- European Best Destinations (EBD), which works with local tourism offices to promote European travel, put together a list of what it deems the “safest” destinations on the continent for post-pandemic travel.
- It selected destinations with low COVID-19 infection rates and that have implemented strict protocols on hygiene and social-distancing measures.
- It also took into account how many hospital beds destinations have, choosing places that have more hospital beds per capita than other European countries.
- While many travel restrictions within Europe have been lifted, nonessential travel is still not recommended in many places, such as in the US, where the Centers for Disease Control warns against it.
Ancient churches, rugged mountains, and pristine water make Corfu, Greece, one of the most famous Greek isles.
Greece has been widely lauded for its swift response to the coronavirus. At the time of writing, it has seen 2,997 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 180 related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.
Once home to the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, and Freud, Vienna, Austria’s capital, has an artistic and intellectual history that can still be felt today.
EBD says that Austria had “10 times fewer infected people than anywhere else in Europe,” with 16,968 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 672 related death, per Johns Hopkins, at the time of writing.
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is the perfect mix of hip and history, with winding cobblestone streets featuring medieval architecture at every turn.
Malta’s capital, Valletta, was founded in the early 16th century and was called “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world,” by UNESCO.
Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, was once a medieval fortress, but its history dates all the way back to the Roman empire, which is evident in its narrow cobblestone streets, and many ancient towers and churches.
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