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15 European destinations that are among the least affected by the coronavirus

INSIDER Logo By shoeller@businessinsider.com (Sophie-Claire Hoeller) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 16: 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.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.As countries around the world relax their lockdowns, many tourism-reliant economies have opened, or are planning to open their doors to travelers ASAP.European countries in particular are opening borders, creating air bridges and travel bubbles (basically agreements between countries that allow their citizens to freely travel between them) and in some cases even offering incentives such as discounted flights and hotel stays to lure in tourists. Even Italy — which is among the hardest-hit European countries — is back in business, having reopened its borders to international tourists without any quarantine rules in place in early June.European Best Destinations (EBD), which works with local tourism offices to "promote culture and tourism in Europe," has put together a list of what it deems the "safest" destinations on the continent for post-pandemic travel.According to EBD, it picked "some of the destinations least affected by COVID-19" that it says have seen up 600 times fewer COVID-19 cases than more hard-hit European countries, as well as those destinations that have implemented strict protocols on hygiene and social-distancing measures, and that have a higher number of hospital beds per inhabitant 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. If you do choose to travel, it's best to check the CDC's travel recommendations for each country.Keep scrolling to see some of EBD's best European destinations to visit when it is safe to do so. And keep in mind that these restrictions and reopenings are subject to change, as countries continue to monitor the pandemic.Read the original article on Insider

15 European destinations that are among the least affected by the coronavirus

  • 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.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

As countries around the world relax their lockdowns, many tourism-reliant economies have opened, or are planning to open their doors to travelers ASAP.

European countries in particular are opening borders, creating air bridges and travel bubbles (basically agreements between countries that allow their citizens to freely travel between them) and in some cases even offering incentives such as discounted flights and hotel stays to lure in tourists. Even Italy — which is among the hardest-hit European countries — is back in business, having reopened its borders to international tourists without any quarantine rules in place in early June.

European Best Destinations (EBD), which works with local tourism offices to "promote culture and tourism in Europe," has put together a list of what it deems the "safest" destinations on the continent for post-pandemic travel.

According to EBD, it picked "some of the destinations least affected by COVID-19" that it says have seen up 600 times fewer COVID-19 cases than more hard-hit European countries, as well as those destinations that have implemented strict protocols on hygiene and social-distancing measures, and that have a higher number of hospital beds per inhabitant 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. If you do choose to travel, it's best to check the CDC's travel recommendations for each country.

Keep scrolling to see some of EBD's best European destinations to visit when it is safe to do so. And keep in mind that these restrictions and reopenings are subject to change, as countries continue to monitor the pandemic.

Read the original article on Insider
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