Make the Most of These 2021 Affordable Travel Opportunities

As summer draws near, international borders open, and COVID-19 travel restrictions ease for vaccinated citizens – travel fanatics like us can finally start thinking about long overdue vacations, and make the most of affordable travel in 2021. From Europe, Asia, USA, and Africa, affordable travel is more accessible than ever; with different locations offering a low combined rate per day for accommodation, food, and transportation.

Finding affordable travel opportunities and cheap destinations to travel to this year does depend on travelers’ locations, where they are traveling to and from, whether the country of choice is open to travelers, as well as the way of travel. However, we’ve provided a general outline of the most affordable places to travel to now, and during the rest of 2021.

Affordable Travel: Asia

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Golden Bridge on Ba Na Hills, Vietnam, Da Nang

Asia offers a multitude of affordable opportunities rich in culture and diversity. Asia’s cheapest countries include Vietnam, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, and Cambodia.

  • Visit Laos and only spend on average $30 per day

  • Vietnam offers the perfect vacation for only $30 per day

  • On average, for $25 per day you can holiday in Cambodia

  • Northern Thailand only costs about $30 per day

  • Indonesia holidays can be enjoyed at $30 per day

  • The Philippines only costs $35 per day for travelers

  • Malaysia, like other cheap locations in Asia, costs around $35 per day

  • India can be enjoyed for only $20 per day

Affordable Travel: Europe

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Imerovigli, Greece

The Baltic states, Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Romania are some of the cheapest countries in Europe to travel to with the most breathtaking views. Low budget holidays and affordable travel options include an average daily rate of:

  • Romania - $33 per day

  • Georgia - $30 per day

  • Greece - $40 per day

  • Czech Republic - $40 per day

  • Poland - $40 per day

Affordable Travel: Americas And Africa

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Zion National Park, Utah

Affordable travel options in the Americas include trips to places like U.S. National Parks, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Brazil, and Bolivia, chocked full of exploration.

  • Travel to Mexico and only spend about $40/day

  • Enjoy traveling in Colombia and only spend on average $35 per day

  • Visit Arizona & Utah and spend an average of $45 per day

Traveling to cultural hubs in Africa such as Cape Verde, South Africa and Morocco will see travelers only spending $40 per day in South Africa and $42 per day in Namibia.

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Aït Benhaddou, a historic fortified village in present-day Morocco

With affordable trips like these possible, the urge and excitement of booking that seat, packing your bags and finally boarding a flight must not put awareness of COVID-19 on the back seat. It is important for those taking advantage of affordable travel 2021 opportunities to still keep health and safety precautions in mind, and remain vigilant and aware of the pandemic when traveling.

Remember passports, masks, and the following safety tips as stated by CDC,

“During travel:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.

  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you.

  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).

After travel:

  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.”

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