5 Travel Hot Spots Safe To Visit During a Pandemic

Travel destinations safe during the pandemic - OurCoordinates

Need a Break From The Pandemic? These Travel Hot Spots Will Welcome You With Clean Hands & Open Arms!

The coronavirus pandemic has limited your ability to travel to any country you want. Europe and Asia particularly have very tight restrictions on tourist travel at the moment, but thankfully there are still many beautiful places to visit.

Here we take a look at the best places to travel to that will give you a relaxing breakaway and have minimal travel restrictions. There are many perfect destinations merely waiting to be explored. Read on to find the best places to visit during Covid.

#1 - Mexico (23.6345° N, 102.5528° W)

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If you've never been to Mexico before, then now is going to be a perfect time. It’s not that far to travel and can give you a wonderful escape from the crazy world we live in right now. While traveling to Mexico via the land border is currently quite tricky, tourists can still visit by air.

Mexico is a vast country, and there is plenty of diversity in terms of places to visit. You can look for something more urban by staying in one of its cities, such as Mexico City, or perhaps you'll want to head to a beach resort such as Cancun.

You've probably seen plenty of Mexican culture before on TV and via other sources, but now is the time to see it for yourself. Due to its proximity, it's also going to be relatively cheap, and you often get a lot for your dollar. It's a fascinating country, and you'll never be short of things to do.

Mexico factsheet

Are U.S. citizens allowed to enter? Yes, by air

Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry? No

What procedures are in place? You may be subject to health screening.

Are there any restrictions on movement? Some, on a state/city basis.

More information: https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

#2 - Antigua & Barbuda ( 17.0608° N, 61.7964° W )

Antiqua is a popular travel spot during the pandemic - OurCoordinates

We could have filled up this list with several places from the Caribbean. Most of them will happily accept tourists and have minimal restrictions on testing and movement. We thought we'd choose the best Caribbean destination for this list, and, for us, that is Antigua.

Antigua is everything you'd expect from a Caribbean paradise. It has those white beaches where you'll find plenty of space to relax. That's aided by the weather, which is almost always sunny while having low humidity, making it very comfortable at all times.

It's relatively small too, which makes traveling around very easy. It's even small enough to sail around in one day. You'll find plenty of activities to do such as kayaking or snorkeling, or you can simply stay by your picturesque hotel and enjoy the delicious seafood.

Antigua factsheet

Are U.S. citizens allowed to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry? Yes, within 7 days

What procedures are in place? A form and screening check

Are there any restrictions on movement? A curfew between 11 pm and 5 am

More information: https://bb.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

#3 - Costa Rica ( 9.7489° N, 83.7534° W )

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Costa Rica has that natural beauty of a Central American country but with an excellent tourist infrastructure that makes it very easy to travel. There is plenty to explore here, and their minimal pandemic restrictions make it an ideal time to visit. 

If you wanted to socially distance on your travels, then you can't pick a better place than Costa Rica. That's shown by it having a phenomenal 27 national parks for you to explore, from jungles and rainforests to swamps and coral reefs.

Along with the national parks are a range of stunning volcanoes, beautifully diverse wildlife, and glorious coastlines. There is also a vast range of outdoor activities to enjoy in Costa Rica, from rafting and fishing to horseback lining and zip lining. It's the perfect country for lovers of the outdoors.

Costa Rica fact sheet

Are U.S. citizens allowed to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry? No

What procedures are in place? A form is required to be filled out, and anyone with symptoms will be tested.

Are there any restrictions on movement? Limited vehicle movement and opening times

More information: https://cr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

#4 - French Polynesia ( 17.6797° S, 149.4068° W )

French Polynesia is a beautiful place to travel to - OurCoordinates

French Polynesia is the name for a group of 118 islands, including the memorable vacation spots of Bora Bora, Tahiti, and Mo'orea. You find something there for every kind of trip, whether you're going away with the family or on a romantic journey.

The scenery will simply blow you away with clear waters, stunning beaches, and epic landscapes. There's nowhere in that world that will give you a better escape with its natural beauty. It’s a vacation spot that brings inner peace and calmness you'll rarely get anywhere else.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy with a range of hotels that offer impeccable service, with the overwater bungalows being a special treat. Added to this, the people are notoriously friendly, which means you'll have a smile on your face the whole time. It's the perfect island getaway.

French Polynesia fact sheet

Are U.S. citizens allowed to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry? Yes, within 3 days

What procedures are in place? Health screenings

Are there any restrictions on movement? No

More information: https://fj.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

Kenya ( 0.0236° S, 37.9062° E )

Kenya is a desirable travel destination during pandemic - OurCoordinates

If you wanted to really getaway, then Kenya would be a fantastic option. If you're thinking Kenya, you may be thinking safari, and that is a great reason to go. There’s a good chance you’ll see the ‘big five’ of the lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino while you're there.

Traveling to Kenya has never been easier, and there are countless trips for you to book yourself on. You'll also enjoy plenty of space, and it'll ultimately take your mind off the pandemic. While the animals are a great attraction, there is a lot more to love about Kenya.

It has numerous breathtaking beaches, wonderful stargazing opportunities, and plenty of history to go with it. This is all while being able to immerse yourself in a different culture. If you do choose Kenya for your vacation, you'll quickly fall in love with it.

Kenya fact sheet

Are U.S. citizens allowed to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry? Yes, within 96 hours

What procedures are in place? Forms and health screening check

Are there any restrictions on movement? A curfew between 10 pm – 4 am

More information: https://ke.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

No matter which of these travel friendly places you decide to visit, make sure you come back to tell us about your experience!

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