The global aviation industry has turned into a zombie land due to the necropolitics of Covid-19. On top of that, its USD 84 billion loss in 2020 is paving the road ahead with even more uncertainties and jolts of déjà vu.
So, for even experts, accurately predicting the future of the global aviation industry in 2021 is significantly more complicated than breaking the Da Vinci Codes. However, it seems, amidst all these recurring deadly waves, Covid-19 has spared a few countries unknowingly. And, across all this mayhem, there are a few countries slowly reopening their gates to the world–buoyed by the successful trials of Covid-19 vaccines.
So if you want to revive your already shelved travel plans for a handful of life in these times of crisis, you must check out the following guide enlisting 10 Safest Places to Travel During Covid-19 in 2021:
Regarded as the land of chocolates and luxury watches, Switzerland tops the list of “10 Safest Places to Travel During Covid in 2021. To back up the fact is the stamp of approval given by Deep Knowledge Group.
Despite being quite close to the cities where Covid-19 wreaked havoc, this land of beautiful mountains waged a tough war against the virus and has come out as the safest haven for travelling. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway with your partner or a few days in peace amidst nature with your family, Switzerland has many surprises in store for you.
Places to Visit in Switzerland
Zurich, Lake Geneva, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Lake Geneva, Lausanne, Davos, Chateau de Chillon, Bern, Lake Lugano and Ticino, The Rhine Falls, Swiss National Park, Oberhofen Castle, etc.
International Airports in Switzerland
Zurich Airport Zurich Airport Code: ZRH (IATA), LSZH (ICAO)
Geneva Airport Geneva Airport Code: GVA(IATA), LSGG (ICAO)
Basel Airport Basel Airport Code: MLH (IATA), LFSB (ICAO)
St. Gallen Airport St. Gallen Airport Code : ACH (IATA), LSZR (ICAO)
Lugano Airport Lugano Airport: LUG(IATA), LSZA( ICAO)
Bern Airport Bern Airport Code: BRN (IATA), LSZB (ICAO)
Sion Airport Sion Airport Code: SIR (IATA), LSGS (ICAO)
Nestled in the heart of Central Asia, Turkmenistan serves as a gateway to a great culture, captivating history, and exquisite architecture. It is surrounded by Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan that are still dealing with the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. However, this beautiful country, blooming deep in the Karakum Desert, banned all the incoming flights right on time to keep Covid at bay. And, as a result, Turkmenistan is one of the safest places to travel right now during Coronavirus.
Places to Visit in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Darvaza, Mary, Kunya-Urgench, Balkanabat, Kaakhka, Dasoguz, Turkmenabat
International Airports in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat International Airport Ashgabat International Airport Code: ASB (IATA), UTAA (ICAO)
Balkanabat Airport Balkanabat Airport Code: BKN (IATA), UT1H (ICAO)
Dashoguz Airport Dashoguz Airport Code : TAZ (IATA), UTAT (ICAO)
Mary Airport Mary Airport Code : MYP(IATA), UTAM(ICAO)
Turkmenistan Airport Turkmenistan Airport Code KRW (IATA), UTAK (ICAO)
Turkmenabat Airport Turkmenabat Airport CRZ (IATA), UTAV (ICAO)
3. Vatican City
Also known as the Holy See or See of Rome, Vatican City is the heartbeat of the global Catholic faith. It welcomes more than 5 million tourists from all over the world every year and, despite it all, this beautiful country has managed to stay away from the Covid-19 crisis even today. Its proximity to Rome (one of the worst affected destinations by Coronavirus) could have played a major spoilsport in dealing with the deadly virus. However, surprisingly, the Holy See emerged as a Covid-Free nation in June 2020.
Places to Visit in Vatican City
St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Palace Highlights, Pinacoteca, St. Peter’s Square, Museo Pio Clementino, etc.
International Airports in Vatican City
There are no airports in Vatican City. However, you can use Leonardo da Vinci (FCO) or, also known as, Fiumicino Airport (IATA: FCO, ICAO: LIRF) in Rome to visit the Holy See.
A paradise flanked by Mount Yasur ( the world’s most accessible active volcano), Vanuatu is unarguably the most beautiful tropical island country in the Pacific Ocean that offers endless underwater adventures such as diving and snorkelling to its beholders. It is formed by a melange of several other gem-like islands brimming with surprises you will hold in your heart for life.
This country had the strictest policies in place right on time due to which it has not reported any single case of Covid-19. So this is why this majestic Waterworld features on our list of the safest places to travel in 2021 post Coronavirus.
Places to Visit in Vanuatu
Port Vila, Luganville, Port Olry, Mele Maat, Mele, Lakatoro, Lenakel, Espiritu Santo
International Airports in Vanuatu
Bauerfield International Airport Bauerfield International Airport Code: VLI (IATA), NVVV)(ICAO)
Santo Pakoa International Airport Santo Pakoa International Airport Code: SON (IATA), NVSS (ICAO)
Tanna Airport Tanna Airport Code TAH (IATA), NVVW (ICAO)
Just like its neighbor in Oceania (Vanuatu), Australia the Land Down Under has managed to keep Coronavirus at bay. The Land Down is one of the most popular destinations for travellers around the world. According to a report, more than 9 million tourists visited this beautiful country in 2019–registering an increase of nearly 2.4%.
