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Best places where they are least concerned about Covid

Old Apr 11, 21, 3:12 pm
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I want to travel this summer and I donít want to be tangled up in Covid [mod edit]. Iím thinking maybe Mexico or Costa Rica. I would like to go to the mountains. Do you have any ideas? The country that doesnít require quarantines or anything like that.

Probably just Costa Rica or Mexico ...
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Old Apr 11, 21, 5:55 pm
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This map may help provide some additional options:
https://www.kayak.com/travel-restrictions

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Old Apr 11, 21, 7:52 pm
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You could get into Sweden via some EU locations. While I wouldn't say they aren't concerned about covid, they take a more pragmatic approach and the restrictions are very mild, possibly the least restrictive in the world - no masks and almost everything open. The only annoying thing for a tourist is that restaurants close at 20:30. You could do some hiking up north during the polar day, it should be a magical experience (I plan to do it around the summer solstice).
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Old Apr 11, 21, 8:51 pm
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You could get into Sweden via some EU locations. Why I wouldn't say they aren't concerned about covid, they take a more pragmatic approach and the restrictions are very mild, possibly the least restrictive in the world - no masks and almost everything open. The only annoying thing for a tourist is that restaurants close at 20:30. You could do some hiking up north during the polar day, it should be a magical experience (I plan to do it around the summer solstice).
great idea. Thank you.

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This may may help provide some additional options:
https://www.kayak.com/travel-restrictions
thank you.

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Old Apr 12, 21, 3:25 am
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Tanzania -- in the southern hemisphere but not too far from being equitorial -- was in large part. But maybe the country did a turn in approach after the country's leader died with Covid-19 following his extensive history of downplaying the risks from Covid-19.
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Old Apr 12, 21, 11:25 am
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Tanzania -- in the southern hemisphere but not too far from being equitorial -- was in large part. But maybe the country did a turn in approach after the country's leader died with Covid-19 following his extensive history of downplaying the risks from Covid-19.
Tanzania is a little short of mountains. Except for one, of course (or two, according to Monty Python) .
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Old Apr 12, 21, 4:00 pm
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Tanzania is a little short of mountains. Except for one, of course (or two, according to Monty Python) .
lol. Michael Palin did have a travel show.
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Tanzania is a little short of mountains. Except for one, of course (or two, according to Monty Python) .
Tanzania has more than just the highest mountain in Africa with the dormant volcano that is Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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lol. Michael Palin did have a travel show.
Did he cover the Udzungwa Mountains and the Kipengere Range, the latter known as the Livingstone Mountains? They are in Tanzania.
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Old Apr 12, 21, 6:40 pm
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Originally Posted by red star View Post
Tanzania is a little short of mountains. Except for one, of course (or two, according to Monty Python) .
Someone who likes mountains very well might like that big one. Note that it is purely a trek, generally no skills required and no equipment beyond cold weather gear. Occasionally you need something on the order of microspikes. You do need to be in decent shape, though.
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I have a friend in Bangladesh who says most people there donít wear masks, and the media almost never report on Covid.
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Old Apr 12, 21, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Kamalaasaa View Post
I have a friend in Bangladesh who says most people there donít wear masks, and the media almost never report on Covid.
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Old Apr 12, 21, 10:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Kamalaasaa View Post
I have a friend in Bangladesh who says most people there donít wear masks, and the media almost never report on Covid.
generally speaking, places with significant mortality from, say, malaria, yellow fever of bubonic plague seem to worry less about covid
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Old Apr 12, 21, 11:40 pm
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Egypt. Despite what the laws saw nobody wears masks and there's no such thing as social distancing. Everything open. I was there for a month and it was like stepping back in time to a world before Covid. Didn't even hear the word Covid in all the time I was there.
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Old Apr 13, 21, 6:35 am
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You could get into Sweden via some EU locations. While I wouldn't say they aren't concerned about covid, they take a more pragmatic approach and the restrictions are very mild, possibly the least restrictive in the world - no masks and almost everything open.
Sweden currently has the highest infection rate in Europe, literally ten times higher than neighbouring Finland.

Sweden has highest new Covid cases per person in Europe | Sweden | The Guardian
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Originally Posted by Misco60 View Post
Sweden currently has the highest infection rate in Europe, literally ten times higher than neighbouring Finland.

Sweden has highest new Covid cases per person in Europe | Sweden | The Guardian
And? OP haven't asked about a place with low infection rates but a place with few restrictions. Sweden is currently going through a major wave, following some attempts to deviate from its original strategy, but deaths remains low for the time being. There are no indications that the government is planning to tighten the measures, their recent statements suggest they understand they already went a bit too far with restrictions.
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