The novel coronavirus pandemic hit the world like a truck. With most of the countries still under heavy lockdown due to fears of spreading the disease a lot of people are locked up in their houses waiting for something to happen. A lot of us, who love traveling, also look into the distant future to find places they would like to visit, finally to relax, lay in a hammock on a beach or sit in the mountains looking down into the beautiful valleys all around us. From the jungles of Bolivia to beautiful beaches of Goa, India. We may have had to cancel our traveling plans but nothing stands between us and the dream of going on adventures once again. By looking at some of the most amazing places to visit once the pandemic is over we keep feeling as alive as possible. Here we have collected some of the best post-pandemic destinations.
Goa is a coastal region located in the western part of India. A tourist destination, bordering Arabian sea boasting more than 30 stunning beaches. It is one the smallest region in the whole country and number 4th smallest by the population. Mostly due to this, the COVID-19 pandemic has been more or less easy going on in this region. It was ruled by the Portuguese in the past and thus offers a really good mix of European and Indian culture and beauty.
However, one of the main reasons why Goa is such a hit with foreign visitors (especially Russians) is due to its relaxed gambling laws. That’s right, Goa is one of the very few states or cities in India that allows casinos to accept customers. However, the main attraction of this bustling tourist attraction in regards to gambling has to be some of the best online casino sites currently rated not only in India but in the world as well. It may sound weird that a tourist destination boasts online casinos instead of gambling cruises and floating casinos, but most people will do anything to have legal access to gambling, so why not.
Bhutan is a tiny piece of land in the Himalayas. It is also known as a real-life Shangri La. It is the world’s only carbon-negative country and the kingdom is on its way to becoming the first fully organic nations in the world by the end of 2020. Just the right time to visit. If you decide to go there make sure to see places like Paro, Thimphu, Wangdue, and Punakha. The best time to visit is October to December as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. Overall, there is no one specific time to visit Bhutan as the weather is usually pleasant. However, there are some things to keep in mind though before traveling there.
First of all, the internet is a bit spotty. There are only two mobile network providers: B-Mobile SIM and TashiCell. 2G and 3G connections are available all around the country but the connectivity is a bit touch-and-go.
Secondly, the main attractions of Bhutan are Dzongs or ancient fortresses with towers, courtyards, temples, and administrative offices. You cannot wear jeans, wrap your jacket around the waist, or have your jacket unbuttoned or unzipped. Shorts, hats, short skirts, flip-flops or t-shirts are also not allowed inside. Travelers really are not expected to wear the traditional Gho or Kira, however, it is required to cover your hands and legs with long clothing.
Georgia is a tiny country located in the Caucasus region, Eastern Europe. Due to the local government’s effective response, the rate of coronavirus infections was minimal with the least infected per capita in the whole of Europe with 671 infected in total. The country has both beautiful mountains and rocky coastlines as well as one of the most unique cuisines all over the globe. Georgia is full of things to see with its ancient culture and history providing context for almost every rock and a hill in the country.
The borders are said to be opening on the 1st of June, 2020 with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO) recommending the republic as one of the safest places to visit in the post-pandemic era.
Part Balkan, part Mediterranean and full of a mix of Greek, Roman, and Ottoman heritage, North Macedonia is a fascinating place to visit.
Some of the most famous spots of visitation are Lake Ohrid and its historic town. These two have singlehandedly put a mark on the world map as one of the must-see locations for everyone who likes to travel.
The region is also full of beautiful mountains, lakes, and riding opportunities. North Macedonia is comparatively unexplored so if one wants to have an opportunity to leave the road and travel on the uncharted paths – this is the place. Keep in mind that the tourist infrastructure is scarce, however, the locals are extremely friendly and always ready to assist. Although the response to the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been the best in the region the government and EU are cooperating to overcome the challenges in an effective manner.
Aruba is an island and a constituent country of the Kingdom of Netherlands. It is located in the southern Caribbean Sea and boasts literal miles of glossy white-sand beaches, plenty of all-inclusive resorts. A must go for everyone who loves strolling and cruise-ships.
The country has been very strict with handling coronavirus pandemic and it is said to be one of the first islands to open in the whole Caribbean very soon.
The least densely populated region of Europe and autonomous territory of the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland is happy to welcome tourists soon. It is a beautiful and icy place with focused expedition cruises, a lot of which have onboard naturalists and conservationists. It is a must go for everyone interested.
Oh, and by the way, Greenland is where Lord of the Rings was filmed. How does that sound?
In conclusion, even though a lot of the countries have not opened just yet some of them are on their merry way. With all of the depressing things that we hear everyone – a lot of these smaller nations have been handling the crisis quite well giving them an opportunity to becoming one of the earliest possible post-pandemic traveling locations.