Explore the Top 5 Places to Travel without CoronaVirus / Covid-19

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has reached approximately 188 countries, including China, the UK, the USA, India, France, Spain, and the list goes on. More than 170000 people have been affected by this pandemic across the world. There has been the shutdown of the borders of countries that are fighting against the disease. Some have even declared a state of emergency. But there are still the top 5 places to travel without coronavirus outbreak.

So, pack your bags. You still have reasons and places to chill!

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Given below is the list of few countries which have reported corona virus-negative so far. Although governments are advising only essential travels, Islands of Madeira and Isle of Man can be visited following increased restrictions including health questionnaires and screening, for self-quarantine on these islands. Additionally, there are islands in Greece, such as Santorini and Mykonos that have avoided the virus so far. Also, there are destinations like Cape Verde, Bermuda, Tonga, Republic of Palau, Soloman Islands, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Fiji, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Barbados, Syria, Botswana, Angola, Lybia, Grenada, Mali, Sierra Leone, and many more. These and many more corona-free destinations are currently monitoring the situation. And, it is always advisable to take travel insurance and check if you are covered and for coronavirus outbreak. An outbreak in any of these destinations could result in cancellation of flights, hotels being closed and various other additional expenses when booking new flights. So, be prepared for any emergency if you are planning any of these top 5 places to travel without coronavirus:-

1) Santorini

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This is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek Islands located between Los and Anafi Islands. The island is famous for its dramatic mesmerizing views, stunning sunsets from Oia town, an active volcano, town of Thira and strange white eggplant vegetable. The fantastic beaches include the beach of Perissa, which is one of the best beaches in Santorini, the black pebble beach of Kamari, white beach and Red beach.

Oia castle makes a fantastic destination for sunset view where you can also get to see the bells of churches. You can be at Imerovigli to watch the sunset, which is a quieter place for wandering the narrow walkways or enjoying a hot tub bath in several of its restaurants.

A sunset cruise is a great experience here. Most cruises offer dinner, drinks and a chance to go on snorkelling or swimming.

If you love swimming, you can swim in the Aegean Sea or hot springs, reaching into the crater of the active volcano. On your boat trip, you can explore the city of Thirassia or visit the Red and White sand beaches.

Santorini is the largest island of the small circular archipelago. It has the largest volcanic eruptions recorded in the history of the Minoan eruption, which occurred around 3600 years ago. It was ranked the world’s top island for travel sites. The island has no river and is home to various flourishing wine industries.

Wine is the major industry here, and you can visit the wineries on your own or take a tour. Venetsanos winery is a great place for tasting wines and clicking selfies.

The traditional architecture of the island consists of low line cubical houses made of local stone and whitewashed with volcanic ashes used as a color.

The best time to visit Santorini Greece is between late April and early November when there is a lot of sunny weather and little rainfall. Hot weather during June, July, August, and September makes it an ideal place for nightlife, swimming and sunbathing. The best time to swim around the Santorini beaches is from June to September.

For sightseeing in the comfortable and moderate temperature, you should visit Santorini from March to May or October to early December as walking around the wineries and tasting the delicious food in this pleasant weather help explore the island.

Pyros is a small village located in Santorini’s best wine country. It is a nice spot here. Vlychada beach also known as moon beach, looks like a lunar landscape here which is blessed with giant looking cliffs.

2) Mykonos

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The Island of Mykonos is a part of the Cyclades between Tinos, Syros, Paros, and Naxos. Mykonos has been nicknamed as “the islands of the winds” which is known for its vibrant nightlife and gay-friendly destination. New establishments here cater to the LGBT community happily. The place experiences a Mediterranean climate with sunshine up to 300 days a year.

For your sightseeing, you can view landmarks like Petros the Pelican, which is the official mascot of Mykonos for 60 years. Mykonos windmills are the defining feature of this island’s landscape, concentrated in the main town of Chora.

Armistice lighthouse, reflecting the Mykonos Maritime history, is a fully functional light House located in Fanari.

Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is the oldest Museum in Greece, designed by Alexandros Lykakis.

Folklore Museum is the oldest house of the island houses with the collection of 19-century furniture, jewellery, ceramics embroideries, and a variety of trinkets. It also houses models of 19 century Mykonian ships, maps, anchors and canons, etc. which were used during the Greek war of independence.

Churches are abundant here as the islanders are required to build a church on their land first. And the prominent names include Panagia Pataportiani (one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece) and the Catholic Church.

The beaches here are covered with sugar-white sand. Its 25 beaches are its biggest natural attraction.

Paraga and Psarou our favorite beaches for parties while Elia is a white sand beach, popular with families. Platys Gialos and Kalafatis are best known for water sports.

