Where to Go From Here?

Hong Kong is said to end its mandatory 14-day quarantine by September, promising to normalize traveling.

Hold on, we’re not asking you to start packing just yet! We still have to proceed with as much precaution as we can since it is impossible to get rid of the virus overnight.    

It has been slow progress and patience is essential. We’d rather take the sure and safe approach than to be sorry. In the meantime, we hold on to our seats as the world starts to open up.

If you’re wondering where to go once the restrictions ease up, we’ve come up with a list for you after considering into account the essential factors, such as the number of cases, the country’s approach to the pandemic and its accessibility.

Short-Haul:

  • Bhutan: With 77 confirmed cases and 0 casualties, Bhutan is one of the safest places to travel to in the post-pandemic world. Flights will be back on October so planning to go afterward means lesser crowds
Tigers Nest, Monastery, Bhutan, One Of A Kind, Unique
Recommended itinerary: 1N Thimphu + 3N Punakha + 2N Gangtey + 3N Paro
Catch the Black Crane Festival on 11 Nov!
  • Thailand: While the country has not announced its opening to tourists yet, it has meanwhile allowed foreign business visitors into the country.
Wide, Outlook, Bench By The Sea, Sea View, Fill
Recommended places to travel to: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui
  • Maldives: There’s nothing like the crystal waters and the luxurious services the Maldives has to offer. Its doors are opening this month, ready to welcome you in its sandy shores.
Maldives, Tropics, Tropical, Aerial View, Vacation
Recommended resorts: Anantara Khihava, Four Seasons, Six Senses
  • Sri Lanka: The country will welcome tourists starting August but the government has displayed a cautious approach by increasing the visa fee to USD 100 per person, requiring a minimum of 5-night stay, and discouraging mass tourism.
Srilanka, Ella, Landscape, Hill, Lanka, Tourism
Recommended itinerary: Nuwara Eliya, Yala National Park and Galle

Long-Haul:

  • Turkey: Turkey has responded quickly and well to the pandemic. It has recently removed the mandatory quarantine and Turkish Airlines has started operating flights.  
Turkey, Fairy Chimneys, Natural Landscape, Cappadocia
It’s not too late to go on a fairy-tale hot air balloon ride while in Cappadocia or to explore the history and culture of Istanbul. For a longer trip, why not end up in Bodrum’s blissful coastlines?
  • Tanzania: It may be too late for the migration but you may consider December to February which is a fantastic time to see the migratory birds.
Zebra, Crosswalk, Wild Animal, Safari, Tanzania
Second time to Tanzania? Why not consider going to Tarangire National Park, Ruaha and Grumeti?

There will be more countries opening up in the coming weeks and we can understand how it makes your heart beat faster.

So, shall we get ready?

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