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10 COVID-safe destinations to re-start your passion for travel

COVID-safe places to travel for Australians

The idea of international travel became an abstract concept, akin to something elusive and consumed by nostalgia. "Remember travelling overseas?" we would muse to one another, left wondering when we would be able to fly away from Australian shores. And while Australia is one of the most picturesque, diverse lands on the globe – including some of the best beaches in the world – there's nothing like landing from a long haul flight on the other side of the globe, ready to be smacked with new culture and sights to behold. Here, we've compiled the 10 best COVID-safe travel destinations to reignite your desire to travel abroad in 2022.

1. New Zealand


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Our closest neighbour, New Zealand took a similar approach to Australia in combatting COVID and have been rewarded with minimal restrictions and are now welcoming visitors once again. Head across the Tasman to experience a holiday bound by ski slopes and abundant nature, embracing your adventurous side.


2. Greenland


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Skiing, dog-sledding, kayaking – oh my! If you’re an aficionado of the cooler temperatures, Greenland is calling your name. It is an inherently remote destination that is now renowned for being both intriguing and COVID safe, making it an ideal location to break your international travel drought.


3. Isle of Man


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Alongside Guernsey and Jersey, the Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown Dependency known for its rugged coastline, sprawling landscapes and mountainous regions, ideal for those with an affinity for the outdoors and an appreciation of Viking Heritage.


4. Fiji


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For those seeking a warm, island escape a little further north than Queensland, look no further than Fiji. From snorkelling to diving, the island nation is a paradise for relaxation and days spent by the sea. Visit the largest Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere, the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami temple, and connect with locals through their cultural customs and food.


5. Iceland


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A must-see for those visiting Iceland is the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in the southwest of the country. It is one of the 25 wonders of the world, where you can bask in the beauty of Icelandic nature alongside feeling refreshed from the unique experience.


6. Luxembourg


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Luxembourg is rich in history, laden with castles and palaces dating back to centuries past. The Old Quarter of Luxembourg city is a particular highlight, and is best taken in on bike while cycling through the winding roads. A visit to the Grand Ducal Palace is also worth adding to your itinerary.


7. Denmark


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Denmark is having a moment, from the eclectic mixture of designers emerging from the Scandinavian nation to the intrigue calling tourists from across the globe. The Tivoli Gardens and National Gallery of Denmark are both popular attractions to visit, alongside the palaces of Christiansborg and Frederiskborg.


8. Greece


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The islands of Greece are the ultimate destination for Moorish foods, opulent beaches and nights spent by the sea. A summer destination to covet, a trip to Greece to escape Australian winter is always a winner in our books. Visit the ancient Greek monuments, like the Acropolis, or simple settle into an island resort and wade into the crystal clear water.


9. Norway


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A train journey across Norway is like no other rail experience in the Scandinavian region. With more than 2,000 miles of tracks and picturesque scenery to admire along the rail, it is a completely unique way to experience the country. Highlights include the Bergen and Dovre Railways.


10. Singapore


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Singapore is one of the unique destinations Australians can travel to on a direct flight. For those with a green-thumb or an affliction for horticulture, visiting the Gardens by The Bay, the National Orchid Garden or Cloud Forest are a must on your trip abroad. With its hardline approach to COVID, it is one of the most COVID safe travel destinations in the world.

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