Corona virus Travel Restrictions

Are you really curious about your next trip and wondering when you can travel next? With the Covid-19 pandemic, you will find many domestic, International travel restrictions, quarantine regulations, and entry bans across the world.

For a long period, there has been a decreased willingness to travel which has also resulted in negative economic growth. But these restrictions cannot be kept for long. After all, this is the new NORMAL. We have to start living with this reality by taking care of necessary precautions.

There have been numerous concerns raised about travel and the effectiveness of travel restrictions.

Research has indicated that travel restrictions have mild effects on the spread of covid-19. It has to be combined with prevention and control measures to reduce the transmissions. It has also been observed that travel restrictions are the most useful in the initial or the late phases of a pandemic.

As per the latest reports from UNWTO, close to 70% of destinations have lifted their travel restrictions. These countries have eased the restrictions on travel in response to the pandemic. There are very few countries that have completely sealed their borders for international tourists. 

UNWTO- United Nations World Tourism Organization has kept track of measures undertaken by 217 destinations across the world. Their objective has been to offer insights into the tourism flows for specific destinations, and create a dedicated link between health infrastructure, and any connection related to travel restrictions.

The lifting of restrictions is critical to drive the social and economic performance of the countries across the globe.

  • Concerning September when only 115 destinations have eased the restrictions, the number steadily rose to 152 in November. And it is continuing to grow.
  • Governments are playing an active role, by releasing the restriction with necessary travel advice. Efforts are being made to lift the restrictions in a phased manner while taking care of safety concerns for the citizens.

Destinations that eased restrictions faster

As per the UNWTO reports, the countries with higher scores in health and hygiene factors have eased restrictions faster. These countries have also implemented different approached to ensure safety whole implementing restrictions.

On the other hand, destinations that have chosen to keep their borders sealed are the ones presently within the emerging economies with low performance in health and hygiene factors. The majority of these destinations have been in Asia & the Pacific.

  • Regional analysis

UNWTO also researched the restrictions based on regions. Europe has led the way by easing travel restrictions and further followed by the USA, Africa, and the Middle East in comparison to Asia. 

  • Respective Government plays an important role in restarting tourism. There are several governments that have issued guidance advising against nonessential international travel, and evidence-based assessments.

For the ones, who are quite eager to resume their international travel, here is a list of few destinations that allows them to enter. But there may be a few restrictions which you should definitely check before you enter the regions.

  • Albania
    No corona virus test is needed and there are no quarantine requirements. You can travel freely in this region.
  • Armenia

Travelers are required to present a negative PCR test and it has to be taken 72 hours before the arrival. Visitors can also get the test at the airport and are required to quarantine until the results of the report are available. If there are symptoms found in travelers then they need to self-quarantine for 14 days.

  • Bahamas

Travelers above the age of 10 years are required to upload a negative PCR report taken not more than 5 days before the arrival. Once the travelers are in the Bahamas, they must take a rapid corona virus test. They must agree to mandatory Covid-19 health insurance when applying for the visa.

  • Belarus

No coronavirus test is needed when you reach here and there are no quarantine requirements.

  • Brazil

Travelers are required to provide negative RT-PCR test results which should be taken within 72 hours before their flight. Those arriving by land are required to have authorization from the Federal Police and a note from the U.S. Embassy

  • Colombia

Colombia allows travelers to enter by air, with a negative result from a Covid-19 test taken within the previous 96 hours even for infants. There are no quarantine requirements for passengers.

  • Egypt

Travels are allowed to enter with proof of a negative Covid-19 test which should be taken within 96 hours of arrival. They are also required to provide proof of health insurance.

  • Egypt

Travels are allowed to enter with proof of a negative Covid-19 test which should be taken within 96 hours of arrival. They are also required to provide proof of health insurance.

  • Maldives

The Maldives has also eased the travel restrictions and visitors over 1 year of age must have proof of a negative PCR test taken not more than 96 hours. They must submit an online health declaration form within 24 hours of departure.

These are just a few of many destinations that have eased the travel restrictions.

To control the spread of COVID-19, governments are leaving no stone unturned around the world to provide safety measures. They have clearly recommended against all but essential travel to certain destinations, with quarantine the citizens returning from other affected countries.

While governments, health care workers are doing their best to control the corona virus, a new stain has spread which seems to be more contagious than the other. So while the health care workers put in their efforts, let’s do our best and travel with care, precautions, and necessary measures.…

Hottest places on Earth

Our planet- “Mother Earth” is beautiful in every form. We get to witness different seasons, beautiful climatic conditions, nature, and a lot more than we can ever imagine. 

However, there are places on earth where the forces of nature work in extreme- either they are very hot or very cold making it even difficult for human survival.

While 2/3rd of the earth is covered with water, the remaining is covered with land and some are nearly occupied as desert due to extreme heat.

