Alexander Raphael Neild; Current Options for International Travel

Alexander Raphael Neild

November 10, 2020

Alexander Raphael Neild -Current options for International Travel

International Traveler Alexander Raphael Neild Talks About Destinations

St. Petersburg, FL – Alexander Raphael Neild travels annually to far-flung destinations, but like many individuals, had to scale back his traveling in 2020 due to the pandemic. Many countries have lifted their travel bans, inviting international travelers back into their borders. Just because a country has opened its borders though, does not mean you should travel there, says Alexander Raphael Neild.

Both CNN and Travel & Leisure published articles in the first week of November touting the many locations now open to tourists. The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) updated its website as well with a list of countries US travelers should not visit yet since they have a high incidence of COVID-19 cases, stated Alexander Raphael Neild.

When planning an international vacation at any time, you should start by visiting the CDC website and the US State Department website. The CDC posts warnings about disease vectors in far-flung locations and the State Department posts information regarding areas in political or war-time upheaval, Alexander Raphael Neild explained.

Alexander Raphael Neild’s Top Late 2020 Destinations

The best way to decide where to vacation, says Alexander Raphael Neild, is to visit all three sites – CNN, Travel & Leisure, and the CDC – to determine which provides the safest location medically. You then visit the State Department website to learn if the area provides a physically safe location. Currently, the safest vacation options include the following foreign destinations:

  • Island destinations: American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Grenada, Greenland, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Taiwan, and Timor-Leste.
  • Inland destinations: Cambodia, Laos, Macau SAR (China), Mongolia, and Vietnam.

A few of the inland destinations also provide coastal locations, but the peninsulas provide the temptation to visit the neighboring country, warns Alexander Raphael Neild. Avoid that temptation since some areas the CDC deems “very low risk” and which have no travel notice issued share borders with areas that have spawned significant numbers of COVID-19 cases. For example, Macau SAR is a region within China, the country in which the pandemic began.

Some areas remain so distant from other nations or regions that few people travel to them, Alexander Raphael Neild explains. At this time that makes them a safer bet for medical travel. However, when you check other situations, you find that a trip to Cambodia would need to include only major tourist locations. Its small towns and forested regions lay rife with landmines. The country has the largest population of amputees in the world because of its still-buried landmines.

So, when you read that Brazil began welcoming visitors again or Maldives opened its borders, remember to check where travel remains safe, too. Many countries desperately need to recoup lost travel dollars and have opened their borders to vacationers despite the fact that their country remains at a Level Two or Three medical threat level, the two highest CDC issues, Alexander Raphael Neild said.