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Coronavirus: Safest Destinations to visit in Europe

Since the beginning of this health crisis we have been giving you regular information about the situation with the publication of updated maps in real time of the situation linked to coronavirus "Covid-19" in the world (WHO).

 

The situation has constantly changed: first we communicated with you about the destinations to avoid, then, at the peak of the crisis and following the WHO recommendations,we advised you to stay at home.

 

Many European countries are opening their borders and flights and hotels are also reopening now. After weeks of confinement you want to travel to Europe but do not know where to travel and what safety measures are being taken in countries and regions.

 

We have selected for you some of the destinations least affected by Covid-19 (up to 600 times fewer Covid-19 cases). These destinations have also implemented very specific protocols concerning hygiene in accommodations, restaurants, shops and measures such as the change of air conditioning filters between each traveller stay, availability of masks and social distancing.

 

These destinations also benefit from proximity to hospitals and have a higher number of hospital beds per inhabitant than the majority of European countries. 

 

Remain vigilant and do not forget the barrier gestures, social distancing, wearing the mask when possible and necessary. Avoid travelling if your health is poor. People over 70, overweighted or with respiratory problems should be particularly vigilant. It is also our responsibility to protect our most fragile loved ones and the people from our host countries.

 

We recommend you book your accommodation and check the option “100% refund without cancellation fees” as well as your flights and your tours and activities (cancellable up to 24 hours before ).

 

 

 


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Tbilisi

Georgia

Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia a country that has been one of the least affected in the world by coronavirus. The country reacted very quickly with measures that kept the epidemic at an extremely low level. There are up to 260 times fewer cases of Covid-19 in Georgia than in the most affected European countries. 

 

This health crisis has made us rethink our way to travel. More than ever we want to live new experiences. Tbilisi is exactly what we need now: an open-minded destination, which mixes better than any other past, present and future, culture and leisure. The Capital of Georgia is more trendy than ever in 2020; it is the ideal destination for culture, gastronomy, diversity and architecture lovers. The "wow" effect is guaranteed.

 

Magnificent Haussmannian buildings mingle with buildings dating from the Middle Ages; one can also see neo-classical, Soviet or extremely modern buildings. Tbilisi is respectful of its past and turned towards the future, its youth and tomorrow’s challenges. Be sure to climb to the top of Tbilisi and admire the Kartlis Deda statue, the protector of the city. This site offers an exceptional panorama of the Georgian capital, the Peace Bridge, the Metekhi Church, the Sulfur baths, amazing Clock Tower – one of the major architectural attractions of Tbilisi and the Mtatsminda Amusement Park for young and old; there are hundreds of unique experiences to live in Tbilisi.

 

The Georgian capital is stunning in spring and summer when nature wakes up and in winter with its thousands of light bulbs and Christmas decorations and market.

 

Did you know that Tbilisi is up to 5 times safer (criminality rate) than Paris or London? Did you know that Georgia has more hospital beds per thousand inhabitants than Sweden and Denmark? Another asset of Tbilisi is that there is a large offer of tourist apartments which is much sought after by travellers this year as well as small, boutique hotels, guesthouses.

 

Need an additional argument? A stay in a 5-star hotel or in a private villa in Tbilisi will cost you up to 4 times less than in the same hotel of the same group in another European capital. 

 

Save on your accommodation and treat yourself to unforgettable experiences in Tbilisi such as a folk dance show with Georgian meal.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Tbilisi. Commercial air travel to Georgia remains suspended through September 30. 

 

 Sanitary Measures:

 

  • Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, public transport (taxis, buses and metro). 
  • With very limited exceptions, anyone who enters Georgia is subject to a mandatory, enforced, 12-day quarantine. 

 


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Madeira Islands

Portugal

If Portugal was particularly spared from the Coronavirus epidemic, Madeira Islands  did  even better  with no death linked to  Coronavirus.

