While you can’t travel now, things might change soon.
Borders will begin to open up, and tourism could pick up. Since you have
nothing to do at home these days, it might be time to start planning your
future trips. You have plenty of time to do it, so you better get started.
While you’re doing it, you have to consider
health and safety. Even if the pandemic is over, you’re still uncertain
about some places. You should prioritize the areas where you know you have a
lower chance of getting ill. These countries should be on your list.
Despite being a massive country with almost 5
million people, New Zealand is one of the first countries to have contained
the virus. It has something to do with effective governance. The country’s
leaders are responsible and earthquake to act in preventing the spread of the
virus. The locals were very cooperative despite strict lockdown measures and
other policies. There’s no wonder why even if other developed countries are
struggling, New Zealand succeeded. The combined strength of leadership and
cooperation among the people played a significant role.
Thailand is one of the most populated countries in the
world to have managed the virus. It’s been months since the country didn’t see
a local transmission. It could be due to the tight quarantine orders among all
arrivals. Therefore, once local transmission stopped, the country didn’t see an
increase anymore. Mask wearing is also common among the locals even before the
coronavirus. The higher levels of PM 2.5 in the air gave people no choice but
to wear a mask. The locals were also obedient and following national orders,
despite some of them being draconian. Since Thailand
is one of the most popular tourist destinations, you will feel glad to know
that it’s among the safest places to visit. The only caveat is that the country
is still straight in allowing foreigners to come in. It might take a while
before normal tourism picks up.
Taiwan is one of the places that everyone looks up to
because of how it managed to stop the spread of the virus. Despite being
geographically too close to China, the source of the virus, Taiwan managed to
contain it. It could be due to Taiwan’s experience in handling the H1N1 virus a
few years ago. At the onset, Taiwan did the right thing, and acted quickly. it
means that even if there are potential outbreaks in the future, you won’t have
to worry if you’re in Taiwan. You will feel safe, and let’s not forget how
beautiful this country is.
Let’s hope the virus will stop spreading, and a
vaccine will soon be discovered. It’s good to start planning now so you will
know which places to visit. Even if things get better, you should still
prioritize health and safety. Consider visiting other places if you believe
that you will be safe going there. For now, try to avoid traveling first and
stay home for safety reasons.
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