”Are you thinking about traveling right now? That’s crazy!”
This is one of the funny comments I’ve received when I tell my friends about how I plan to scour the world post-covid-19.
I can’t blame them. It is not a topic many would prefer to talk about right now but to travel lovers like me. It is what keeps us sane at such a time. So I encourage you to dream on and plan for the exotic places you’d like to blow off some steam.
However, we need to address the elephant in the room.
What Impact Has The Covid-19 Pandemic Made On The Travel Industry?
It’s no surprise that the travel industry is among the most hit by the coronavirus pandemic. As major cities in the world suspend flights and close their borders, it is safe to say the industry is almost at a complete halt.
Research shows that the industry is poised to loose over 300billion dollars in terms of revenue generated. Not to mention the millions of people who’ll likely lose their jobs over time.
In any case, if we all play our part and take the necessary precaution, we might just welcome the new normal sooner than you’d expect. Whatever that will look like, one thing you’re sure of is that traveling might never be the same.
Going forward, you’ll likely face strict health guidelines that will ensure you travel safely and comply with specific health standards. It begs the question.
What Precautions Must You Take While Traveling?
When the dust settles, and major cities re-open their borders, you’ll likely find stringent measures put in place, for your safety. After all, no one wants a repeat of the same and more so a fifth, sixth wave, or whatever the numbers will look like then.
Aside from that, you have a role to play. It includes;
Washing Your Hand As Much As Possible
Before you board a plane and after you get off, or when you’re relaxing on that tropical beach, always keep your hands clean. It will help you stay safe from any virus and not only the Covid-19 virus.
Have A Disinfectant With You Everywhere
In some cases, you’ll find that you won’t be able to access clean water and soap. So what is the best alternative?
Yes, a portable hand sanitizer that you can use after you come into contact with anything or anyone.
Maintain Healthy Eating Standards
Your immune system needs to be at its best when you are on the road. To ensure optimum health eat foods rich in Vitamins. You can also maintain a robust immune presence through a balanced diet. For women, it is okay to enjoy the occasional glass of wine or anything to your muse.
After all, you are traveling for some fun and to ease off.
If you are a woman with children, and you plan on taking them along with you, then here are some extra precautions to keep them safe;
Carry A Thermometer
Your kids who often go run around touching everything and smiling at everybody are the most susceptible. So just as a precaution, you should keep track of their health; an excellent way to do this is by checking their temperatures regularly.
Rinse Their Nose With Saline Spray
According to Dr. Stanley Kerstein, rinsing your nose before and after a flight boosts your hydration levels and gives you an extra cleanse.
Book A Seat By The Window
Many people considered it a myth up until recently after an in-depth study of the behavior and movements of respiratory droplets. Research now shows that sitting near a window helps in air circulation and prevents the spread of infectious disease.
Now that you have everything in check, and you are ready to travel then the only thing left is to know the ideal destinations. In essence, you might be limited to a few regions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the available options. So;
Which Cities Are Potentially Ideal For You And Are Potentially Risk-Free?
Before we jump right to the list of the best cities, you can travel to after the Covid-19 pandemic. You must know that this list is compiled based on the best efforts to mitigate the effects and potentially eliminate the virus.
As an up and coming tourist attraction center, Copenhagen has the best beaches, scenery, and climate. With many fun activities and places to visit that include the infamous Tivoli gardens; you can be sure of a tranquil experience.
The Danish culture is also something you’ll love; the people are friendly and have a mantra of love and peace. That is one of the reasons the country is doing so well in managing the current crisis and that makes it the ideal destination to kick it and relax.
Pulau Ujong, Singapore
Even during this existential crisis, Singapore is one of the few that has managed to flatten the curve.
Considered the gateway to Asia, the city‘s iconic landmark is but not limited to the Marina Bay Islands. Here, you’ll find exotic resorts, gardens, museums, and even an infinity pool. It is the hallmark of everything beautiful, not to mention they speak English. So you can communicate without fuss.
Being one of the best tourist attraction cities in the world, New Zealand’s efforts to contain the Virus prove worth it. The country has the best coastal sceneries in the region with deep blue waters that are hypnotic at best.
If you take a closer look at the situation in Europe then you’ll appreciate the efforts by the Croatian government and its people. The numbers show a positive sign each day. On top of that, it has exotic islands that present the ideal climate for women who love to spend time in the sun in their hot bikinis and swim in the deep blue seas.
Among the Scandinavian countries, Switzerland ranks among the top and shows signs of taking charge of the pandemic.
Here, you’ll find breathtaking scenery that will get your mind off the Covid-19 disaster and you’ll appreciate nature more in the process.
Bavarian Alps, Germany
Many elite nations must be looking at Germany in envy. The recovery numbers are on a steady increase, and this glimmer of hope makes it a strong candidate to resume normalcy soon.
In terms of recreation then the Bavarian Alps together with the black forest offer much more than the historical cities of Munich, Berlin, and Hamburg.
An area where more than half of the cases reported have recovered, Finland finally has its grip on the deadly virus. The city provides a great opportunity for anyone looking to escape soon.
The city has much to offer in boat riding, historical monuments, and modern architecture.
With a large percentage of recovering cases, the city is almost out of the woods. On the UNESCO world heritage list, the city has the best scenery you can imagine. If you are a woman and you love a romantic story then you’ll fall for the Hohensalzburg Fortress. The classical music you’ll find here is to die for.
With no deaths and more than half of the cases on record recovering, Rwanda has its foot on the gas in curbing the virus. This historical city has the best National parks, and if you find solace in nature, then you’ll love the city.
Ever think of an Opera house sitting along the deep blue waters with a royal botanical garden adjacent to it? Well, you can find that exact description in the city of Sydney. It’s a destination you’ll likely fall in love with, and the culture will have you coming back.
There you go, the top 10 places you might be able to travel to after the Covid-19 pandemic is over. Just thinking of such places right now and the serenity they offer creates a sense of peace.