 

Quick! Pack your bags and treat yourself to a 10 days trip to Madeira this year! There are a thousand reasons to visit Madeira, one of the most awarded destinations by travellers. Madeira is ranked among the best sunny destinations in winter, best bird watching destinations, best hikes in Europe, best destinations to celebrate New Year's Eve, among the safest beaches in Europe (Covid-19), best sunny Christmas destinations, best places to propose, best European cruises destinations, best destinations to get retired, Most paradisiacal destinations in Europe, Most romantic destinations in Europe, Best destinations for Easter in Europe, Best dolphins and whales watching destinations in Europe, ...).

 

Still need more reasons to go? Discover our travel guide dedicated to Madeira. Madeira is for many people the most beautiful island in the world: it is the once-in-a-lifetime trip. If you dream of long golden sandy beaches, do like  Christiano Ronaldo’s mother take the ferry and treat yourself to a relaxing day in Porto Santo, the  island next door to Madeira: its warm sand is renowned for its therapeutic virtues. You’ll love Madeira!

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Funchal, your accommodation, tours and activities in Madeira.

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • Madeira and Porto Santo Islands are reopened to tourism since 1st July, date when the mandatory quarantine was eliminated.
  • In the case of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, entry into the territory via airports is restricted. This measure ensures all visitors that not only the locals are virus free, but all those who enter will be scanned, thus promoting a highly secure and reassuring environment.
  • Online form (epidemiological survey) available at: https://madeirasafe.com
  • Thermal Screening
  • Covid-19 test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. 
  • Mandatory mask in public transport and public areas.
  • Non mandatory masks for outdoor activities (walks in nature, hiking, beaches,...) inside your own car, for sport. 

  


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Corfu

Greece

This paradisiacal Greek island is a perfect destination to recharge your batteries after this stressful period. Greece is one of the European countries least affected by Coronavirus (up to 50 times less people infected than in the most affected European countries). The Greek healthcare system has never been overloaded during this health crisis. Moreover the country has more hospital beds per capita than many European countries.

 

Corfu is the place to be if you want a holiday that combines relaxation, sun, and nature.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Corfu, your accommodation (villa with swimming pool, tourist apartment, hotel) as well as your tours and activities in Corfu. 

 

 Sanitary measures

 

  • It is mandatory to wear face-masks on public transport (including flights and ferries), at airports and in taxis.
  • All travellers must complete their PLF until the day before entering the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece.
  • Compulsory tests: yes, from certain countries.
  • More information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/GRC 

 


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Cavtat

Croatia

Popular with celebrities, lovers, families, gastronomy, lovers of culture, nature, water sports, farniente, Cavtat is THE destination!

 

Croatia is among the European countries least affected by Coronavirus with up to 20 times fewer infected people per million inhabitants than in any other European countries. Croatia is also one of the European countries with the highest number of hospital beds per inhabitant.

 

Dubrovnik hospital is a 20-minute drive from Cavtat and the airport is only 10 minutes.

 

Need another reason to choose Cavtat for a holiday? Cavtat has a huge selection of private villas, tourist apartments and small family hotels (they are travellers’ favourites this summer). In addition, Croatia has implemented hygienic and sanitary measures in larger hotels .

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Dubrovnik, your accommodation in Cavtat, your tours and activities in Croatia.   

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • It is mandatory for passengers to wear masks on public transport, taxis, shops and other commercial premises.
  • There is currently no requirement for travellers to produce a negative COVID test or self-isolate on arrival in Croatia.
  • Screening on arrival.

 


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Cluj-Napoca

Romania

Cluj-Napoca is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe and one of the most attractive cities in Romania, it is also one of the safest destinations to visit in Europe thanks to measures taken to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

 

Romania reacted very quickly (purchase of medical equipment) and recorded up to 15 times fewer cases of Coronavirus than the most affected countries. In addition to national measures, Cluj-Napoca has implemented very specific measures: disinfection of public transport every 4 hours (we have not seen better in Europe), protection of elderly people: specific opening hours (from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.) in shops and markets and specific reception centres for patients with Covid-19.

