As a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic looms on the horizon, travel has gone from risky to downright dangerous. To put it bluntly, some places are bad for your health. A list of the most unhealthy places to travel during the second wave of COVID-19 would sure be useful right about now.
With daily new COVID cases soaring past the 50,000 mark in the United States, this is no time for a vacation. But it’s been a long lockdown, and some people need to get away. If they do, they don’t need someone to tell them where to go — they need someone to tell them where not to go.
If you’re wondering where the most unhealthy places are to visit during the coronavirus outbreak, here’s a definitive guide.
The kind of places that are unhealthy for travel during the second wave of COVID-19
Any destination with lots of COVID cases. If you want to know where the hotspots are, check out this map from the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. Avoid dark red areas. The university also publishes a world map where you can quickly find the hotspots. Want to know what the map will look like in the future? Try the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a research center at the University of Washington. For example, here’s what U.S. infections will look like in a few months. Also, look for the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp to assure the destination is doing everything it can to contain the virus.