After over a year of being stuck at homes, people are finally ready to get back to traversing and roaming the world. Yet, Traveling like before the global pandemic is still not 100% possible, since not all parts of the world are re-opened, due to the government travel restrictions and current Covid situation in certain countries. The additional obstacle is that the whole travel industry is re-starting, and that process is elaborate and lengthy.
This leaves many travelers confused and worried, but fortunately, we’re here to explain where & how to travel in the summer of 2021. Whether you’re looking for an exotic destination or something a bit closer to your home, we got something for everyone’s needs.
Research & Plan
This year, people are going to flock the tourist destinations in much larger numbers than earlier. That being said, you need to take into consideration that “mainstream” destinations will be overcrowded and if you want to avoid huge crowds, perhaps you’ll want to check out some less-known destinations that may offer a competent and unique experience (usually for the less price).
Furthermore, since every country will have different protocols for entrance (vaccine certificate and such), always research the preferred country’s conditions for entry before choosing it. If you are looking for more comprehensive insider tips, pointers, and how-to’s, head out to the Big Booty Fish website, tried and tested by many travelers.
Another potential issue for some people is the lack of rent-a-cars since many agencies were forced to sell a huge number of cars due to the Covid situation. This applies to the whole world, so consider this if traveling by car is a major part of your journey.
For those people that meet certain criteria, several European countries are open to visitors. Usually, that means that visitors need to show proof of a negative PCR test or a vaccination certificate. As we mentioned earlier, always make sure to carefully examine the guidelines and Covid situation of the preferred country before organizing a trip, especially as some of the countries listed below are non-EU members.
Some of the recommended European countries to visit this summer are:
The most favored continent for many tourists worldwide, Asia has a lot to offer – from stunning beaches, jungles, historical landmarks, and other tourist attractions, Asian countries are the choice of many people.
Unfortunately for many tourists, only a few Asian countries are open to tourism. This leaves everyone interested in traveling there limited to countries such as:
- UAE (Dubai)
One of the most exotic continents, Africa offers adventures and experiences that cannot be found elsewhere. From natural wonders and stunning landscapes to wildlife sightseeing or off-the-grid tours, Africa surely has something to satisfy everyone’s needs. Similar to Asia, not many African countries are open to tourists. This leaves us with countries such as:
- South Africa
Just like every other continent has lots to offer (well, except for Antarctica), the same can be said about South America. Many South American destinations are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime, but unfortunately, this year that won’t be possible in many countries. South American countries open to tourism are:
Unlike Asia & Africa, many Caribbean countries are open to tourists, which is excellent news for all travelers! Most of these countries greatly rely on tourism, and last year left many of those countries in trouble. This year, however, is all about embracing the tourists back. Caribbean countries open to visitors are:
- The Bahamas
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Puerto Rico
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- U. S. Virgin Islands
The situation with the pandemic is getting better worldwide because of the vaccination. Still, we are far from returning to normal as many countries are still struggling with Covid and are forced to close their borders. Regardless of what tourist destination you decide to visit this year, always follow the health and safety protocols, even if you are vaccinated.