 

In the historical region of Transylvania, in a picturesque area, the City of Cluj-Napoca quietly awaits to be discovered. Once you descend into the city and feel its vibe, you’ll be forever charmed. The essence of Cluj lies in its responsible people, who created a dynamic and multicultural society where you’ll easily blend once you get to feel the city. If you take a moment to connect with Cluj-Napoca, you’ll see for yourself why it can be deemed one of the safest destinations in Europe.

 

Terraces in Cluj-Napoca are ready to welcome you this summer and autumn with social distancing measures and staff trained in terms of respecting the necessary hygiene rules.  (among others digital menus).

 

You still need some more time before making up your mind whether to travel this summer or not? Considered one of Europe's friendliest cities towards foreigners. Open and inclusive, you should visit Cluj-Napoca City for many reasons: its rich history, unique experiences, multicultural atmosphere and unique Transylvanian vibe. This destination hosts one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe, ranked in top by travellers from all over the world.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Cluj-Napoca. Book your accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Cluj-Napoca.

 

 Sanitary measures: 

  • Hotels, museums, cultural sites and tourist attractions are open,
  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, shops, do-it-yourself stores, garden centers,
  • hair salons and shopping malls are open as well,
  • Restaurants that offer take-out food (walk-through or drive-through) are open.
  • as well as restaurants and cafes that can offer open-air table service (have terraces)
  • Tentative date for re-opening indoor dining facilities is September 15.
  • Are excepted from self-isolation, visitors arriving from: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunis, Uruguay and Vatican.
  • More information: http://romaniatourism.com/travel-advisory.html 

 

It is expected that most restrictions will be lifted on or before September 15, 2020. 

  


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The Azores

Portugal

Discovering Azores in 2020 means letting yourself be dazzled by the coexistence of purity and modernity, and finally being able to take a deep breath without worries, on the only archipelago certified as sustainable touristic destination

 

In 2020, Azores is the safest, most surprising, and comfortable destination. In this new reality we’re in these 9 islands distinguish themselves by the security they offer: all visitors are tested before entering (tests can be made on their own country/region), preventing the spread of Coronavirus. In addition, this destination offers the safe distance that visitors need, many outdoor activities that are everything we want after being confined for so long, and the peace we need in such troubled times.

 

Nine different islands, which combine tradition and modernity, very special gastronomy and unique natural scenery that you cannot find anywhere else — at least o Need another reason to choose The Azores? The Azores have a huge selection of private villas, tourist apartments and small family hotels as the "Quinta das buganvilias" in Faial.  

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Ponta Delgada and choose to stay in 

one of the 9 beautiful islands. Book your accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in the Azores.

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • The Government of the Azores implemented, in articulation with the tourism sector stakeholders, the Clean & Safe Açores program to guarantee the necessary security in the scope of measures to combat the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
  • Before the trip travellers should complete a survey destinatoseguro.azores.gov.pt
  • Compulsory Covid 19 test prior to your trip (in the absence of early realization you can make the test at the arrival to the Azores, free of charge). 
  • Use of masks in areas of common use.

  


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Preveza

Greece

How would you like your next holiday? In the sun, on the beach? Would you like to taste light and delicious Mediterranean cuisine, stay in a villa, or a tourist apartment or a family hotel ? Preveza is for you. Preveza is definitely a perfect choice this summer for a family holiday in one of the safest destinations in Europe (Covid-19).

 

Preveza has all the ingredients for a safe destination. Greece is one of the European countries least affected by coronavirus (up to 50 times less infected people than in the most affected European countries); the destination has many assets: it has one of the longest beaches in Europe "Monolithi beach" (22 km long and 50 m wide). No social distancing problems! Sanitary measures were taken very quickly to welcome travellers (4m between each beach umbrella, airco filters changed between each stay in a room, disinfection of hotel rooms,...). Preveza is surrounded by 3 hospitals ready to welcome travellers when/if needed (including a university hospital) and is located just 10 minutes’ drive from Aktion Airport.

