The world is littered with eye-catching and beautiful locations, which are popular with many travelers. 2020 however, has not been a great year for travelers. The world has had to contend with the aftermath of the Corona Virus. One of the ways the world tried to contain the rapid spread of the virus was to impose travel restrictions.
Depending on the country that you are visiting, you may have a one to three-week quarantine imposed on you. These restrictions meant that people could not travel as freely as they used to in the past. However, some countries have gradually begun lifting quarantine restrictions on potential travelers. Here are a few of those places you can visit.
This is an Island state that is located in South Asia. The country boasts several great locations that can cater to different types of tourists. Whether you love beautiful beaches, tropical plains, or expansive green lands, Sri Lanka is the place for you. It is ideal for everyone who is interested in nature and animals. Some of the most popular tourist spots in the country include Colombo, Bentota, Dambulla, and Galle.
Tourism officials in the country recently announced that Sri Lanka would open its borders to tourists again from the 1st of August. Potential travelers will not be put through the stringent quarantine measures that have been part and parcel of travel for several months.
However, you will still have to observe social distancing rules, avoid public transportation, and stay at government-approved lodgings.
Cambodia is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. This is in no small part due to the fact that it is rich in not only history but culture as well. The country houses the Angkor temple, which is considered the most significant religious shrine in the world. Some other tourist hotspots in the state include the killing fields, which are located close to Phnom Penh, the Bayon Temple, and the Genocide museum.
Cambodia is, however, more than just a religious center. Tourists can also visit stunning beaches, as well as try out exotic cuisine. The Khmer dish, for instance, is one of the most popular dishes in the country. The good news for tourists is that the country is still open for travel. All you need as a traveler is a negative PCR test, which they took no later than three days before arriving in the country.
Passengers entering the country are retested, and if the results are good, then the officials will not impose a quarantine period. All tourists have to provide a $3,000 deposit to cover any qualifications that may arise from COVID-19.
This is a country that is located in East Africa. The plains found in the Serengeti National Park are some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Tourists who travel to the country get to see the iconic big five: leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and lions. Another popular destination that attracts travelers is Mount Kilimanjaro. This is the largest mountain in the continent, and a mecca for climbers, professional or otherwise.
Travelers can venture offshore, particularly to the island of Zanzibar, which is easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its beaches are eye-catching and attractive. Other than that, the area is renowned for its stone town. Luckily for tourists, the country’s borders remain open to tourists from all over the world.
Even though there are no quarantine measures in effect for travelers, they will still have to undergo enhanced screenings to ensure they do not have the virus.
The Maldives is a nation of islands that are scattered across the Indian Ocean. Its remarkable geography and the fact that it boasts 5% of the world’s reef make it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. This has led to different resorts, some of which are located in different islands.
The Kandolhu island is a famed location for all those who are seeking a bit of romance with their significant other. Because of this, it is popular amongst honeymoon goers. Biyadhoo, which is located in South Malé Atoll, is favored by budget travelers who like to go snorkeling along the reefs that were full of beautiful turtles. Another famous island in the state is Finolhu. The small island is said to have the longest stretch of sandy white beach in the Maldives. You also have the chance to camp in a beach bubble tent.
Tourists interested in venturing into the country will be able to do so from the 15th of July. All they have to do is fill in a health declaration form as well as wear a protective mask during their journey into the country. You do not have to have a negative PCR certificate to travel to the Maldives at the moment.
This is another Northern Africa country that chose to open its borders back on the 27th of June. Travelers will not be subjected to strict quarantine regulations. Tunisian officials have, however, taken up a coded color system that is used with every new tourist. Travelers from low-risk countries are issued with a green color code and can go anywhere in the country without any restriction whatsoever.
This means that they can visit places like El Djem Amphitheater, a Roman relic that has been well preserved over the years. Tourists get to traverse the very same corridors that were once filled with gladiators. Another popular destination is Djerba, and it considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Austria is one of the countries in Europe that certain EU members can travel to without any restrictions. Only people from Spain, the UK, Portugal, and Sweden are not allowed into the country. Every other member of the EU however, can cross the country’s borders without experiencing strict quarantine regulations.
These are just a few of the most popular tourist destinations that have started opening their borders to tourists. In Europe, countries like Germany, Estonia, and the United Kingdom are also looking to gradually lift their restrictions.