Today, we are going to share with you the hottest places on Earth that have an extreme harsh environment & super scorching heat.

  • Death Valley, California, USA 

When it comes to the hottest place, you cannot simply ignore Death Valley. On average the temperature here remains 47C.

With such a high temperature, it’s no surprise that the Death Valley in the US holds the Guinness World Record for being the hottest place. You will be shocked to learn that the maximum temperature witnesses here have been 56.7C. This temperature is enough to make human survival difficult.

  • Wadi Halfa, Sudan

Wadi stands for the valley in Arabic and this dry valley lies on the border with Egypt. With negligible rainfall and bright sunshine, Wadi Halfa is another hottest place in northern Sudan. The highest temperature ever recorded has been 53C and on average it daily reaches as high as 41C.  

  • Dasht-e Lut, Iran

This place is characterized by giant dunes and it is so hot that even bacteria cannot survive here. You will be surprised to learn that the UNESCO World Heritage Site has recorded temperatures reaching 70C in 2005 which makes it impossible to survive for anyone. 

  • Aziziyah in Libya

This is a small town in the Jafara district of Libra. The maximum temperature recorded here has been 58C. On an average day, the temperature here is 48C.

  • Tirat Zvi, Israel

A small agricultural community in Israel, it has recorded its hottest temperatures hitting 54C in June 1942. It is just 220 meters below sea level, and residents find respite by dipping in pools.

  • Timbuktu, Mali

It is on the edge of the Sahara desert but the scorching heat & scarcity of water makes it the hottest place on earth. The highest temperature ever recorded has been 49C. Even the month of December and January record very high temperatures. Timbuktu has a population of more than 40,000 facing the scorching heat around the year.

  • Dallol, Ethiopia

Dallol in Ethiopia claims to be another hottest place where the average temperature reaches 41C. It makes it really difficult for people to live.

  • Kebili, Tunisia

The average temperature at Kebili has been 40+ degrees during summers and the highest being 55 degrees. It is widely known for its quality dates but survival is usually very hard.

Here even the average temperature is typically around 45 C and above making it really hard to sustain for long.

These are some of the hottest places on earth and the list does not stop here. There are many more places like these too that are- “Too HOT to handle” but none can beat them. …

Top Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Professional Photographer on Your Vacation

When we travel, we collect memories that last a lifetime. Some of these memories we can keep them in pictures. It’s even better when we get clear and professionally taken photos. 

Sometimes it’s even difficult to capture all the memories as they appear during your travel. 

But with a professional photographer, you can collect the memories and still continue enjoying your vacation. You won’t have to worry about anything rather than enjoying the moments. 

This article will share the top reasons you should consider a professional photographer when you travel. 

  • Get Help In Determining The Best Spot 

Taking a good picture is talent, art, and skill. Unless you have a combination of these three, you’ll probably miss on many things. And this is why you need to hire a professional photographer. 

A professional photographer will help you find the best spots and places to take the pictures. They have to spend time taking pictures, and they know everything. 

After your vacation, you will love the pictures. They will have been taken on the right angles with the best background. 

  • Professionally Edited Pictures 

When you take pictures, you’ll most probably capture some elements that aren’t desired. For instance, some items will include excessive lighting, unwanted elements in the background, red eyes, and many other things that you wouldn’t wish to see in your pictures. 

A professional photographer will go through these pictures and edit them. Most photographers have the tools and software to edit pictures professionally. This means they will edit the pictures easily. 

In the end, you’ll have pictures you’re proud of. You won’t help but share them with your family and friends. 

  • Get Your Entire Travel Story Captured 

As you travel with a professional photographer, you will get the rare opportunity to capture every moment as you travel. The photographer can capture all the moments from the time you begin your journey. In the end, you’ll have captured the entire story for your vacation. 

Sometimes when you’re traveling alone, you might not capture everything as you wish. But with a professional photographer, you’ll keep the memories. You can go the extra mile and shoot video clips to document the story. 

A professional photographer is perfect, especially when you’re on a historic vacation like a honeymoon. 

  • Enjoy Your Vacation 

When you travel with a professional photographer, you’re left to enjoy life and everything as you would wish to. So in the case where you have so many things to do during the vacation, you’ll have fewer things to worry about. The journey and everything will be well taken care of. 

The photographer knows when they are supposed to take pictures during the travel. 

Parting Shot 

When you travel, you collect memories. The best thing is that you can document these memories and re-live them later in your life. To enjoy them, you must document them. However, there is no better way to enjoy these memories other than hiring a professional photographer to capture them. 

Do it yourself

If you don’t have the extra cash to hire a professional or you rather not have another person following you around, you can purchase your own camera at a local estate sale. Many estate sale companies have great deals on camera equipment and many other helpful travel items.