 

Did you know that Greece has more hospital beds per capita than the United Kingdom or Canada? Greece will probably be one of the favourite destinations among travellers this summer so don't waste time and book your flights, accommodation (villas, apartments, hotels (choose the "free cancellation" option) as well as your activities and tours in Greece (cancellable 24 hours in advance). 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Aktion Airport (10 min by car). 

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • It is mandatory to wear face-masks on public transport (including flights and ferries), at airports and in taxis.
  • All travellers must complete their PLF until the day before entering the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece.
  • Compulsory tests: yes, from certain countries. 
  • More information: https://travel.gov.gr/

 


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Oradea

Romania

After spending such a long time locked up at your place and living anxious moments, it is time to  leave home and change your mind. The question is: where to go? The answer is Oradea; it is among the safest  and most beautiful destinations in Europe. Thanks to their quick measures the authorities of Oradea managed to reduce Covid 19 impact and to be one of the European destinations least affected with the disease. One of their first good ideas was to select a hospital to treat Covid-19 so as not to risk contaminating the rest of the population. In addition to this, Romania has more hospital beds per capita than Norway, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Thanks to an early implementation of tests, no member of the medical staff of Oradea has been contaminated by Covid-19 so far, which is another proof of their very good management of the health crisis  

 

Oradea is one of the most beautiful destinations in Romania too and a perfect destination for slow and stressless tourism.

 

You will be amazed by the Art Nouveau buildings of Oradea :the town is one of the great capitals of Art Nouveau in Europe and Oradea fortress  one of the most important late medieval architectural monuments in Transylvania; Oradea is also one of the best medieval destinations in Europe; museums, craft workshops, medieval demonstrations, events and restaurants will walk you down memory lane.

 

What you most like is strolling around, have a nice drink on a terrace, go to a restaurant or a trendy bar? Oradea is the place to be: it is among the most beautiful cities in Romania with a very good quality of life. It  mixes past and future and  cares a lot about its youth and tomorrow’s challenges. Whether you come to Oradea for its medieval or Art Nouveau architectures, its many quality events (including classical music festivals but also general public events such as its Christmas fair), Oradea is perfect for curious and demanding travellers but also for non demanding ones who just  want to stroll around the city. Oradea is also appreciated by families with the "Nymphaea Aqua Park" open in summer and winter. Children will have fun in the many slides while parents will enjoy Saunas, turkish baths with thermal water, steam cabins, aqua therapy and massage chambers.

 

Do you need additional reasons to choose Oradea? Oradea is the green capital city of Romania with more than 30 sqm of green space per inhabitant. Come and recharge your batteries in one of the most beautiful and safest destinations in Europe. Stay at least 2 nights in Oradea and enjoy free public transport for 2 days and free pass to all museums and public attraction! 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Oradea as well as your accommodation in Oradea. 

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • Hotels, museums, cultural sites and tourist attractions are open,
  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, shops, do-it-yourself stores, garden centers,
  • hair salons and shopping malls are open as well,
  • Restaurants that offer take-out food (walk-through or drive-through) are open.
  • as well as restaurants and cafes that can offer open-air table service (have terraces)
  • Tentative date for re-opening indoor dining facilities is September 15.
  • Are excepted from self-isolation, visitors arriving from: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunis, Uruguay and Vatican.
  • More information: http://romaniatourism.com/travel-advisory.html 

 

It is expected that most restrictions will be lifted on or before September 15, 2020. 

 


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The Alentejo

Portugal

Portugal has been relatively spared from Coronavirus with up to 40 times less people infected than anywhere else in Europe; some regions such as the Alentejo have even been almost “Covid-19 free” so far with only one death linked to Coronavirus.

 

The Alentejo, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean attracts more and more travellers in search of simplicity in an unspoiled nature. Don’t miss a visit to Evora, share a wine tasting (they are among the most famous ones in Europe) with family or friends and treat yourself to a road trip  along the coast from Comporta to Odeceixe.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Lisbon as well as your accommodation (villas, tourist apartments, guesthouses,…) and your tours and activities in the Alentejo. 

