Although we haven’t completely returned to our pre-pandemic lives yet, we are slowly getting there day by day. Yes, there are still many countries that continue to be affected by the coronavirus, unfortunately.
Nevertheless, a few places around the world have begun to enjoy normality once again thanks to vaccination. Great news for those who are looking for a destination to relax during the upcoming Spring/Summer season.
Until now, only EU travellers with negative test results could cross borders freely within Europe, but now the list will include some non-EU destinations too. In fact, the European Union has recently announced a “safe list” reporting all the countries with low infection rates that are safe to be visited outside the continent.
So, European travellers can now add these low-risk countries to their upcoming holiday plans:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
The list will continue to grow as we go and there are rumors that in the next couple of weeks any country with an incidence rate of below 75 cases per 100,000 could make the list. There have been considerations about Canada, USA, Uruguay, UK, for example.
The European Union is also planning to launch a ‘digital green pass’ too, which will allow people that have tested negative, that are vaccinated or that have successfully recovered from COVID-19 to travel around the continent more easily.
You can learn more about Europe’s safe list and other related information here. You can also check out our travelling guides for unique accommodation suggestions, eating outside recommendations and what-to-do plans.