The tiny capital Hora is laced with narrow pedestrian streets decorated with bougainvillea. Get yourself clicked amid picture-perfect structures including churches, restaurants, and boutiques, here.

For adrenaline-rush experience, visit Kalafatis beach and try activities like fly-boarding, wakeboarding, and wake-skating.

3) Madeira

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This is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal which is an archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean in a region known as Macaronesia. It is graphically located on the African tectonic plate.

This is a travel destination which is a year-round resort famous for its Madeira wines, delicious delicacies, cultural and historical values, flora and fauna, landscape namely Laurel forest which is inclusive of UNESCO World Heritage site and embroidery artisans. The natural scenic beauty, towering mountain and tropical forests of the area make it best for self Quarantine as it is not a typical beach holiday destination. You have to go out and explore the city, communicate with locals to explore their culture or you can find a great hiking experience in one of the magnification trains present across the island.

Numerous world-class hotels are present for a relaxing holiday. One of the most eye-catching sites here is a cable car ride above the city of Monte.

You can visit the rugged and the breathtaking terrains along the northern coastline of Madeira that has face the tagline of the island of the eternal spring for this destination which is packed with mountains and moisture Laden winds throughout the year keeping the island lush and green.

Visit this comparatively inexpensive destination to climb a mountain, party in Funchal, capital of Madeira, fight through a river valley, whale watch ok, eat delicious seafood or simply bask in the glory of the stunning scenic beauty of the island.

If beaches are something you need essentially for your holiday, then you can enjoy on Porto Santo which is the second island of the Madeira archipelago and has gorgeous Sandy beaches extended over to the inside of the island and is also one of the last and discovered beach destination of Europe. You can reach Porto Santo by taking a ferry which takes around two and a half hours from Funchal.

4) Barbados

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It is a fantastic island located in the Caribbean surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. It is famous for its beaches laden with fine powdery sand and brilliant turquoise bays. The place has numerous destinations for eating, fun, and entertainment. You can be at the UNESCO World Heritage site at the capital city of Bridgetown and its Garrison.

Bridgetown is a key hub for trade and commerce, and Garrison is the British colony established back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit historical buildings through an interactive tour or indulge in activities such as diving and snorkelling, rum tour or horse racing.

The most famous beaches in the area are the Needham’s point and Browne’s beach, great for swimming and sunbathing.

For exploring the architectural heritage, you can visit the Barbados Museum, George Washington house (for historic tunnels) and the Nidhe Israel Museum which has a collection of Jewish history artifacts dating back to 1628.

Adventurous souls can enjoy swimming with the turtles and fish or go for rope swinging, walking the plank in the crystal clear waters of the West coast.

Harrison’s Cave, an underground cave with streams, waterfall and cascade is a must-visit site in Barbados.

5) Dominica

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Dominica is the youngest island country in the Caribbean that has been nicknamed as ‘the Nature Island’. It has been formed by geothermal volcanic activity. Its most adorable sites include Boiling Lake, rainforest-shrouded volcanoes, sulphurous hot springs, water sports and hiking trail. You can enjoy going on diving trips, exploring the coral garden. There is Cabrits National Park, Champagne Reef, Fort Shirley, Emerald Pool, Calibishie, Pagua Bay, Rosalie Bay and lot more to explore.

The boiling lake is the second-largest hot spring of the world. The lush mountainous rainforest here is home to rare flora, fauna and various bird species such as sister parrot which are rare and endangered. It is also the Dominican national bird. The volcanic nature of the island attracts scuba divers.

Corona virus’s Impact
All these places are free from the coronavirus spread till now, but the Government of these destinations is taking strict precautionary measures to prevent the spread of disease, including restriction on entry of tourists from infected countries. So, have a thorough check on policies of Government before booking for flights. The condition here could change at short notice. So, it is always advisable to be updated with the data and local travel advice. These destinations are on high alert.

Corona COVID-19 travel ban in Italy

So far Italy has reported 368 cases infected with corona virus in which the patient has died in the last 24 hours.

Italy has been one of the worst countries after China that has been hit by this virus. If reports are to be believed, over 1800 people have been killed in Italy which makes the total number of cases hitting nearly 25000.

On Sunday alone, Italy reported 368 new death cases from the corona virus outbreak in the country which makes the death toll hit the count of 1809 people. Additionally, the number of people who have been found with positive symptoms of the case has risen from 21157 on Saturday to 24747 on Sunday, according to the country’s civil protection authority report.

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COVID-19 Pandemic

Governments around the world have declared COVID- 19 infections as a rapidly spreading pandemic. Due to this, they have put restrictions on the movement of the citizen inside and within the country to reduce the spread of the virus which has nearly killed 5800 people across the globe. Over 1, 53, 000 people have been affected globally by this virus according to WHO reports.

