Best In Travel 2022

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As most part of our world is suffering from COVID-19, flights delayed and borders closed, it was no chance to enjoy the vacation in 2020. It is still long way to improve the current situation, we are here trying to provide more practical travel ideas and possibilities for those are depressed.

Learning how to move on.

Safe and Accessible Destinations

The following countries are considered as the low risk of COVID destinations by CDC.GOV. So literally, these places are safe to travel. Besides, flights are available, of course, you need COVID test before heading to these countries.

#1 Thailand

There are many vacation islands in Thailand, could avoid tourists crowds and enjoy the isolate life on these beautiful beaches.

These 11 islands are recommended: Koh Yao Island, Koh Samui, Ko Tao, Ko Pha Ngan, Phuket, Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe, Koh Chang, Koh Phi Phi, Similan Islands, Koh Si Chang.

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#2 Turkey

Turkey straddles the two continents of Europe and Asia and combines the beauty of the East and the West. It has the mystery of the East from the perspective of Westerners, and the unrestrainedness of the West from the perpective of Easterners.

There are many treasures in Turkey: Istanbul, the ancient capital of Ottoman, Byzantium, and Roman Empire, which left countless historical relics; spooky natural landforms of Pamukkale and Fairy Chimneys; Black Sea andMediterranean Romantic feelings. Whether you are a lover of history and religion, or an outdoor enthusiasts, or fascinated by the customs and the literary and freshness of the sunset on the beach, Turkey can satisfy all your fantasies!

In addition, Turkey is a wonderful photography destination, Cappadocia is the most popular one.

Here are three suggested most popular tour routes:

#1 Classic Western Great Circle Line of Turkey (10-15 days):
Istanbul — Cappadocia (Hot Balloon, Unique rocky landforms) — Antalya (old town, blue and green coastlines) — Fethiye (Dead Sea, Paraglider) — Pamukkale (White calcified landforms) — Efes (Relics of ancient town) — Istanbul

#2 Recommended route for adventure exploration (6-8 days):
Istanbul — Cappadocia (hot air balloon, sunset ATV) — Pamukkale — Fethiye (paraglider)

#3 Recommended natural history route (5-8 days):
Istanbul — Cappadocia (hot air balloon) — Pamukkale — Efes (ancient city)

Check out the best time to visit and more travel tips here.

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#3 Morocco

Morocco is a world-famous tourist destination, and its numerous historical sites and fascinating natural scenery attract millions of tourists every year. The capital, Rabat, has a charming scenery, and famous sights such as Udaya Castle, Hassan Mosque and Rabat Royal Palace are all located here.

The ancient capital of Fez was the founding capital of the first dynasty of Morocco, and is famous for its exquisite Islamic architectural art. In addition, the ancient city of Marrakech in North Africa, the "White Castle" Casablanca, the beautiful coastal city of Agadir and the northern port of Tangier are all most popular destinations.

Check out more practical travel tips of Morocco here.

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#4 Italy

There are as many as 40 world heritage sites in Italy, which is unmatched by other countries. Northern Italy, bordering the Alps, has beautiful natural scenery and the most spectacular coastline. Venice is the most eye-catching city in northern part.

The undulating terrain of central Italy has always been considered the most rural place. The gentle hilltop town is a villa area where the wealthy gather. The tranquility of Tuscany makes people fascinated. The south of Italy is a totally surprising place. The quiet and sweet Naples is definitely the most unforgettable place in Italy.

This country is all-encompassing, from art to food, from all kinds of stunning rural scenery to dazzling fashion, Italy has it all.

Discover the best time to travel, top places to visit or find a trusted tour guide here.

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#5 China

Due to the strict control and fast test system, most of places in China is now back to normal life, people are free to travel and work.

If you don't mind the expensive international flights and 14-day quarantine, China is definitely the best choice for traveling in 2022.

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#6 Cambodia

Travel to Cambodia to experience a slice of intoxicating history, meet the incredibly friendly Khmer people and take-in the country's breathtaking natural beauty. The powerful Khmer empire once ruled Cambodia (along with contemporary Laos, Thailand and Vietnam). Remnants from those days can be found scattered throughout the country in the form of ancient monuments, most notably the temples of Angkor.

Note, however; Cambodia travel isn't solely about the past. The country's capital city of Phnom Penh is bustling, noisy and seductively chaotic, bursting with quality restaurants and a lively nightlife.

