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10 Safest Destinations to Travel Post Lockdown

As the world opens up for travel from the grip of coronavirus and the new dawn begins, here are some of the most gorgeous and safest destinations to travel post lockdown that are also some of the least impacted by the pandemic.

1) Georgia, Eurasia

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Georgia is an attractive destination between the beautiful Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea popular for some scenic outdoors and one of the safest destinations to travel post lockdown.

Top Activities and Attractions:

  • Soak in the stunning freshwater Lake Ritsa vistas for a serene and tranquil time in Abkhazia.
  • Trek through the gorgeous Georgian countryside in the Caucasian Mountains with views of farmland.
  • Explore Tbilisi for  Metekhi Church, Rike Park, cable car rides to Mother of Georgia, Narikala Fortress, and more.
  • Further, visit Borjomi for its salty water springs, hiking trails, and the Borjomi Kharagauli National Park.

2) Switzerland, Europe

Absorb the true essence of life and be amid crystal clear lakes, romantic green pastures, and snow-laden peaks of the Alps. 

Top Activities and Attractions:

  • Go skydiving in Interlaken and take the stunning leap of faith into the beautiful sky.
  • Take the majestic journey to Jungfrau, ‘Top of Europe’ in a train ride through the Eiger and Monch mountains.
  • Go on a boat ride to a rock in the middle of the Rhine Falls for a thrilling time.
  • Stroll down the 14th century Chapel Bridge along the picturesque river banks in Lucerne.

3) Greece, Balkans

places to visit post lockdown_Greece

Recharge in the fascinating country made up of idyllic islands, museums, coastal towns and a mosaic of landscapes.

Top Activities and Attractions:

  • Feel blessed amid natural beauty at Lake Plastira surrounded by chestnut and oak trees. 
  • Walk around the island of Thira, Santorini covered with Cycladic homes and soak in some Greek sunlight.
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens made of sparkling marble, marvel at the Doric columns and witness the spectacular temples.
  • Have a meal at the Greek tavern and relish pies, kleftiko, horiatiki paired well with a glass of wine for a joyous evening.

4) Austria, Europe

This enchanting destination with beautiful Alpine landscapes, green grassland and picturesque meadows will make your post lockdown holiday memorable. 

Top Activities and Attractions:

  • Feel wondrous at the Vienna Opera House, and walk down the beautiful Ringstrasse Boulevard.
  • Go bungee jumping at Europa Bridge in the magical alpine town of Innsbruck.
  • Relax and rejuvenate at Salzkammergut near Salzburg among charming blue lakes, and pastel-colored houses.
  • Go boating, canoeing, swimming at Worthersee and spend a few days admiring nature.

5) Morocco, Africa

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Wander the medinas in Morocco, spend a night amid traditional experiences and palm-lined oases. 

Top Activities and Attractions:

  • Take a steam bath in a hammam to cleanse and exfoliate yourself at a riad with private treatment rooms.
  • Wander around the Djemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech with snake charmers, jugglers, and musicians.
  • Witness spectacular sunsets in the Sahara Desert, in camps that change sand dunes into magical getaways.
  • Explore the maze-like bazaars in Meknes overflowing with colored fabric, raw spices, and hand-woven carpets.

6) Portugal, Europe

Portugal unscathed by the virus invites you to historic landmarks, sparkling beaches, religious sites, and eccentric cities. 

Top Activities and Attractions:

  • Walk, ride or canoe at Furnas Lake to feel pampered among meadows, rosewood trees, and stunning views.
  • Climb up Torre and indulge in mountain biking, horse-riding, hiking, paragliding, and more.
  • Sip on Port Wine, a glass of sweet red wine with the distilled grape, in the Douro Valley.
  • Sunbathe in the gorgeous Matosinhos Beach and also, enjoy a game of beach volleyball.

7) New Zealand, Oceania

places to visit post lockdown_Portugal

The island country in the South Pacific Ocean welcomes you to fall in love with nature among stunning fiords, trout-filled lakes, volcanic areas, rugged mountains, and more. 

Top Activities and Attractions:

  • Spend a day with marine animals such as penguins, sea lions, and seals in their natural habitat at the Otago Peninsula.
  • Visit the towns of Queenstown, Wanaka, and Glenorchy for stunning mountain backdrop views and lakes.
  • Bungee jump at the Auckland Harbor or try the steep fall at the Nevis Bungy for an incredible experience.
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves is a moment of magic as you take a boat ride at the 130-year-old natural attraction.

8) Norway, Scandinavia

The Scandinavian country with glaciers, fjords, midnight sun, mountains, and stunning architecture is one of the most vibrant countries to visit post lockdown. 

Top Activities and Attractions:

  • Stand atop the Pulpit Rock near Stavanger and overlook Lysefjord, about 600 meters above the water for breathtaking views.
  • Witness the spectacular aurora borealis or northern lights at Tromso, a natural phenomenon of magical light through the polar night.
  • Getaway to the Lofoten Islands with plenty of attractions such as Magic Ice, Lofoten Aquarium, Norwegian Fishing Village, and Lofoten War Museum.
  • Vacay at the colorful Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf with boutiques, Bryggen Museum, and several historic buildings.

9) Dubai, UAE

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Indulge in a romantic Dhow Cruise, experience Desert Safari, iconic Burj Khalifa and other man-made attractions in dazzling Dubai. Magical extravaganzas and trademark attractions will leave you spellbound.

Top Activities and Attractions:

  • Explore the extraordinary Palm Jumeirah for amazing coastline views, restaurants serving delicious local cuisine, beach clubs, Burj al – Arab hotel, and exciting nightlife.
  • Feel the magic of blossoming flowers at the Dubai Miracle Garden and be spellbound in the midst of nature.
  • Relax on the soft sandy beaches at the JBR Beach, La Mer Beach, Kite Beach among others by the blue ocean water for a fascinating time.
  • Witness a spectacular choreographed fountain display at the Dubai Fountain by the man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.

10) Maldives, Asia

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The archipelagic country with hundreds of coral islands on the Indian Ocean among crystalline water is a great escape. 

Top Activities and Attractions:

  • Head out to popular diving spots at Fish Head, Banana Reef, Manta Point among others to discover the plethora of marine life and black corals.
  • Pick a beautiful water villa for fabulous lagoon views and feel pampered with impeccable services. Scuba dive, parasail or just relax immersing in yoga by the beach.
  • Opt for a yacht cruise as you sip a cocktail to enjoy the blue waters and beautiful reefs of the Indian Ocean.
  • Relish the flavors of local cuisines with the family in Jazz Cafe in Male, such as Garudhiya, Mas Huni, Masroshi, Bis Keemiya, and more.
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