Post COVID Travel Guide

Top 20 COVID Free Countries – Safest Destinations To Travel Right Now

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The pandemic did manage to spare a few countries around the world, and though most of them are countries you've probably never heard of in the far Oceania and Pacific Islands, now is a good to time to know/visit them! Some of the countries in this list closed borders at the right time and took the necessary precautions to flatten the curve, hence giving them the COVID free status as of today. If you're planning your next vacation, here are some countries you should consider.

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COVID Safe Countries to Visit in 2020

A study by the Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of commercial and non-profit organisations reveals the safest countries in the post COVID world. The rankings were decided basis a total score of 752 points against all 130 parameters under categories of quarantine efficiency, healthcare readiness, risk management among others. Switzerland topped the list as the ‘Safest Country to Travel’ in the post COVID world while South Sudan finished at the bottom of the list of 200 countries.

It's interesting to note that in mid-April, Israel and Germany held the top two slots, while Switzerland ranked 11th.

The 250-page report is based on 500 data sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Johns Hopkins University, Worldometers and the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Here is a list of countries open for travel.

As of August 2020, here are the top 20 safest countries in the post-COVID world:

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  1. 6
  2. 7
  3. 8
  4. 9
    New Zealand
  5. 10
    South Korea
  1. 11
    United Arab Emirates
  2. 12
  3. 13
    Hong Kong
  4. 14
  5. 15
  1. 16
  2. 17
    Saudi Arabia
  3. 18
  4. 19
  5. 20

If you're looking to travel within Europe, here are the top 5 COVID safe destinations in Europe.

1. Georgia

No quarantine required

Georgia was one of the world's least-affected countries by coronavirus. The capital city of Tbilisi is an ideal destination for culture, gastronomy, diversity and architecture. The country has taken special efforts for safe tourism and there's no better time to visit this hidden gem.

2. Austria

Health certificate required

Vienna in Austria is one of the most favoured travel destinations in the world and also boasts the best quality of life in Europe. From nature lovers to museum buffs, there's plenty to do in Vienna. Its Christmas markets are also ranked among the best in Europe, so you know where to head for a safe experience this December!

3. Croatia

No quarantine required

Croatia has been rather preserved by coronavirus with up to 20 times fewer infected people than in any other European country. It is well-equipped in healthcare and also has more hospital beds per inhabitant than most European countries. The handful of cases that cropped in the country were taken care of well and now it ranks high among the COVID safe countries in the world. The fact that it has a large selection of private villas, tourist apartments and is a melody of gastronomy, culture, nature and water sports is a cherry on top!

4. Portugal

No quarantine required

Certain regions in Portugal - Algarve, Lagos and the Alentejo are almost corona-free. From beaches framed by golden rugged cliffs and lapis lazuli waters, to traditional architecture and vibrant streets, the country is an exquisite getaway and not to mention COVID safe too.

5. Greece

Conditional quarantine policy

Greece is one of the least affected countries in Europe (up to 50 times less people infected than in the most affected European countries). The paradisiacal Greek island of Corfu is just the place for sun bathing and relaxing - not to mention it's completely COVID safe. However, except for tourists from certain countries, all others are required to go through quarantine.

Quarantine Free Countries Checker

Traveling to a new place and staying in quarantine is no fun. However, there are quite a few countries that are now quarantine-free, which means you do not have to be cooped up in your resort for the first 14 days! Here's our Quarantine Checker which tells you what the quarantine rules for each country are. Simply search on our live table (updated daily).

Head here for a complete list of Countries without Quarantine.

Before you pack your bags and set off to your favourite COVID-free destination, here's our essential post-COVID packing checklist for a safe trip.

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