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • General behaviour guidelines were enacted, in which all people must adopt a social distance (2 meters) and the use of face masks is mandatory in public transport and services, shops and supermarkets, in closed spaces or in places with many people.
  • No test required on Portugal Continental.
  • More information: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/421175

 


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Batumi

Adjara - Georgia

Georgia is by far one of the countries least affected by Coronavirus. The country reacted very quickly with measures that kept the epidemic at an extremely low level. There are up to 260 times fewer cases of Covid-19 in Georgia than in the most affected European countries.

 

Batumi is  an extraordinary destination that will leave you with memories for a lifetime. It’s impossible to get bored in Batumi which combines beach, relaxation, wellness, sustainable tourism, nature, trekking, leisure, shopping, culture, gastronomy, wine tourism and unique attractions  for children  and grown-ups.

 

This destination is not only one of the safest in Europe for Coronavirus but also one of the safest with a crime rate up to 5 times lower than most European capitals. Do you have/want to postpone your holiday for a few weeks because of Coronavirus? No problem, Batumi is also perfect in autumn: temperatures in September and October are very pleasant.

 

Batumi is a splendid mix of beautiful scenery, vibrant culture and legendary hospitality. It is the main city of Adjara and second largest city of Georgia. This beautiful city invites you to experience the contrast of historic ancient sites as well as modern lifestyle. 

 

Adjara region has breathtaking full of diversity: the sea and high mountains, sighteeing of cultural monuments, monasteries, arch bridges, beautiful lakes and authentic villages. Here, you will taste different flavours of wine and undiscovered cuisine, feel the power of ecotourism, become a family member of open-hearted hosts. Their mountains, that stand close to the sky will make you feel in harmony with nature. Check-in at the "Pearl of the Bdlack Sea", the easternmost point of Europe. 

 

Taste the local wines, enjoy a spa treatment, visit cultural monuments or simply go shopping and relax on the beautiful long beach where social distancing is possible. If you want a final argument in its favour, Batumi has more than 30 hospitals including university hospitals which have never been overcrowded since the start of this health crisis and can welcome foreign travellers if necessary.

 

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Batumi (flights open from July 1, 2020) as well as your accommodation (choose the "free cancellation" option) and your tours and activities in BatumiCommercial air travel to Georgia remains suspended through September 30. 

 

 Sanitary Measures:

 

  • Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, public transport (taxis, buses and metro). 
  • With very limited exceptions, anyone who enters Georgia is subject to a mandatory, enforced, 12-day quarantine. 

 


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Zagreb

Croatia

Zagreb is travellers’ favourite destination in Croatia. For years it has been a must-see destination for a city break, the starting point for a road trip in Croatia, a romantic destination throughout the year, and a destination rewarded for its Christmas market.

 

Croatia has been rather preserved by coronavirus with up to 20 times fewer infected people than in any other European country. Well-equipped in healthcare, it also has more hospital beds per inhabitant than most European countries.

 

Come enjoy its thousands of terraces in summer, have coffee with friends, read the newspaper or watch a football match (the Croats are passionate about football). Zagreb is perfect in summer: life is outside in its many beautiful parks. It is a also a beautiful destination for lovers of shopping, history, culture, architecture and it’s very  Instagrammable too!

 

You’d rather take your time and not hurry to book your holiday right now ? No problem : you can book your stay now for December and discover one of the most beautiful christmas market in Europe.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Zagreb as well as your accommodation (villas, tourist apartment, hotel), your tours and activities in Zagreb.

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • It is mandatory for passengers to wear masks on public transport, taxis, shops and other commercial premises.
  • There is currently no requirement for travellers to produce a negative COVID test or self-isolate on arrival in Croatia.
  • Screening on arrival.

 


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The Algarve

Portugal

Portugal is one of the countries least affected by coronavirus with up to 40 times fewer infected people than in some European countries. Some regions have been almost entirely spared: the Algarve and the Alentejo for example and some of the most popular destinations for travellers, such as "Lagos" have not recorded any deaths related to Coronavirus.

