It’s heartening to know that our planet is gradually recuperating from the grabs of havocs and uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries are now taking concrete steps to get back to the normal life and further open their borders. It may be still too early to think about an international travel, but on a positive note, it gives you enough time to upgrade your travel wish list and add more experiences to your post-coronavirus travel.

So when it’s time to kick start your travel routine again, be ready with a new and improved travel bucketlist. But if you’re confused on where togo once we overcome this pandemic, this list has some of the

best places to travel after lockdown

. It will serve as an instant source of inspiration to plan your much-awaited, after-lockdown holiday.

New Zealand

Hobbiton in New Zealand

Did you know that New Zealand is one of the first countries to beat COVID-19 completely? Utmost safety aspect apart, it’s a true wonderland where its mix of magnificent landscape, inspiring Maori culture, interesting wildlife, stunning vineyards, colorful festivals, and superb leisure attractions, all promise you the refreshing ever break after this stressful pandemic phase. Come here in any season; you can be assured of being part of something incredible. And it’s an adrenaline-junkies’ favorite too with its challenging yet compelling terrains ideal for both summer and winter activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, mountain biking, bungee jump, and horseback riding.


Opera House in Australia

Australia has always been on travel fanatics’ radar and for all right reasons. It’s the world’s biggest island destination and also has to its credit the longest coastlines. Its distinct outback culture, exciting road trips, pretty small towns, and mostly itsastonishing natural beauty (with diverse landscapes) add to its boundless charm. And not to mention about its iconic attractions including Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Blue Mountains National Park, Fraser Island, Bondi Beach, and Kangaroo Island. So it goes without saying that Australia is one place that mostpeople would want to go once they emerge from the distressing days of lockdown and seclusion.

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While its immediate neighbors including Italy were badly hit by pandemic, Greece managed to control it with its strict preventive measures. But that’s not all; be if for its ancient history, jaw-dropping scenery, exhilarating adventure, or exuberant nightlife, it’s one of the destinations which you should visit at least once in your lifetime. There are splendid masterpieces from the past, spotless beaches, supremely exquisite islands, isolated coves and bays, whitewashed dwellings, and lush valleys and jungles. Moreover, it’s hard to ignore its highly versatile gastronomic scene with something to satisfy every taste bud.



This is another destination which you can visit to refresh your soul after this pandemic period. Bestowed with unique culture, striking traditions, cool weather and a myriad of unequaled natural gems, Scotland is a complete destination which is sure to delight all abilities and interests. Escape to the renowned Highlands (known for its surreal landscape), discover its magnificent fairytale-like castles and palaces (such as Kilchurn Castle, Castle Fraser and Duart Castle), check out its enlightening museums (mainly the Museum of Scotland and Royal Museum), and visit the main Scottish cities and rural regions including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, and Loch Ness (to name a few).


Dubrovnik in Croatia

Croatia is a place that largely came into spotlight with the acclaimed Game of Thrones series. Since then, it has been on everyone’s travel bucketlist. After all, it’s one of Europe’s most sunlit places with miles of unspoiled beaches, paradisiacal islands, impressive Roman ruins, UNESCO-listed national parks and quirky museums (including the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb). Needless to say, Croatia is an irresistible spot that caters to every taste, no matter you’re here for its fabulous nature, eventful past, charming culture, amazing wine tours, or exhilarating water activities.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Burj Al Arab in UAE

The UAE, mainly its emirates including Dubai, is among the destinations that people are eager to visit as soon as things become normal. Apart from its strategic location in the Middle East, it’s acclaimed all over the world for its legendary Arabian hospitality as well as the diversity of its attractions and sights, from the unmatched architectural landmarks of Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the cultural highlights of Ajman and Sharjah to the super picturesque landscapes of Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain.

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The Maldives

Veligandu Island in Maldives

This destination is ideal for anyone looking for a dream escape after the COVID-19 phase. Maldives is so captivating that its crystal clear waters, compelling underwater wonders and exquisite greenery transport you to an altogether different world. Make a tour of its many monuments and cultural landmarks (such as Tsunami Monument and National Museum), sample the delightful gastronomic specialties including the flavorsome seafood, and set out to explore the region’s water with several aquatic sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, and underwater scooter ride. Most of all, feel the coolness of wind as you sit back and relax in one of its over-the-water bungalows and take in the region’s unparalleled beauty.



