With daylight savings ending and it getting dark at 5:30pm now, I think it’s official. Winter is coming… Which means the holidays and merriment. For most of us, winter also involves sweaters and boots. But, if you’re headed somewhere warm for a beach vacation or for a destination wedding, I’m sure Zika has crossed your mind.
With the continuous spread of the virus (it’s now in FL), it’s sad to say, but it looks like Zika isn’t going anywhere. Until someone comes up with a vaccine, at least for the foreseeable future Zika is here to stay. Which means if you’re planning on having kids anytime soon you want to head to Zika-free destinations. Whether you’re planning a vacation, a babymoon, a honeymoon or a destination wedding here are 8 Zika-free destinations you’ll want to check out.
8 Zika-free Destinations
Always a winner, Hawaii has yet to have any local cases of the disease. With no passport required and beautiful beaches, it’s hard to beat.
The Seychelles islands in the Indian ocean has tons of idyllic beaches and wildlife to enjoy. You really can’t go wrong.
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3. Canary Islands
This Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwestern Africa, has near-perfect weather year round. And where else can you go surfing and camel riding?
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Sardinia boasts white sand and blue waters along with forests and other varied terrain. Which means this Italian island has lots to offer.
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5. Cape Town
While Africa does have Zika, South Africa does not. Soak up the sun, sand and history in this multi-cultural city.
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Peaceful and with so much to explore, this Spanish island will have you saying “Sí!” in no time.
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Australia has beaches galore, so you’ll have tons to choose from. And don’t forget about the Great Barrier Reef!
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This is one of the last islands in the Caribbean that is still a Zika-free destination. So you can still have a Caribbean experience without Zika mosquitos.
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There is so much fun beach and warmth to be had! And you can still enjoy your travels without having to worry about Zika. Check out one of these 8 Zika-free destinations and you won’t be sorry. But, remember, the situation can change quickly, so make sure you check out the CDC‘s list of locations before you book a flight.
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