 

Portuguese authorities reacted very quickly and Portugal, with a fairly large clothing industry, was able to  produce masks very early  and even export them abroad. With its hundreds of kilometres of beaches, Portugal is a perfect destination for this summer.

 

The Algarve is particularly appreciated by families. Unlike other tourist destinations in Europe, 60% of the Algarve tourist accommodation offer consists of tourist accommodation, private villas with swimming pools, apartments, guesthouses or small hotels. The destination is therefore perfectly suitable for  travellers this summer. As for larger hotels, a label has been created by the tourist authorities of Portugal: the "Safe and Clean" label: it gives travellers guarantees of sanitary and cleanliness standards.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Faro as well as your accommodation (villas with swimming pool, apartment, guesthouse,…) at the best price and your tours and activities in the Algarve. 

 

 Sanitary measures:

 

  • General behaviour guidelines were enacted, in which all people must adopt a social distance (2 meters) and the use of face masks is mandatory in public transport and services, shops and supermarkets, in closed spaces or in places with many people.
  • No test required on Portugal Continental.
  • More information: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/421175

 


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Sibiu

Romania

There were 15 times fewer "Covid-19" cases in Romania than in the  most affected European countries. 

 

Sibiu is a perfect destination for all types of travellers: for Instagram addicts who want to blow up their Insta accounts, for history buffs and nature lovers.

 

Thanks to its mayor‘s commitment, Sibiu has developed many green spaces in the city but also soft mobility, leisure spaces, parks… Sibiu is  famous now and is regarded as one of the European destinations with the best quality of life.

 

Sibiu, with other regions such as the Azores, fights against global warming and takes real measures to protect environment; it  is also committed to sustainable tourism development based on respect for nature and human beings.

 

Do you want a final argument to reassure you? Did you know that Romania has more available hospital beds per inhabitant than Belgium, Switzerland or the Netherlands? In addition, hospitals in Sibiu were never overcrowded during this health crisis and could,  accommodate travellers if necessary.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Sibiu, your accommodation and your tours and activities in Sibiu

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • Hotels, museums, cultural sites and tourist attractions are open,
  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, shops, do-it-yourself stores, garden centers,
  • hair salons and shopping malls are open as well,
  • Restaurants that offer take-out food (walk-through or drive-through) are open.
  • as well as restaurants and cafes that can offer open-air table service (have terraces)
  • Tentative date for re-opening indoor dining facilities is September 15.
  • Are excepted from self-isolation, visitors arriving from: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunis, Uruguay and Vatican.
  • More information: http://romaniatourism.com/travel-advisory.html 

 

It is expected that most restrictions will be lifted on or before September 15, 2020.

 


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Rijeka

Croatia

Croatia has been rather preserved by coronavirus with up to 20 times fewer infected people than in any other European country. Well-equipped in healthcare, it also has more hospital beds per inhabitant than most European countries.

 

Elected European capital of culture and rewarded among the best European destinations 2020, Rijeka is a perfect destination for a safe city trip holiday on the beach. It will be one of the top  destinations this summer.

 

Croatians love coffee terraces  fitted with foggers and television: you can have a nice time there or decide to drive to  the many beaches around Rijeka. You will be amazed by the crystal clear waters of Croatia!

 

 How to get there: Book your flights, your accommodation (choose the "free cancellation" option) as well as your tours and activities in Rijeka. 

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • It is mandatory for passengers to wear masks on public transport, taxis, shops and other commercial premises.
  • There is currently no requirement for travellers to produce a negative COVID test or self-isolate on arrival in Croatia.
  • Screening on arrival.

 


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Warsaw

Poland

Poland is one of the European countries least affected by Coronavirus, along with Portugal and Greece. There are up to 20 times less contamination there than in the most affected countries of Western Europe. No hospital has ever been overloaded and Poland has more hospital beds per inhabitant than the Netherlands or Switzerland.

 

Warsaw is one of the most incredible cities in Europe. Its history is that of a people capable of facing any situation, of recovering and moving forward. Facing Coronavirus, the Polish message has always been very clear: “Warsaw survived two world wars. We will get through this one too. See you very soon !" 