Once this pandemic gets over, travel buffs are looking to escape to a destination that is not only refreshing and scenic but also less crowded. And Laos perfectly fits the bill for your after-pandemic getaway. If you’re looking for more reasons to visit this small country in the Southeast Asia, know that it’s worth visiting for its friendly people, spectacular landscapes, artistic landmarks, age-old Buddhist shrines, and adventurous water sports. When it comes to its safety aspect, Laos is one of the countries that have been least affected by COVID-19. In fact, we’ve already mentioned Laos among the travel destinations to consider for the upcoming long weekends in Dubai .


Cappadocia in Turkey

Turkey is a land of endless charm where its diverse aspects make it one of the most sought after holiday spots. From its towering mountains, pristine beaches and sparkling lucid waters to the vast cosmopolitan cities, Turkish Baths, and other classic remnants from the bygone era, Turkey never fails astound you. A dip in Pamukkale’s thermal hot springs, a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, a hike across the mesmeric Valley of Love, a stay in one of Göreme’s unusual cave settings, and a trip to the ancient underground city of Derinkuyu, among others, make up the list of must-experiences in Turkey.



Jamaica is one of the emerging tourist spots in the western hemisphere. In recent times, it has mainly caught the attention of people seeking the best of natural wonders, beaches, cultural attractions, outdoor sports, incredible dining options, and surreal experiences. Believe us; a trip here allows you to take in some of the world’s most phenomenal sights. The Luminous Lagoon (a distinct phosphorescent lagoon with luminous microorganisms), FireWater Pond (an unusual water attraction with real fire), Sunken Pirate City (featuring the ruins of the 17th century city) and the astonishing Grotto Caves are just a few of them.


Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Singapore is another world-class place which travel fanatics can’t wait to get back. Now if you wonder what makes this tiny island city-state so special, it’s one of the friendliest and most culturally diverse destinations in the Southeast Asia.It also stands out for its enormous range of offerings, from the high end Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Zoo and Night Safari to the fun-filled and activity-packed Sentosa Island.

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South Africa

South Africa

Regardless of you’re a nature lover or a culture / history buff, it’s absolutely worth to visit to this land of astonishing contrasts. One of its most popular cities is Cape Town which would take your breath away with its unspoiled beaches, the iconic Table Mountain views, and attractions that remain as a testament to the region’s poignant past. Take a full day sightseeing tour to see all of the treasured natural and cultural gems in and around the city, from the colorful Bo Kaap and the historic Greenmarket Square to the picturesque Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A must-experience for history buffs is a trip to the Robben Island. Now if you’re feeling adventurous, set out on a shark cage diving tour or sign up for a breathtaking zipline adventure with Cape Canopy Tour.



This is one destination that you should have on your post-COVID travel wishlist. Easily accessible from the UK, the most surprising fact about this immensely charming European destination is that it’s pocket-friendly. Apart from some of the best beaches in the world, it boasts of an array of well-preserved historical attractions that will transport you back to the region’s intricate past. Also, don’t miss some of its quirkiest attractions including the Capela dos Ossos or the Chapel of Bones.



Unrivaled natural beauty, fascinating ancient structures and sights, centuries-old wine making traditions, and heartwarming hospitality – well, the reasons to visit Georgia are many. With all these and beyond, the best thing is that it’s still kind to your wallet. Start at Tbilisi, the capital city, explore the legendary Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, Narikala Fortress etc., and extend your sightseeing to the ancient capital of Mtskheta. You can also plan a Kakheti wine tour or discover the region’s highest mountains with Kazbegi Tour or even include a day trip to the ultimate iconic spa town of Borjomi, which is especially known for its mineral springs with healing properties.

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Aptly dubbed as the Land of Fire, Azerbaijan is an effortless amalgamation of east and west with its extraordinary location in Eurasia. Visit its capital city, Baku, and take time to explore its blend of charming sandstone structures (along the Old City) and the most contemporary architectures such as the Flame Towers, Heydar Aliyev Center and SOCAR Tower. Moreover, add a trip to Gobustan’s Mud Volcanoes, explore the region’s fabled mountain villages, and enrich the whole experience with a scenic hiking trip across the Caucasus’ unequaled charm.


As we’ve shared our suggestions to inspire your next travel, we’re eager to know where you’re looking to escape when it’s time to travel again. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

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