Now that the New Year is here, many are already patting down their pocketbooks and wallets for any stray cash and change to be put toward a vacation. Indeed, with early batches of the Coronavirus vaccine reaching the public, many are already planning to use their newfound immunity to visit someplace else. For many though, the question isn’t when, but where. Based on actions performed during the overall pandemic and surveys taken by different age demographics, here are some safe locations to travel to in the coming year.
America in time out
Because of the poor handling of the pandemic in America — and even now, the poor handling of vaccine distribution — many countries have America crossed off on their fly list. That is not to say that won’t change as vaccines become readily available and the case numbers of Coronavirus plane out, but for the moment, most Americans will still need to stay home. One location that remains open to Americans is Ireland. However, Ireland still imposes two weeks of quarantine before travelers can enjoy that vacation.
In addition, most of the Caribbean has remained accessible to Americans who are willing to take tests prior to arrival or to otherwise follow a period of quarantine. Given this, these are some of the hotspots Americans will likely flock to in 2021.
Dream of elsewhere
While Americans are largely barred from most of Europe and portions of Asia, it is likely that these countries will remove bans once numbers in America decrease. As such, some might consider a late trip in 2021 to a new destination. Right now, Canada is one of the top travel destinations, and a convenient one, should it open up to Americans. Another fantastic destination, temporarily closed, is New Zealand and Australia. Both countries did fantastic jobs about mitigating the spread of the virus, and at the moment, New Zealand has practically no new cases for the last few months.
Popular European destinations include the Scandinavian countries like Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, as well as beautiful Italy and Portugal. While some of these countries (particularly Italy) suffered early on during the pandemic, the rigorous safety implementations have made them very safe and peaceful, being ranked level 1 for safety precautions. Overall, it seems like Americans are the ones who need to get things in order, before they can properly plan their vacations.