Here are some countries you can explore for your post COVID vacation

First Published Dec 16, 2020, 4:34 PM IST

If all you long for is but a short escape from the confines of your home, routine and hours of staring at the screen, your search ends here.

<p>While many travel lovers across the world are home-bound these days due to the current pandemic, it has been noted that people have been marking places on Google Maps for future visits.<br />
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While many travel lovers across the world are home-bound these days due to the current pandemic, it has been noted that people have been marking places on Google Maps for future visits.
 

<p>If anything, travel gave us something to look forward to even when we weren’t travelling. While travel looks different now and some cities are still locked down, waiting out the pandemic is not the only way to start travelling either.</p>

If anything, travel gave us something to look forward to even when we weren’t travelling. While travel looks different now and some cities are still locked down, waiting out the pandemic is not the only way to start travelling either.

<p>If all you long for is but a short escape from the confines of your home, routine and hours of staring at the screen, your search ends here.<br />
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If all you long for is but a short escape from the confines of your home, routine and hours of staring at the screen, your search ends here.
 

<p>The chosen destinations will inspire readers to ‘dream now, go later.’ By profiling inspiring places, communities and innovations, the list provides some much-desired escapism for people as we enter the ninth month of pandemic precautions around the world.</p>

The chosen destinations will inspire readers to ‘dream now, go later.’ By profiling inspiring places, communities and innovations, the list provides some much-desired escapism for people as we enter the ninth month of pandemic precautions around the world.

<p><strong>Georgia: </strong>No quarantine - Being one of the world’s least-affected countries by coronavirus, wins it major brownie points. The Georgian capital of Tbilisi is an ideal destination for culture, gastronomy, diversity and architecture. Besides boutique hotels and guesthouses, the city also has a large array of tourist apartments that can offer more personalised safety.</p>

Georgia: No quarantine - Being one of the world’s least-affected countries by coronavirus, wins it major brownie points. The Georgian capital of Tbilisi is an ideal destination for culture, gastronomy, diversity and architecture. Besides boutique hotels and guesthouses, the city also has a large array of tourist apartments that can offer more personalised safety.

<p><strong>Austria:</strong> Health certificate needed - Loved by history buffs, Austria has up to 10 times fewer infected people. The most favoured travel destination—Vienna—boasts the best quality of life in Europe. Perfect for nature lovers, its Christmas markets are ranked among the best in Europe.</p>

Austria: Health certificate needed - Loved by history buffs, Austria has up to 10 times fewer infected people. The most favoured travel destination—Vienna—boasts the best quality of life in Europe. Perfect for nature lovers, its Christmas markets are ranked among the best in Europe.

<p><strong>Croatia: </strong>No quarantine - Croatia has up to 20 times fewer infected people per million. Boasting a large selection of private villas, tourist apartments and small family hotels, this Southeast European country is popular with fans of gastronomy, culture, nature and water sports. Also, the fact that it is not over-crowded is a winner.</p>

Croatia: No quarantine - Croatia has up to 20 times fewer infected people per million. Boasting a large selection of private villas, tourist apartments and small family hotels, this Southeast European country is popular with fans of gastronomy, culture, nature and water sports. Also, the fact that it is not over-crowded is a winner.

<p><strong>Portugal: </strong>No quarantine - The Southwestern European country has been relatively spared with regions such as Algarve, Lagos and the Alentejo almost corona-free. From beaches framed by golden cliffs and warm waters, to traditional architecture, the country is an exquisite getaway. Again private accommodations make it more appealing to tourists.</p>

Portugal: No quarantine - The Southwestern European country has been relatively spared with regions such as Algarve, Lagos and the Alentejo almost corona-free. From beaches framed by golden cliffs and warm waters, to traditional architecture, the country is an exquisite getaway. Again private accommodations make it more appealing to tourists.

<p><strong>Greece:</strong> Partial quarantine - One of the safest European nations, Greece has up to 50 times fewer people infected than in other European countries. Except for the tourists from some pre-designated countries, others would have to either go through the Covid-19 testor quarantine.<br />
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Greece: Partial quarantine - One of the safest European nations, Greece has up to 50 times fewer people infected than in other European countries. Except for the tourists from some pre-designated countries, others would have to either go through the Covid-19 testor quarantine.
 

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