All travel plans have been put on hold pretty indefinitely as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and a lot of countries have been hit incredibly hard financially as a result of the lost tourism.
While an end to this crisis seems far into the future, a lot of countries are going to be really affordable to visit and will need as much tourism as they can get once this is all over. With the help of travel insurance, you have nothing to lose from booking your vacation now and daydreaming about wanderlust. Since we're all going to be suffering extensively from cabin fever when our quarantines end, let's plan a list of the best countries to visit once the government lets us.
As we all know, Italy has faced unbelievable loss of life as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Over 8,200 people have died, and their government and economy is really struggling as the disease rages on. With that said, Italy will need our tourism now more than ever when this is all over. I don't have to explain to you the sites Italy can offer you, so just make sure they're on the top of your list come summer travel season.
From the Great Wall to the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City, China has some of the most amazing sites to see and offers some of the most unique culinary experiences in the world. With that said, tourism is suffering exponentially thanks to the coronavirus. From Trump deeming the virus a "Chinese flu" to increased xenophobia across the country, China will never be the same after this pandemic. Go to China! See the sights, and experience one of the greatest cultures in the world.
There is so much rich ancient history in Israel, from the Sea of Galilee to the countless sacred sites in Jerusalem, but COVID-19 has hit the country really hard in the last few weeks, and with a corrupt government rank with no oversight and seemingly unlimited power, the number of deaths is undoubtedly gonna climb. But when this is all over, it is a country worth traveling to.
Another country significantly affected by this crisis and heightened xenophobia, South Korea will undoubtedly have a hard time getting back their lost tourism. But the eclectic shopping experience at Myeong-Dong and 600-year history of Bukchon Hanok Village are all worth the trip.
While the highest travel restriction has landed on Mongolia, the country has a countless number of sites that will need attention when the coronavirus crisis ends. The Gandantegchinlen and Erdene Zuu Monastery are gorgeous sites, and the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is worth the long trip.