Summer in Europe: The 20 Safest Places for Travel and Tourism Post- Covid-19 According to European Best Destinations
Safety has always been the top concern for travelers. With several countries opening their borders, it pays to know which countries are the safest destinations for travel.
To help travelers who “after weeks of confinement who wants to travel to Europe but do not know where to travel and what safety measures are being taken in countries and regions,”
We have compiled the list of destinations based on how low their rate of COVID-19 infection is, along with each country’s number of hospitals, hospital beds per inhabitant, safety protocols in effect, and more.
- Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia, one of the world’s least affected by coronavirus countries. Georgia reacted very quickly with measures that kept the epidemic at an extremely low level.
- Corfu, Greece
“This paradisiacal Greek island is a perfect destination to recharge your batteries after this stressful period,”
- Cavtat, Croatia
Popular with celebrities, families, lovers and fans of gastronomy, culture, nature and water sports, Cavtat is the destination.
4. Azores Islands
If Portugal was less affected by covid-19, the Azores Islands — like Portugal’s Algarve region — were even further spared. “A perfect destination if you need to reconnect with nature,”
5. Preveza, Greece
Sun, countless beaches (including one of the longest in Europe), Mediterranean cuisine, a yacht-filled marina, Preveza appears fifth on the list of Europe’s safest vacation spots.
6. Alentejo, Portugal
Portugal has been relatively spared from coronavirus with up to 40 times fewer people infected than anywhere else in Europe. Some regions such as the Alentejo have been almost ‘Covid-19 free’ so far with only one death linked to coronavirus.
7. Batumi, Adjara, Georgia
Georgia is by far one of the countries least affected by coronavirus. The country reacted very quickly with measures that kept the epidemic at an extremely low level. There are up to 260 times fewer cases of Covid-19 in Georgia than in the most-affected European
8. Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb is among the favorite places to visit on EBD’s lists: a “travelers’ favorite destination” in Croatia, a “must-see destination for a city break,” the starting point for a road trip in Croatia, “a romantic destination” throughout the year, and a destination recognized for its Christmas market.
9. Algarve, Portugal
Portugal is one of the countries least affected by coronavirus, with up to 40 times fewer infected people than the other European countries. Some regions have been almost entirely spared, including the Algarve and the Alentejo for example, and some of the most popular destinations for travelers, such as Lagos, have not recorded any coronavirus deaths.
10. Sibiu, Romania
Sibiu is a beautiful, historical city in Transylvania, northwest of Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Straddling the Cibin River and nicknamed The City with Eyes, Sibiu is a well-known tourist destination for both domestic and foreign visitors.
Secluded in the Gulf of Kotor, this coastal town in Montenegro is defined by EBD as “one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe for travelers in love, for foodies, for nature lovers and a haven of peace for nature, trekking, walking or cycling.”
12. Rijeka, Croatia
The principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia after Zagreb and Split, it’s located in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea.
“Warsaw is one of the most incredible cities in Europe,” writes EBD.
Its history is that of a people capable of facing any situation, of recovering and moving forward. Facing coronavirus, the Polish message has always been very clear:
is visited by history buffs, lovers and families looking for a safe and peaceful destination throughout the year.
“Vienna is often selected for this reason, which is not only a feeling but a reality: The rate of criminal offenses is three times lower in this capital than in any other European capitals,” according to EBD.
15. Bohinj, Slovenia
Recognized by the European Commission as one of the best sustainable tourism destinations in Europe, Bohinj is a haven of peace for lovers of nature, outdoor sports, trekking, local products, crafts and real experiences
Tourism on the island of Malta represents 15% of the nation’s gross domestic product. In addition to the turquoise water of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has a rich history and culture heritage.
17. Gdansk, Poland
Poland is one of the most fashionable European countries and Gdansk, located on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay on the Baltic Sea, is one its tourist pearls.
18. Vilnius, Lithuania
Located in southeastern Lithuania, Vilnius is the capital and the largest city in the country. The architecture of its Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The biggest metropolis in the Baltic, Riga blends timeless tradition and cutting-edge modernity. “A Nordic blonde with a fiery heart,” Riga has 800-years of turbulent history, from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars, who have left their footprints in the cultural heritage of the city.
20. Wild Taiga, Finland
The ultimate escape: In the heart of Finland’s eastern Kainuu nature reserve, Wild Taiga with its woods, untouched land, clear lakes and rapids is an invitation to authentic natural experiences and a rare opportunity to hike in unspoiled nature, watch and photograph wild life and enjoy cultural activities.
Culled from : Forbes Oline