Botswana: Why Experts Say This African Country Is Among The World’s Safest Tourists Destinations For Covid-19
Photo Credit: Botswana Photo courtesy of Justice Hubane

Photo Credit: Botswana Photo courtesy of Justice Hubane

Botswana: Why Experts Say This African Country Is Among The World’s Safest Tourists Destinations For Covid-19

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Sep 15, 2020

For travel enthusiasts looking to get away amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and wondering where to safely travel to, you should put Botswana on your list.

Tourlane, a Berlin-based travel startup,  conducted a study to determine safe vacation destinations amid the outbreak and Botswana is the only African country that made the list.

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Researchers used data from the European Center For Disease Prevention and Control along with the hours of sunshine each country received during the day for outdoor activities to determine the safest countries.

One of the main factors that positioned Botswana as a top destination is its universal healthcare program open to all citizens.

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The country’s ability to respond to health risks determines its International Health Regulations score and the country’s population density also plays a huge factor in determining safe destinations as the virus spreads rapidly in crowded spaces, as reported in Face2Face Africa.

Thailand came out as the number one safest travel destination in the world. The others are Jordan, French Polynesia, Greece, Uruguay, Italy, Cambodia, Japan, and Ireland.  Botswana obtained the last spot on the list.