 

Warsaw is  very rich and human, as are many Polish cities; its people show great respect for traditions but also for the youth (there are trendy cafes and bars, open-air concerts in summer, trendy and ephemeral shops but also incredible museums, an old town renovated after the Second World War and many places to discover for lovers of classical music and Chopin in particular.

 

Hyper instagrammable too, Warsaw is a city to put at the top of your travel wishlist. Do you need a final argument? Did you know that Warsaw is one of the safest cities in Europe with a crime rate up to 4 times lower than other major European capitals?

 

 How to get there: Book your flights, your accommodation (choose the "free cancellation" option) as well as your tours and activities in Warsaw.

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • Covering your mouth and nose is obligatory in open spaces, when you cannot keep the distance of 1,5 metres away from others, as well as in a closed space – e.g. in shops or public transport.
  • Mask remains obligatory: in buses, trams, trains, store, bank, market,...
  • Exceptions: restaurant, bar, in the forest, 
  • Air traffic restrictions for travellers from Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, USA, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China.
  • More information: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations

 


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Vienna

Austria

Austria has been less affected than any European countries with up to 10 times fewer infected people than anywhere else in Europe.

 

Vienna is visited by history buffs, lovers, families looking for a safe and peaceful destination throughout the year. Vienna is often selected for this reason which is not only a feeling but a reality: the rate of criminal offenses is 3 times lower in this capital than in any other European capitals.

 

With many parks and environmentally friendly means of transport, Vienna is one of the cities with the best quality of life in Europe. It is a good compromise for city breakers and nature lovers!

 

You’d rather take your time and not hurry to book your holiday right now? No problem. Discover Vienna at Christmas: its Christmas markets are ranked among the best Christmas markets in Europe.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Vienna

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • Travellers from the following countries do not need to show a negative COVID-19 test or commit to quarantine: Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City.
  • You do not need to show a test if you are only transiting through Austria without a stopover.
  • Medical Certificate Required When Arriving from High-Risk Areas.
  • More information: https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information 

 


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Bohinj

Slovenia

Awarded by the European Commission as one of the best sustainable tourism destinations in Europe, Bohinj is a haven of peace for lovers of nature, outdoor sports, trekking, local products, crafts, real experiences...

 

Slovenia has been very little affected by Coronavirus (10 times less contaminated than the most affected countries). Moreover it has more hospital beds per inhabitant than the majority of European countries.  Bohinj is only 40 minutes from Ljubljana’s airport and hospitals.

 

Bohinj is the green lung of Slovenia (which is an incredibly nature-oriented country). Discover one of the best sustainable tourism destinations in Europe.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Ljubjana, your accommodation, tours and activities in Slovenia.

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

 


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Malta

There have been up to 55 times fewer cases of Coronavirus in Malta than in the most affected European countries. Did you know that Malta has more hospital beds per resident than Finland, Ireland or the United Kingdom? As the epidemic has been very limited in Malta, hospitals have never been overcrowded and will be able to accommodate travellers if necessary. 

 

Knowing this what about diving into the turquoise water of the Mediterranean and discovering the treasures and riches of one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe? Lay your beach towel on Riviera bay beach or on one of the many other beaches in Malta. If you really want to distance yourself from the crowd this summer you can also book your stay in Gozo: the island is smaller than the main island and ideal for nature lovers,  hikers or scuba divers.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Malta, your accommodationtours and activities at the best price.

 

✔ Sanitary measures: 

 

  • All passengers travelling to Malta must complete the Public Health Travel Declaration form as well as the Passenger Locator form. Both forms as well as further information can be accessed through https://www.maltairport.com/declarationforms/
  • Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Sweden.
  • Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.
  • PCR Swab Test done within 7 days of flying to Malta, which must be negative (the result, from a licensed or accredited lab, must be available by the time of travel).
  • More information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/MLT 

 


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Gdansk

Poland

Poland is one of the most fashionable European countries and Gdansk is one its tourist pearls. This city also bears the pretty nickname of "Pearl of the Baltic". 