So if you still have that mysterious craving for the Great Barrier Reef, fly to Australia today and explore the exotic aboriginal culture.
Places to Visit in Australia
Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, etc.
International Airports in Australia
Melbourne International Airport (Melbourne Airport Code: MEL–IATA)
Perth International Airport (Perth Airport Code: PER–IATA)
6. New Zealand
Regarded as the God’s Own Country, New Zealand features on the U.S. State Department’s level 1 travel advisory list. This majestic country is the treasure trove of breathtaking sceneries, delicious food, and some of the best wines. Besides, there is no Corona in the country. So you can explore this God’s country even during the crisis.
Places to Visit New Zealand
Auckland, Queenstown,Christchurch, Rotorua, Milford Sound/Piopiotahi, Wellington, Bay of Islands, Wanaka, Taupo, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman National Park, Dunedin, etc.
International Airports in New Zealand
Auckland Airport Auckland International Airport Code: AKL (IATA), NZAA (ICAO)
Christchurch Airport Christchurch International Airport Code: CHC (IATA), NZCH (ICAO)
Queenstown Airport Queenstown Airport Code: ZQN (IATA), NZQN (ICAO)
Rotorua Airport Rotorua Airport Code: ROT (IATA), NZRO (ICAO)
According to a survey conducted by Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, Canada is one of the safest places to travel right now post Coronavirus. The survey reveals that the Great White North is safe for all age group people including the most vulnerable age group of middle-aged and mature people.
If you want to explore outdoor activities like a maniac, Canada has a lot in store for you. It is a world of camping, skiing, snowboarding, golfing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and whatnot.
Places to Visit in Canada
Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Banff, Whistler, Niagara Falls, Victoria, Ottawa, Banff National Park, Calgary, Lake Louise, Vancouver Island, Jasper National Park, Jasper, Regional Municipality of Niagara, Lak Ontario, Tofino, Prince Edward Island, etc.
International Airports in Canada
Calgary International Airport Calgary Airport Code: YYC (IATA), CYYC (ICAO)
Edmonton International Airport Edmonton Airport Code: YEG (IATA), CYEG (ICAO)
Fredericton International Airport Fredericton Airport Code: YFC (IATA), CYFC (ICAO)
Gander International Airport Gander Airport Code: YQX (IATA), CYQX (ICAO)
Halifax Stanfield International Airport Halifax Stanfield Airport Code: YHZ (IATA), CYHZ (ICAO)
Georgia is a hidden paradise of an exotic heritage blessed with divine nature and culture. Despite being a small country, nestled in the heart of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, Georgia is formed by a melange of all kinds of climates. It is a paradise for outdoor adventures such as hiking and camping.
You can visit this country anytime of the year as it is Corona-free. The best part is that you don’t even need to go in quarantine for 14 days.
Places to Visit in Georgia
Tbilisi, Batumi, Mtskheta, Stepantsminda, Kutaisi, Borjomi, Gudauri, Mestia, Gori, Sighnaghi, Ushguli, Telavi, Ushguli, Telavi, Bakuriani, Svaneti, Akhaltsikhe, Zugdidi, Kobuleti, Poti, Ureki, Chiatura, etc.
International Airports in Georgia
Tbilisi Airport Tbilisi Airport Code: TBS (IATA), UGTB (ICAO)
Kutaisi Airport Kutaisi Airport Code: KUT (IATA), UGKO (ICAO)
Batumi Airport Batumi Airport Code: BUT (IATA), UGSB (ICAO)
A perfect destination for people looking to blend their souls in an exotic cultural and religious heritage, Portugal is an ultimate gateway to exquisite landscapes and splendid beaches spanning 850 kilometers. Several parts of the country are Covid-Free allowing you to revel in the legacy of an endless history.
Places to Visit in Portugal
Lisbon, Porto, Faro Disctrict, Sintra, Lisbon, Madeira, Albufeira, Lagos, Funchal, Faro, Coimbra, Obidos, Cascais, Evora, Nazare, Sao Miguel Island, Ponta Delgada, Portimao, Cascais, Aveiro, Tavira, Madeira Island, Braga, Guimaraes etc.
International Airports in Portugal
Lisbon Airport Lisbon Airport Code: LIS (IATA), LPPT (ICAO)
Porto Airport Porto Airport Code: OPO (IATA), LPPR (ICAO)
Faro Airport Faro Airport Code: FAO (IATA), LPFR (ICAO)
The home to the legendary Sachertorte cake, Vienna features last (but not the least obviously) on our “Safest Places to Travel during Covid in 2021” list. If you love exploring cultures, then this country offers more than you ask for. It blends cultures with religion, diversity, and architecture.
All you need is your health certificate to enter this country and be part of its unique heritage.
Places to Visit in Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna, Schonbrunn Palace, Tiergarten Schoenbrunn, Albertina, The Hofburg, Natural History Museum, Belvedere Museum, Wiener Staatsoper, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Leopold Museum, Rathaus, etc.
International Airports in Vienna
Vienna International Airport Vienna International Airport Code: VIE (IATA), LOWW (ICAO)
While we are still grappling with Covid-19, there are a few countries offering us a chance to experience the world in its original form. And the GOOD NEWS is that this list ain’t over yet. Stay tuned to check more countries carving them a place out here.