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Traveling during the pandemic: Countries you can still visit today

2021-02-16 – 6 min read

If you are wondering can you travel right now, the answer is yes. However, there are some restrictions and no, you cannot visit all the countries on the planet. Traveling during the pandemic is slightly different than usual due to specific restrictions countries have. Some countries do not accept tourists, while others do. Below you can see the best countries that will be happy to accommodate you and where you can have a great time.

Maldives

The Maldives are one of the first places you will want to visit if you like the sun and beaches. Over the water bungalows, beautiful beaches, and amazing coral islands are probably sufficient reasons why you would like to go there. Then we have warm and beautiful weather that will help you rest and recoup your energy. Traveling during the pandemic here is relatively easy. People from all countries are allowed. You do need a negative COVID19 test that must be issued in your home country, up to 96 hours before you leave. Keep in mind that you must wear masks in all public places. There is no quarantine here which is always a good thing. The country has a safe travel stamp and it refers to all regions.

Dubai

Yes, you can visit Dubai. You do need a negative PCR test that must be no older than 72 hours. You also need valid health insurance. Other than that, there are no other requirements. So, why you should include Dubai in your pandemic travel? The answers are Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Mall and so much more. This is one of the most advanced and the most beautiful places on the planet. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are countless places you can visit and things to do in Dubai and each one is completely different than in any other country.

Columbia

Columbia had over 4.5 million tourists in 2019. The country has been measuring an increase in popularity for the past several years and we believe this trend is going to last. It is an affordable place with beautiful beaches, nice hotels and so much more. Some of you, who are worrying that this is a drug country should know that this is a thing from the past. Columbia is much safer these days and they have been investing in safety more than any other country in the world. You do not need a COVID19 test and there is no quarantine here. Obviously, wearing masks when in public places is needed.

Turkey

If you are looking for a cheap and excellent pandemic vacation, you may want to visit Turkey. The country has been gaining popularity thanks to beaches located on Mediterranean and Aegean Sea coastlines and also due to impressive archeological places. The country and the resorts are amazing and also very affordable. Turkey is a very beautiful place to visit and has all you will need. There is no testing mandated. You will be tested for a high temperature upon your arrival and that’s it. They do not have quarantine requirements either. You need to weak mask when visiting public places.

Costa Rica

If you are still looking for an affordable vacation during a pandemic and you like beaches, Costa Rica is the place to visit. This place is best-known for the Pura Vida, a way of life and amazing sceneries. Besides amazing beaches, you can visit some of the most spectacular parks and enjoy an almost extreme number of outdoor activities. All of these come at affordable prices. Costa Rica is one of the most affordable countries on our list, but still one of the most appealing places to visit. When it comes to pandemic requirements, you do not need a PCR test and there is no quarantine involved. All you need to do is to keep distance during socializing and wear a mask when in public.

Mexico

This country is the first to open its borders for tourists. The first city in the country to do so is Cancun. Thanks to this, the city got the first WTTC Safe Travel Stamp in the world. Mexico is still a safe and amazing place to visit today. The test isn’t needed and there is no quarantine. Cancun, Cabo, and a few other places are still considered the safest places in the country for tourists. As you would believe, wearing masks in enclosed areas is mandatory. Here you can enjoy stunning beaches, affordable prices and also get all the sun you will need. Yes, this involves flying during the pandemic, but with proper precautions, it is safe and there are no big issues.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic accepts tourists from all parts of the world. Try to remember that a random passenger may be selected for the PCR test! Obviously, you should travel if you are healthy. The safe travel stamp applies to the whole country and there is no quarantine. Tourists from Germany are welcomed. The Dominican Republic has over 6 million tourists per year, which makes it one of the most popular places to visit right now. If you go here, make sure to check out Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial, Punta Cana, Las Galeras among many other places. This is one of the most beautiful places on the planet Earth.

Bahamas

For most of you, the Bahamas will be the first choice. Yes, you can still visit this place. You will need a valid and obviously negative PCR test that must be no older than 7 days. All country is safe for travel and there is no quarantine. Besides amazing beaches, you will want to visit a few of the islands here. There are over 700 islands so you can have a lot of fun. Other places to check out include Paradise Island, Harbor Island, Atlantis Bahamas, Nassau, and more.

The final word

As you were able to see, traveling during the pandemic is more than just possible. Yes, you may need a negative PCR test and a mask, but that’s it. These countries are just some of many that accept tourists from Germany and other parts of the globe. Make sure to include them on your list as soon as possible and start packing. You can still have a great time, despite the pandemic.