5 Safest Places to Travel in The Post-Covid World

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When Covid-19 entered our lives, we were forced to call off our dream vacations—and really all plans for travel. Not being able to go out and see the world, some of us might’ve opened up old photo archives and tried to comfort ourselves with pictures of past holidays, reminiscing on memories from all the amazing places we have visited.

Many countries have started to ease up travel restrictions, borders are opening up, and new flights are being scheduled. That means that many of us are now ready to travel again to take some new pictures and make great memories.

Before packing your bags, bear in mind that Covid-19 is still out there, and safety should remain an important concern. There are a lot of ways to mitigate the risk of contagion, and one of the primary methods is choosing a safe spot for your trip.

Here’s a list of some of the safer destinations TripCandy has its eyes on post-pandemic.

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1. Poland

There were days that Poland had zero Covid-19 related deaths reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranked the country as Level 1 (Covid-19 Low), making Poland one of the safest places to visit during the pandemic.

It may not be the first option that comes to mind, but the land of pierogi and fascinating history shouldn’t be underestimated. Low-cost airlines, affordable accommodation, the Gothic cathedrals of Kraków, aka “The City of Kings”, and 14 incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Poland ticks all the right boxes of a vacation beyond one’s imagination.

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2. Peru

If Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, don’t wait any longer. All you need is to provide a negative PCR test, and Peru will welcome you with open arms—from six feet away, of course. Vaccinated or not, no quarantine time is needed when traveling to the country.

Despite the fact that Peru has more accommodating restrictions than other countries, it is still the safest Latin American country at a Level 2 ranking (Covid-19 Moderate).

If you are thinking about opting out of a white Christmas this year, replace your snowy adventures with a walk on the Inca Trail, a tour of the Amazons, a visit to the oasis resort of Huacachina on the outskirts of Ica, or a trip to the Rainbow Mountain.

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3. Iceland

Iceland is the place to be if you’re seeking a vacation away from the crowds. With unique sights like the northern lights, breathtaking landscapes, natural parks, and the Fagradalsfjall volcano which has been erupting since March 2021, Iceland will undoubtedly stun you with its raw beauty.

Although the country is at Level 3 (Covid-19 High), Iceland is a small country with a population under 370,000, meaning it is easier to track the virus. Furthermore, 70% of Icelanders live in the capital area, which allows you to explore the countryside without interacting with many people.

Iceland also has a strict testing protocol, so a negative PCR test (48 hours before landing) is a must. If you’re fully vaccinated, you don’t need another test when you arrive in the country, and your adventure begins without the 5-day quarantine.

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4. Canada

Even though Canada is at Level 3, thanks to solid vaccine awareness campaigns, 72.2% of the entire population has been fully vaccinated so far. There are numerous restrictions to limit the spread, so make sure that you’re prepared, and up to date with the latest rules before booking your tickets to Canada.

A trip to Toronto to mingle with people from different places and eat either poutine or delicacies from global cuisines can help erase the dull memories of life in lockdown. 

If city life isn’t your cup of tea, what about some winter sports? Alberta and Quebec host some of the largest ski resorts. You know what they say, ‘’Skiing is expensive, but it’s cheaper than therapy.’’ Ice fishing on Lake Dauphin in Manitoba and snowshoeing in Gatineau Park in Quebec are some other options for sports enthusiasts.

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5. Singapore

You know that a destination is worth your while when the airport is as fascinating as the Changi Airport. Singapore gets your adventure off to a great start the minute you step off the plane. Can you imagine the rest of the country?

But how’s Singapore reacting to being Level 3 (Covid-19 High)? With high vaccination rates of up to 80% and a uniquely designed strategy. The Singaporean government created the TraceTogether token and a corresponding phone app to prevent the spread of Covid-19. It allows the authorities to track people who interacted with those who are infected to speed up the quarantine process and stop the spread of the virus. Over 90% of the people in Singapore use the app, making for some pretty reassuring numbers.

There are ways to leave the house while still staying safe. After choosing where to visit next, book your hotel on TripCandy, and don’t miss an opportunity to earn up to 15% on crypto cashback rewards.

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