Spain

Spain has become the second European country to announce the worldwide lockdown as more than 200 new cases have been confirmed. Moreover, the number of deaths reported also doubled up.

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has informed that there has been extending restrictions on the travel from the north to the entire country, to stop the spread of the virus.

Moreover, Conte informed Monday night that a new government decree will require all people in Italy to demonstrate a need to work, health conditions and other limited resources to travel within the country.

As per the new figures, the rise in the number of COVID-19 infections in Spain has totaled to 7,753. Its death toll totals 288. Afterward, the government has imposed a near-total nationwide lockdown. This lockdown has banned people from leaving home except for crucial works like to go to work, get medical care or buy food.

Milan in Confusion

Confusion has prevailed in Northern Italy among the citizen over where they could go and who could go where under what circumstances. The government of Italy has locked down vast areas with more than one-quarter of the Italian population, in an attempt to control the spread of pandemic corona virus in the country.

Owing to the ever-growing number of patients, Italy has been declared as the Global virus hotspot. Earlier restrictions were laid on 11 towns in Italy which have now extended to the entire Lombardy region and 14 provinces in the Piemonte, Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions.

Milan has been Italy’s financial hub and is the main city in Lombardy is now seen unseasonably numb which can be observed from the city’s main train station to travel destinations. It is mandatory for the people at Milan Central main train station to sign a police form which is a self-certifying form, that they are traveling for the proven work needs or situation of necessity including health reasons for are returning to their homes.

Italy Government Steps

The number of cases in Italy is high at an alarming rate which has created serious problems as the hospitals are at the point of collapse. People who are circulating inside the city without any valid reason for being out has been subjected up to 3 months in jail or fine of 206 Euros. This means the Italian government is increasingly spreading the message of stay at home.

With the increasing number of corona infected patients totaling 29, 172, Italy has again overtaken South Korea as the country with most cases outside China. Death number has also increased from 97 to 463 in Italy.

A decree has been signed early Sunday by Italian premier Giuseppe Conte that attempted to lock down 16 million people in Italy prosperous Northern part for nearly a month to control the virus spread across Europe. Certainly, this is an extraordinary measure that will also apply to the city of Venice until April 3.

This number is more than a quarter of Italy’s total population.

Under the new decree, casual errands are banned. The bar closes at 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Conte described the measures as “I stay home” – with people forbidden to gather in public. “No more nightlife; we can’t allow this anymore since they are occasions for contagion,” he said.

As per the decree, all sporting events, inclusive of football matches are suspended nationwide. Schools and universities will remain closed until 3 April.

The most affected areas by the decree are the most productive in Italy as all the business has shut down and the commercial deliveries of export are on hold.

The civil protection agency has emphasized that commercial freight was not affected by the crackdown. But there is no information regarding the drivers who leave the containment area. It has been made mandatory that they would be subjected to 14 days quarantine once they returned from trips outside the red zones.

For travelers and casual commuters, the procedure for checking for virus infection has been tightened significance at the main train station since Sunday morning decree. People are being now checked for tickets and documents of arriving and departure by the pair of police officers in masks backed by the pair of masked army soldiers.

Under the government placed orders for the country lockdown, 3 passengers with a temperature higher than 99.5 degrees were not allowed to board flights to the United States. All travelers flying into Italy are subject to temperature screening in Italy’s major airports and the flights from China and Taiwan have been suspended by the country.

Corona Worldwide

Spain became the second European country having being imposing a nationwide lockdown. Anew cases 2000 cases have been detected here and the number of reported deaths has doubled up.

In Iran, an announcement has been made for more than 100 people who died in the past 24 hours owing to the diseases. This confirms the case count to nearly 14,000. Tehran has blamed that its fight against corona virus is being severely handicapped by US sanctions.

The capital city of the Philippines, Manila has been sealed off. There its 12 million residents have been told to avoid traveling for a month. Schools and universities have been closed in the city. No large events are allowed to be held.
In the United States, there are tightened and increased screening measures for people returning from Europe. This has created have caused chaos at airports.

Efforts by Governments in Different Countries

Governments in different countries are limiting travel – both inward and outward – to control the movement of people that causes the spread of the virus.

International arrivals in both China and South Korea have been tightened for the fear of importing diseases via infected people.
The cases being reported of infection outside China are on the high rise. The viruses were first originated late last year, then inside in China.
According to the WHO reports, globally, the virus has now infected more than 168,000 people and is responsible for killing at least 6,610 people.

WHO Instructions

According to the World Health Organization warning, the corona virus pandemic is a “defining global health crisis of our time”. It has urged countries to test all suspected cases.

As the precautionary measure, the United States and countries across Europe have closed schools, entertainment venues and all public places except for the essential services. This drastic step is an effort to fight back the virus.