You’ll fall in love with Braga’s authenticity, architecture, gastronomy, culture and shopping opportunities.
Climb to the very top of Georgia’s capital and admire the Kartlis Deda statue, the city’s protector. From there, you’ll be able to observe all the major sites of the city: the Peace Bridge, the Metekhi Church, the Sulfur baths and the amazing Clock Tower. Young and old tourists can have fun in the Mtatsminda Amusement Park. If you like beautiful architecture, you’ll be impressed by a mix of modern, Soviet-style and neo-classical buildings — and some masterpieces were erected as long ago as in the Middle Ages.
This island state has one of the lowest numbers of severe cases of COVID-19 in Europe. Malta has a reputation as a diving Mecca. If you practice trekking, diving, paddleboarding or kayaking, you’ll have a great time here. The architectural and religious heritage of the island is incredibly rich.
Local 3-4-5 star hotels have introduced an incentive scheme during the pandemic. They announced they would be paying up to 200 euros (240 dollars) per person who stay there. Before you book your trip, it would be wise to check whether this scheme or anything similar would be valid for your dates.
One of the hidden gems of this small country is the town of Cavtat. It is located 20 km south of Dubrovnik, on the romantic Adriatic coast. You’ll appreciate its museums, art collections, restaurants and entertainment facilities.
In Greece, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Kefalonia, Samos, Corfu and Ikaria — all these islands can be considered COVID-safe and have an excellent touristic infrastructure. There, you’ll be able to avoid mass tourism and experience unparalleled unity with nature.
To escape from stress, you might also want to visit Meteora — one of the most incredible UNESCO-listed sites on a global scale. There, you’ll be able to walk among magnificent Orthodox monasteries and perfectly disconnect from the daily routine.
Hopefully, this list of places to travel during COVID came in handy and now, it should be a no-brainer for you to choose a safe and stunning travel destination. To make your trip even more enjoyable, you should travel in small groups and meticulously comply with the local anti-COVID measures. Just to play safe, try to stick to countries and regions with a high quality of medical services.