We can not believe that 2020 finally came to an end. Back to the beginning of 2020, a whole beautiful new decade was right around the corner. Tourism has thrived more than ever. Airlines were expanding their route networks and making it easier for you to come to far destinations. Hotel brands were appearing in every corner of the globe. Events, Festivals, and parties were supposed to bring together millions of visitors.
However, we all know the things that happened next. Just less than three months after the beginning of 2020, many countries all over the world closed their door and forced travelers to hold back their plans and wait. Everything is much clearer when WHO first declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic in March 2020.
Then we know that it's difficult than ever to predict exactly what will happen with traveling in the future. However, "whatever happened, tomorrow is another day" and we have the right to believe that blue skies are coming. So, it is the best time to start considering and planning for the next destinations to visit in 2021.
Top 5 Destinations to Visit After COVID-19
Here in this guide, we compile a list of the top 5 destinations that you can visit after the COVID-19 pandemic with social-distancing in mind.
Let's begin with the first place on this list now.
1.Road Trip in The USA
With countries' borders that open up at their own speed, now is the best time for you to start discovering the USA. Nothing is amazingly more than residing in the USA, then you will have tons of things waiting to be explored. The all-American road trip is said to make a comeback, with many hot destinations on the list such as Joshua Tree National Park, Arizona, or Pacific Coast Highway.
Let's take a look at The 5 riskiest states to visit in the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. The Gobi Desert, Mongolia
It's a fact that Mongolia is sparsely populated, the COVID-19 pandemic didn't impact this country as much as others. With just 214 confirmed cases in mid-2020, Mongolia is now one of the safest places to travel to after the pandemic.
Gobi Desert - a must-visit place while traveling in Mongolia. To discover the Gobi Desert, you should go on a 6-12-day tour depending on things you want to see in the Gobi Desert. The tour will consist of about 6 visitors maximum and you won't be in any crowned area during the entire trip. You will like to hop around from one yurt to others like a nomad. It truly the best place to go to and follow social distancing while traveling.
To visit the Gobi Desert, you may take a flight to Ulaarbator first and find for yourself a tour to go to the Gobi Desert.
3. The Great Walk in New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the very first countries in the world that was able to keep the COVID stable successfully and they are planning to let their tourism come back.
New Zealand was famous for its untouched nature and incredible hiking spots even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the most beautiful Great Walks are located in the South of this island that you should visit while traveling in New Zealand.
They have been successful in creating and maintaining several hiking tracks around the country. So, you will be able to hike through some of the most awesome and inspiring landscapes of New Zealand. We must say there's no better way to keep ourselves far from the world while traveling than to go hiking in New Zealand and there're tons of scenic routes for us to pick.
One more information for you is that later in 2021 when country borders open up for all, New Zealand holds plenty of appeal for its isolated escapes where crowds aren’t an issue.
Santorini is located in the Greek Islands. It is the top-notch hot spot to travel in Europe.
There’s something about the white houses and blue rooftops that travelers just can’t get enough of. The island is just a bit larger than Manhattan, with a total population of a bit more than 15,000 permanent residents. This of course is a drop in the water compared to the number of tourists who visit per year, estimated at two million annually.
There are a few ways you can arrive in Santorini. The most popular one is to take a flight to Athens and from there, catch a public ferry to the island. If you have a great amount of money and want to do something special, you could also choose to sail across in a catamaran yourself. In 2021, fortunately, there will be some great specials to be had, resulting in a once expensive holiday suddenly becoming affordable. So, if you’re wondering where to travel in 2021, Greece will be as incredible as ever!
Montenegro is one of the Balkan's best-kept secrets. That is, until recently! Montenegro has opened up its borders to foreign investment, by way of a purchasable EU passport. This has resulted in many ex-pats buying properties here, subsequently increasing the demand for holiday homes, villas, and seaside escapes. It is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after European vacations so be sure to add it to your travel list sooner rather than later!
Extra. Somewhere in Your Countries!
Last but not least, keep in mind to look inside your own country and take the chance to travel and see what your home country has to offer.
Spend the weekend and travel around where you live, support local businesses, and help drive the economy in whichever way you can, and soon, the COVID-19 will end and we can start to travel again. And don't miss our list of destinations to visit after COVID-19!