Countries to visit after the coronavirus crisisby Pancho Barranco | April 17, 2020
Would you like to discover the cheapest countries to visit after the coronavirus crisis? Lockdowns all over the world have affected the tourism sector. Most tour operators, hotels, airlines, and travel-related businesses are already changing its pricing in most countries and chances are most of them will face strong hardship to get back to business when lockdowns are over.
The pandemic and lockdowns have put a stop to all our travelling plans, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t start planning our next vacation when all this is over. The tourism industry will have to start over when Covid-19 is under control. Driven by their need to attract tourists again, some of the countries that are most affected by the virus and subsequent lockdowns will become the cheapest countries to visit after coronavirus.
Vietnam is one of the few countries in Southeast Asia that has managed to stay under the radar while promoting sustainable tourism to foster its local economies. Its paradisiacal virgin beaches, excellent weather, cultural diversity, and extremely friendly population, as well as its accessible high-end hotels make it an excellent vacation destination under regular circumstances.
In Vietnam, prices will most likely drop after the health crisis and it will be one of the cheapest countries to travel to. Bahía de Ha-Long, Phú Quốc and its amazing beaches, Isla Cát Bà's landscapes, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and Tam Cốc-Bích Động are waiting for you. All of these and some of the most instagrammable places on earth, will be the ultimate destination if you want to fill your post lockdown days with beaches, sunbathing and amazing food.
The Caribbean islands (Cuba, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, etc.) are the right destinations to discover hidden paradises, spicy gastronomy and friendly people. The area will be in great need of economic stimulation, which can be provided through tourism. If the Caribbean has been in your top 10 for a while, this might be your chance to explore it at a more affordable price while contributing to this beautiful area’s recuperation after the world lockdown caused by Covid-19.
Going on a cruise
Despite it not being a specific country or destination, the cruise ship industry will represent a proper opportunity to travel around the world and it will be one of the sectors that will probably offer the best deals and discounts after the pandemic is over.
Being privately owned by big enterprises, cruise lines are more likely to be able to invest or sustain debt for a longer period of time than small tour operators. Since most big cruise lines operate globally, cruise destination options are not limited to one country (for example: Sri Lanka to Singapore).
Italy is sadly one of the countries where the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the hardest. By the end of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, most of its major cities and main tourist destinations will be ready to make up for all the loss in revenue and stay afloat. All those that were forced to close down will hopefully try to restart their business again.
Italy as your next destination will be cheaper than before and will help their economy enormously by reactivating the tourism sector. The cheapest destinations will most probably be in the north. Stunning cities like Milan, Turin, or Bologna will welcome you with open arms, ready to become the buzzing cultural centers they have always been since their roman origins.
Italy’s capital, Rome, will again shine with glory and its streets with thousands of years of history will be stepped on again by locals and crowds of tourists.
Croatia has been a land of economic contrasts for a few decades now. While Zagreb is one of the most affordable cities in Europe, its most visited city, Dubrovnik, is one of the most expensive cities of east Europe. Attracting swarms of tourists thanks to the popularity of Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik and the Croatian islands are Croatia’s major holiday destinations.
Spending a week in Croatia is a great choice. In seven to ten days, you can easily explore some croatian destinations like Dubrovnik, Split, and the Dalmatian Islands, with enough time left to add another town or nature destination to your journey.