 

Poland was 20 times less affected than some European countries, it has more hospital beds per inhabitants than the majority of European countries. Moreover sanitary measures have been implemented to welcome travellers in hotels, restaurants and shops.

 

Gdansk is a family destination too; it is one thousand years old: its historic districts is of rare beauty. Once you know this, all you have to do is ask yourself: "Is it worth a city break ? » The answer is « yes ! ».

 

Don't waste time and book your plane tickets to Gdansk. Want to think about it before you book ? Visit Gdansk during the winter holidays: the Gdansk Christmas Market is ranked among the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe!

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Gdansk, your accommodation and your tours and activities in Gdansk. 

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • Covering your mouth and nose is obligatory in open spaces, when you cannot keep the distance of 1,5 metres away from others, as well as in a closed space – e.g. in shops or public transport.
  • Mask remains obligatory: in buses, trams, trains, store, bank, market,...
  • Exceptions: restaurant, bar, in the forest, 
  • Air traffic restrictions for travellers from Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, USA, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China.
  • More information: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations

 


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Vilnius

Lithuania

With 20 times fewer people infected by Coronavirus than in the most affected European countries, Lithuania is a country to discover during your next holiday. With a high average of hospital beds per inhabitant (only Germany and Austria do better in Europe), Lithuanian hospitals have never been overwhelmed during the  crisis and can accommodate, if necessary, travellers with health problems.

 

Vilnius is a perfect destination for families, lovers or solo travellers. Do you need an additional argument in favour of this?  Vilnius is twice as safe as most European capitals. You dare not travel yet? Think about Vilnius at Christmas and book now: its Christmas market is one of the most beautiful in Europe and its Christmas tree is ranked on the first place on the podium of the most beautiful Christmas trees in Europe.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Vilnius, your accommodation and your tours and activities in Vilnius. 

 

 Sanitary measures: 

  • A two-week self-isolation requirement is applied to persons arriving from COVID-19 affected countries or in transit through them. Affected countries are those with a coronavirus infection incidence rate exceeding 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days.
  • Entry without restrictions is possible from Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia and Norway.
  • Foreigners arriving from countries where the COVID-19 incidence rate exceeds 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants will have to provide a negative result to a coronavirus test performed within 72 hours prior to their arrival. 
  • The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday, July 29, to reintroduce the requirement to wear face masks in shops and on public transport.

 


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Riga

Latvia

With 50 times fewer infected people than in some European countries, Latvia is one of the destinations least affected by this pandemic. Their hospitals have never had to face overpopulation problems due to Coronovirus.

 

How to get to Riga ? By air, land and water – you have a nice view of the city  from above and from a SUP board on the water. Like any city full of creative energy, it vibrates, pulsates and astonishes at any time of year. Book your hotel, B&B, apartment or guesthouse in Riga and enjoy your holiday in the capital of Latvia.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Riga, your accommodation and tours & activities in Riga.

 

 Sanitary measures:

 

  • Travelling from the following countries is allowed without restrictions: Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as Norway, Vatican City.
  • You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country.
  • The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
  • Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed.
  • More information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/LVA

 


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Wild Taiga

Finland

With 15 times fewer Covid-19 cases than in some European countries, Finland is one of the destinations least affected by this pandemic.

 

After being locked up for long weeks what you really need is nature and big spaces! That settles it! Finland is your next destination! Wild Taiga, rewarded by the European Commission with the “EDEN” label, is the perfect destination for sustainable tourism.

 

There‘s so much to do: walking, canoeing, swimming in a lake, watching birds, flowers, but also bears  in their natural environment. Wild Taiga is the best gift you can treat yourself and your children to.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Oulu (1h by car) as well as your accommodation at the best price.

 

 Sanitary measures: 

 

  • Entry is allowed without restrictions for travellers from Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Slovakia and Vatican City
  • Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations - details are available at www.raja.fi

 


 

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