COVID-19 pandemic has been termed as one of the most devastating health crisis that people on the Earth have come across in centuries. Some of the biggest economies and countries with state-of-the-art health infrastructure have bowed down in front of this virus outbreak over the last one and a half years. Over 160 million infections COVID-19 have been recorded so far around the world, while more than 3.3 million people have succumbed to the deadly virus. But let’s talk about a positive note here! If you are tired of sitting at home and planning for a vacation, there are few COVID free places you can consider.
Did you know some places around the world have successfully prevented the virus from affecting their population? Yes, you read that right. With that said, let’s get to know where COVID free places are located, and how they managed to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at bay.
Nauru is the third smallest country in the world with a population of around 10,000 residents. The country has kept the virus at bay by restricting travel to and from other neighbouring island nations.
Operating independently, Niue is one of the largest coral islands to receive help from New Zealand in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. As of today, Niue claims it totally is COVID-free.
Pitcairn Islands is believed to have fewer than 50 residents. The isle has restricted inbound travel, and is yet to acknowledge a COVID-19 infection.
Tokelau is a dependent territory of New Zealand, although it is considered as a nation that is spread over a land area of 4 square miles and has a population of 1,500 residents. Tokelau has also not recorded a COVID-19 case till now.
Tonga is a small country neighbouring Fiji in the NorthWest, Niue in the NorthEast, and Samoa in the North. The country managed to evade the spread of the virus by restricting cruise ships and closing airports at the early stage of the pandemic in 2020.
A country in Central Asia, Turkmenistan has also not reported any COVID-19 case so far. The country has restricted all kinds of religious events and commercial travel and has encouraged people to maintain social distancing and wear a mask.
Tuvalu a country located in Oceania. It includes three reef islands and six atolls and is located halfway between Australia and Hawaii. The country with a population of over 10,000 people is yet to report a case of COVID-19
Several other countries or territories like Saint Helena, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Cook Islands, and American Samoa have also not reported any cases of COVID-19 so far.
While the above-mentioned countries have not officially reported any COVID-19 cases, experts say many infected people might have escaped the scanner. Also, there are high chances that some of the authorities have also fiddled with the data. North Korea and Turkmenistan, in particular, have drawn criticism time and again on their reporting and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyway, official records say these countries have zero cases of COVID-19, and that surely makes them deserving of a pat on the back.