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#7 Vietnam

Vietnam is a diverse country, with distinct climates, cuisines and cultural practices in the north and the south.

f you want to come away with a holistic picture of Vietnam, I highly recommend spending some time in both Northern Vietnam and the southern part of the country.

North Vietnam is more similar like Guangxi province of China, including food, culture, traditions even appearance. There are some good spots for traveling and photography in north, Halong Bay and Rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai are must-see.

Southern Vietnam has something for every type of traveller – from island beaches to meandering waterways and floating markets, charming UNESCO architecture to high-rise rooftop bars.

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#8 Australia

Australia's classic sights are worth the journey all by themselves -- from the Sydney Opera House to Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef to Bondi Beach.

Beyond these grand destinations, Australia is a country crying out to be explored.

Its seemingly never-ending Outback is steeped in Aboriginal history, while the tropical rainforests of Queensland are home to brashly colored birds and other creatures.

The far west and north are vast, sparsely populated and spectacular, a magnet for those looking to get off the beaten track. Sydney's huge natural harbor is a playground for city dwellers, while Melbourne's food and coffee scenes are a match for anywhere in Europe and North America.

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#9 Palau

An untamed paradise for divers and snorkellers, Paula is an archipelago of more than 500 islands, which sprout like giant mushrooms from the crystalline waters of the Pacific Ocean.

The island of Koror is the beating heart of the country and the entry point for most visitors. Home to most of Palau's inhabitants, it is far from the prettiest island in the archipelago and few choose to linger here. Those who do, however, can grab a slice of Micronesian life in the local bars and restaurants, where charismatic natives take pleasure convincing foreigners to try the local delicacy: fruit bat soup.

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#10 Greenland

If you're hankering for a destination that's off most travelers' radar, look no farther than Greenland.

Though it's the world's largest island, it sees fewer than 100,000 visitors each year — which means you'll often feel like you've got the country's remarkable landscapes all to yourself.

Come in the summer, and you can sail among hulking icebergs under the midnight sun. Come in the winter, and you can speed across the snow behind a pack of energetic Greenland dogs. No matter which time of year you visit, you'll discover quiet, colorfully painted villages, dramatic rocky fjords, and friendly locals willing to invite you into their homes for coffee and cake.

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The Latest Travel Restrictions and Exceptions (updated on November 2021)

Middle East

  • Oman: vaccinated travellers only
  • Saudi Arabia: vaccinated travellers only
  • Qatar: vaccinted travellers only
  • Egypt: Visitors must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, complete a traveller health form and be in possession of valid health insurance
  • Jordan: vaccinted travellers or present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours and also pre-pay for an on-arrival PCR test at a cost of 28 JOD (AED 145)

Indian Ocean

  • Mauritius: vaccinated travellers only
  • Maldives: present a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 96 hours and a health declaration form within 24 hours of departure
  • Seychelles: present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, and complete a health declaration form before they travel

Europe

  • Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Austria, Switerland, Germany, France: vaccinated travellers only
  • Monaco: Fully vaccinated travellers
  • Italy: present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours, and then also complete the digital passenger locator form (dPLF), which, when complete, issues a QR code that travellers must present at check-in
  • Greece: Travellers from the UAE can travel to Greece and bypass quarantine, provided they have been vaccinated or can present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure
  • Turkey: Present a negative Covid-19 PCR test and fill in the Turkey Entrance Form within 72 hours of departure (except passengers coming from South Africa and Brazil)

Asia

  • Phuket, Thailand (vaccinated travellers only)

Africa

  • Morocco: vaccinated travellers only
  • Kenya: Present a Covid negative certificate, taken within 96 hours and fill out a travel health form for contact tracing purposes.
  • Tanzania: Complete a Traveller Surveillance Form before arrival at Dar es Salaam, and present a negative Covid‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Tanzania
  • Botswana: Present a negative Covid‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours

Americas

  • Canada: Fully vaccinated travellers (required to show a physical copy of their vaccination status, undergo a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure)
  • USA: Different rules apply to different states
  • Costa Rica: Visitors are only required to complete a digital health pass 48 hours prior to travelling to Costa Rica

Australia

  • Australia: From November 1 2021, eligible passengers who are fully vaccinated with an Australian Government recognised vaccine will be able to travel to Sydney and Melbourne and enter Australia quarantine free.

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Written by Cindy Wenny Wildlife photographer & author of '12 wildlife photography workshop leaders you should follow'
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