There are now 84 countries with confirmed coronavirus Covid-19 infections, Where on earth can you go to relax and not be anxious about catching the contagion.
There are now 84 countries with confirmed coronavirus Covid-19 infections, Where on earth can you go to relax and be not worried about catching the contagion.
Globally, more than 95,000 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus, the vast majority in China, with 3,015 deaths in China and 267 deaths across the globe, mainly in Italy and Iran.
The Centers for Disease Control and prevention listed the following countries with coronavirus COVID-19 on 5 March: Africa – Algeria, Nigeria, Senegal; Americas – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guadalupe, Mexico, and US; Europe – Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and UK; Eastern Mediterranean – Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and UAE; Western Pacific – Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam; and South-East Asia – India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Countries such as Laos and Myanmar, which border China, have not had a confirmation of coronavirus COVID-19, but I would not advise taking my family to those countries.
The Maldives is our favourite. There is unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world and an ambience that will see your smile return. Make the Maldives the holiday of a lifetime.
Some of the resorts are beyond opulent,but bargains can also be found.
Samoa is a tropical paradise with pristine beaches, an abundance of culture, and a hint of adventure, writes Skye Hokias in The CEO Magazine. It has turned away cruise ships due to the threat of coronavirus.
“Serene but spirited, wild yet well-manicured, hushed but birthed by volcanic explosions; stunning Samoa is a paradisaical paradox. Despite its intense natural beauty – all iridescent seas, jade jungles and crystal waterfalls – this is a humble place, devoid of mega-resorts and flashy attractions, but with welcomes as warm as the island sun,” writes Lonely Planet.
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In Istanbul, Turkey possesses one of earth’s most beguiling capital cities. A boat ride along the Bosphorus – passing under its grand suspension bridges and spotting the mosques minarets that speckle the skyline – is worth the journey alone, The Telegraph reported. There is also a 4,500 mile coastline, with beautiful beaches, forgotten islands and an inland sea that is seven times larger than Lake Geneva. Turkey’s most popular resorts can be found between Antalya and Alanya, but also look near Bodrum and Oludeniz.
Cuba is a land of hope and more than a little struggle. A stroll along Havana‘s seaside boulevard, the Malecon, at sunset is a memorable way to finish off a busy day of sightseeing. Thanks to Peregene Adventures: “Look behind the legend of Che Guevara, witness daily life in Vinales’ verdant tobacco fields, peel back the curtain on Santiago de Cuba’s ballet culture, wander the French-infused waterfront of Cienfuegos, dance to Cuban rhythms in Trinidad and go snorkelling in the Bay of Pigs. Finish it off with a cruise through Havana’s grand old streets in a classic American convertible.”
The island in the Indian Ocean, about 400 kilometres off the coast of East Africa, is famous for its lemurs and lithe-tongued, colour-changing chameleons but there is so much morte.
“With biodiversity to rival the Galapagos Islands, towns of colonial magnificence, beautiful beaches of golden sand and a remarkable culture influenced by Europe, Africa and the East, Madagascar’s rare riches are well worth discovering,” writes IntrepidTravel.
Malta was among the first European countries to introduce thermal screening at all points of entry such as the harbour and the Malta International Airport to detect patients with fever that would need to be tested for coronavirus COVID-19.
Malta is a tourist haven due to its warm weather and its historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C. Malta holidays consist of visits to ancient shrines, including the UNESCO global cultural sites, and other exceptionally attractive and world-class vocational destinations. There’s mountain biking, kayaking and clifftop hiking for the energetic, while the neighbouring island of Gozo has exceptional food and wine scene focuses strongly on fresh local produce and seafood.
Other coronavirus-free countries include Bolivia, Colombia, Botswana, Namibia, Mongolia, Peru and Uzbekistan.