As 2020 comes to an end, it’s the perfect time to start making travel plans for the new year. Here are 5 places you can travel to in 2021.
1. The Bahamas
The Bahamas are home to some of the bluest waters in the world. Consisting of 700 islands with beautiful beaches, there is lots to see and explore while visiting the Bahamas. You’ll find many luxurious 5-star resorts and spas here, including the famous Atlantis Paradise Island. To learn more about the history of The Bahamas you can take a walking tour in the city of Nassau, or if you want to spend a day sailing the ocean, there are several companies that provide boat charters.
COVID-19 Status: Anyone travelling to the Bahamas must submit a Travel Health Visa Application online. The application requires a negative RT PCR molecular nasal swab COVID-19 test result. It is also required that travelers opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Travel Health Visa.
2. Costa Rica
Known for its lush rainforests and tropical beaches, Costa Rica is the ultimate place to relax and unwind. There Is a lot to do in this Central American country, including surfing, zip lining, and hiking to volcanos. If you want a more laid-back experience, there are several tranquil yoga retreats to attend as well as individual yoga classes. The national parks in Costa Rica are not to be missed and are home to a variety of native animals such as sloths and monkeys.
COVID-19 Status: Travelers must complete a digital form called HEALTH PASS. The pass will be available 48 hours before boarding. It is also mandatory that travelers purchase travel insurance.
Deemed as the most peaceful country in the world, Ghana is rich with culture and diversity. You will find lots of natural beauty in Ghana, including a wildlife refuge called Mole National Park, that is home to hyenas, warthogs and elephants. For a once in a lifetime experience, you need to stay at a luxury safari lodge, the ultimate way to observe animals while being in a gorgeous setting with endless amenities. To take in the local culture of Ghana, be sure to visit one of the many craft markets for artisan crafted souvenirs.
COVID-19 Status: All travelers must fill out an online Ghana Health Form online before arrival, they also must have a negative COVID -19 PCR test result before arrival. Once at the Ghana airport terminal, passengers are subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at a cost of $150 (to be paid prior to arrival).
4. St. Lucia
St. Lucia is a small yet lavish Caribbean island that is ideal for a romantic getaway. Here you will find breathtaking mountains, mineral hot springs, and beachside massages. St. Lucia has excellent reefs for scuba divers and there are majestic waterfalls to explore. The island has many high-end resorts for guests to chose from, including adult-only resorts. Anyone looking for privacy will enjoy the secluded and quiet feel St. Lucia has to offer.
COVID-19 Status: Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result prior to arrival. A Travel Authorization Form must also be submitted.
If you are looking for a combination of fun and relaxation, Mexico is the place to be! Whether you want to go clubbing in Cancun or sunbathe in Cabos San Lucas, there is something for everyone. Mexico has several ancient ruins that can be visited through day excursion companies. There are also endless water activities to participate in like jet skiing, parasailing, and catamaran cruises. If visiting Mexico City, you won’t want to miss the vibrant markets full of food and crafts.
COVID-19 Status: There are currently no restrictions for air travel.