Thanks to the vaccine rollout, more and more counties are announcing their international tourism revival. Several countries in Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa have already eased their safety protocols to welcome fully vaccinated visitors. So, if you finally completed your anti-COVID-19 shots, here are 7 gorgeous and underrated destinations you should explore this summer.
Croatia is blessed with beautiful coastlines and natural reserves. This dreamy country in southeast Europe will give you sunny days ideal for the beach and sailing, or even just a casual stroll in the city. Travelers who are fully vaccinated may visit Croatia without the need to quarantine or present negative multiple test results. The only requirements are confirmed booking with a government-approved resort or hotel and a completed health declaration form. Children under seven years old are exempted from Croatia’s safety travel requirements.
Thinking of going somewhere cool in more ways than one? Iceland is the place to be! This Scandinavian country responded to the pandemic so brilliantly that they are now ready to welcome foreign visitors. However, vaccinated travelers are still required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, then proceed to their accommodation while waiting for the results. Additionally, Iceland requires a pre-registration of visits. Other than that, exploring this Nordic country should be easy.
The Caribbean will give you sun, sand, and fun all year round. And what better way to enjoy this region than to relax in the colorful beach towns of Barbados. If you are fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer, you may skip the mandatory seven-day quarantine in Barbados. Additionally, you must pre-register your trip, complete a health declaration form, and present a negative PCR test result taken within 3 days prior to departure.
Explore astounding ancient Mayan sites and natural reserves in Guatemala. All the great sights and delicious cuisine from this Central American country will make your trip truly worth it. Upon arrival, visitors must present their certificate of vaccine completion as well as a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours. Children under 10 years old are exempted from this safety requirement.
While extreme mountaineers still cannot climb up the world-famous Mount Everest, vaccinated travelers are most welcome to enjoy the view of the Himalayas in neighboring towns. It’s a good thing Nepal has a beautiful landscape, colorful villages, and delectable dishes (Note: Nepali momo dumpling is a must-try). Aside from a vaccine certification, visitors must present a recommendation letter to Nepal’s department of tourism, proof of travel insurance, a special barcode obtained through the visitor’s online application, and a negative COVID-19 test was taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
This archipelago in the Indian Ocean looks so unreal. Seychelles is a true paradise with its white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters, lush jungle, and fascinating fauna. Vaccinated travelers are most welcome in this country, given that they can present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure and travel insurance that will cover their entire trip. Accommodation must also be booked at an approved establishment.
Ready to make a splash this summer? Let’s revive your wanderlust by planning a safe and hassle-free trip. Viyahe offers low airfare and hotel discounts that will suit your travel needs. Plus, we can arrange your pre and post-travel requirements. Just chat with your Viyahe travel assistant today to get started.