Vaccination drives are in full blow, and most countries have started to finally open up and allow tourists to come with strict precautions. An extended period of lockdown has made everyone sit at home, and it’s high time people need to get out and find some open air to release the mental stress. We must understand that following the social distancing norms will now be the new normal, and it will take you to question the places you can visit. The places that we are going to mention here are covered in nature, and all you will find is vast scenic landscapes that will not be mass-crowded. If you ask us, some of us have loved to visit it before the pandemic to experience a calm and relaxed environment. Let’s go through the top choices that will also not cost you a fortune.
The Pamir Highway
You might say that the number of active Covid-19 cases is still quite high in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. There are minimal cases in the Pamir region that is in the outskirts and quite remote. The Pamir Highway is best known for its unique and memorable road trips, stretching through the mountain range near the Afghanistan border. It is also recorded as one of the highest international highways that are above 4,655-meters from sea level. Along the highway, you will also get to witness the lifestyle and meet the locals.
Salar De Uyuni
It will be a 3+ day trip, and the Covid-19 situation is also very controlled in the Uyuni region of Bolivia. It’s the largest salt flat that you can visit, and it is also one of the best places to see if you want to follow social distancing norms. As it’s quite a remote location, visitors will need to take a Jeep to reach there, and the night accommodation will be in a hotel made entirely of salt. There are various hotels you will find in the area and thereby, you don’t need to worry about living with more people in a confined place.
The Great Walks
You must have heard that New Zealand is one of the first countries that successfully flattened the curve. As the Covid-19 situation is fully controlled there, it has also opened its borders for tourists. The country is known as one of the best places to explore nature, along with various treks that will get you even closer to nature. There are different Great Walks located in the South Island that will give you very scenic views and mesmerizing landscapes. While you are here, there are various activities that you can participate in.
The Galapagos Island
It is one of the Ecuador islands that is safe from the pandemic, and you will get to spend 7+ days here to be able to experience the place thoroughly. The island is located 926 km away from the mainland, and it’s the place that will allow you to surround yourself with beautiful animals instead of people. If you are coming from any other foreign country, you will need to land at Quito or Guayaquil airport. You will have to take a cruise/boat from Ecuador’s mainland to reach the Galapagos island.
Easter Island, Chile
Easter Island has also managed to keep it completely safe from this pandemic. However, Chile struggled quite a lot to control the situation. The available trips will require 5+ days, and a maximum of only two people are allowed. To enhance the experience, you can rent a quad bike and roam around the island all on your own. You will see the clearest stars and milky way with the naked eye with such a clear atmosphere.