TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT DESPITE THE PANDEMIC IN 2021.

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, travellers are eager to experience the beauty that comes with tourism, but understanding the requirements and restrictions of the places to visit before entry is important.

Jamaica

Known as the home to sandy beaches and beautiful resorts, Jamaica has a region open to tourists that it calls its “Resilient Corridor.” This includes most of its coast, including popular vacation destinations like Montego Bay, Negril, and Ocho Rios, but not its capital, Kingston, or the surrounding inland areas. If you wish to go beyond their Resilient Corridor, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days on the island.

For travels on or before March 10, 2021, tourists may present a result for which the sample collection date is within ten days of the travel date. For example, if your travel date is March 10th, your sample collection date should be February 28th. 

Iconic places to visit in Jamaica are Negril beach & Negril cliffs, Bob Marley museum, Dunn’s river falls, Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay, Blue hole, Ocho Rios. 

Sandals South Coast, Jamaica

Bahamas

The Bahamas is roughly made up of 700 islands that lure millions of visitors to their white-washed beaches, duty-free shops, fishing and scuba diving excursions and luxurious accommodations each year. All incoming travellers are required to upload a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than five days before their arrival date (children ten and under are not required to take a test). In addition to presenting negative PCR test results upon arrival in the Bahamas, travellers must also upload their test results at travel.gov.bs to complete a Bahamas Travel Health Visa application. The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort has remained open to guests, with new safety protocols in place, including temperature checks of guests every 24 hours. 

Some resorts opened in the Bahamas are: Atlantis Paradise Island, Baha Mar, The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons resort

Bahamas

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its beautiful landscape and natural parks where tourists can engage in fun activities like rafting, zip-lining, canyoning, unarguably the best place for animal lovers. Since Nov. 1, 2020, Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air, as long as they meet the country’s visa and COVID-19 entry requirements. A return flight ticket is needed when entering Costa Rica. It is advisable to make a photocopy or take a picture of your passport with the entry stamp to carry at all times during your stay.

Costa Rica requires every visitor to purchase travel insurance that will cover medical care for acute illness and accommodation in case of quarantine. No big celebrations are allowed in hotels and public places. 

Places to visit in Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio National Park,  Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), Monteverde and the Cloud Forest, La Fortuna Waterfall, Canopy Tour

Tortuga lodge and gardens, Costa Rica

Mexico

Interestingly, Mexico has fantastic food (tortillas, tacos, has the origin of chocolate), drink and festival culture (day of the dead festival); Mexico also has the second-highest number of museums in the world. Since December, planes have been taking off and landing at Cancun International Airport. It is high season in the Mexican seaside resort on the Caribbean coast. Mexico never closed its borders and is still one of the few countries in the world that does not require a negative PCR test or quarantine upon entry. 

Interesting places to visit in Mexico are: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Isla Mujeres, Santa Prisca Church in Taxco, Guanajuato, Dias des los Muertos, Oaxaca, Cozumel

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico

Brazil

Brazil is home to beautiful carnivals, cultural expression and Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. Tourists from all countries are permitted to enter Brazil under regular visa requirements; every tourist will require a 72-hour negative PCR test for Brazil’s entry. Travel insurance that covers COVID-19 is highly recommended.

Attractions to visit in Brazil are Fernando de Noronha Islands, Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugar Loaf, Iguaçu Falls, Salvador’s Pelourinho, Art Museums of Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte.

Christ the Redeemer statue, Brazil

Belize

Belize is known for the world’s second-largest barrier reef and  Blue hole, one of the world’s renowned scuba diving sites. Belize requires every tourist to take a PCR test in their home country within 72 hours of travel. This will put you in the fast track lane at the airport. Before your arrival, tourists must book their stay at a gold standard hotel and present confirmation on arrival to Belize. In 2017, Belize was declared a top travel destination.

The blue hole, Belize

When it comes to travelling, there are no restrictions, never forget to have fun beyond limits. To have a fantastic experience during your trip, book with Tramango; we offer exclusive travel deals to customers. Don’t forget to pack your covid-19 essentials (face masks, hand sanitisers) and obey health protocols while travelling. Stay safe while exploring. 

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