Travel bubbles are low risk destinations that you can travel to- even during the pandemic- with relative peace of mind. Here's a list of the top travel bubbles to visit in 2021.

As people look to travel with purpose and reconnect with themselves and the world in the new year, and with some places in the world being deemed ‘low risk travel bubbles', it is time to step out again. Albeit with a mask and hand sanitiser, but time to travel nonetheless. So which places do you visit, in this ‘new world’ of possibilities? We're glad you asked….


This Baltic paradise has gained popularity thanks to the famous television series, Game of Thrones, and is becoming a 'go to' destination for those wishing to travel abroad.

The lazy beaches, ancient architecture, buzzing nightlife and hearty cuisine, are the hallmarks of a perfect Croatian holiday.

Cities like Dubrovnik, that are usually full of tourists during the summer, may be a little less crowded in the summer of 2021. As far as the pandemic goes, Croatia, with its low Covid case count, has been designated as one of the safest countries to travel to in 2021.


Scandinavia has been a low-risk destination throughout the global pandemic. Of these, Norway seems to have the lowest risk but the highest potential for making memories with its exciting experiences, breathtaking scenery, charming  culture and above all, the ethereal Northern Lights.

While you’re there, check out the Flåm Railway, which offers sweeping panoramas to all its passengers with views of the stunning Norwegian fjords.

If you travel abroad to Norway, you could also hop over to neighbouring Finland and experience premium Finnish hospitality at Club Mahindra's international resorts, the amazing Holiday Club resorts spread all over Finland.

Croatia Norway


This is one of the Mediterranean’s most idyllic destinations dotted with ancient buildings, stocked with delicious port wine and tasty Portuguese egg tarts, and some of the most ruggedly beautiful natural landscapes, you'll ever see.

With something for everyone, from health and wellness to nightlife and parties and even adventure sports and surfing, Portugal is a great destination, should you choose to travel abroad in 2021. What's more, Portugal has created a “Clean and Safe” stamp of approval to help travellers select activities and accommodation options, which are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19. This means you can relax and unwind without worrying about your health and safety.


For those who have experienced Europe and are looking for a different experience, you might want to consider a river cruise to Vienna. Float past castles and quaint villages, while relaxing and sipping wine from the deck of a floating 5-star boutique hotel

Wake up to swans outside your window as you dock to explore the cities and towns. The best route is from Vienna to Prague along the Rhine and the Danube rivers

Furthermore, since you're on a cruise, you are at minimum risk of infection. The cruises have adopted the latest disinfecting and sanitising protocols along with constant temperature checks to ensure your river cruise is a real breeze when you travel abroad.

Kenya South America


Visiting Kenya makes you feel like David Attenborough is narrating your every action. Embark on a safari to spot the 'Big 5'. The majestic lion, the regal elephant, the graceful leopard, the intimidating buffalo and the awe-inspiring rhino.

With its low mortality rate and reduced rate of transmission, Kenya is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to travel abroad in 2021.

From the wilds of Masai Mara Natural Reserve to the megapolis of Nairobi, head to Kenya for a safe vacation in 2021 that you won’t regret or forget for a long time.


Step back in time to the land of the pharaohs, get lost at Valley of the Kings in Luxor, visit Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx and cruise the mighty river Nile which has many ancient monuments dotted along the edge – the history and stories to be heard is enough to bring out the explorer in anyone, not to mention all the mezze platters, kebabs and hummus you can eat.

With the government lifting the travel ban due to a steep drop in transmissions and infections, grab your (negative) PCR test and get ready to travel abroad to the cradle of civilization.

South America

With its rapidly falling numbers of infected, take some time off and be one with nature in South America, right from the surreal Andean peaks to the lush Amazonian rainforest, the breathtaking Patagonian glaciers and alpine lakes and ancient Incan ruins, you have options aplenty.

This vast continent is home to a host of experiences that will translate into a lifetime of memories. Visit one beautiful country or hop across many, as you have the time of your life when you travel abroad to South America


Canada represents the best of all worlds. From thriving cities to the rugged Alaskan wilderness that is home to activities such as hiking, canoeing, camping, skiing and more.

Get lost in its barren wilderness and find yourself. From the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the pristine waters of Alaska, the metropolitan pleasures of Quebec to the sensory overload that is downtown Toronto, you won’t find a country as amazing as Canada, when you travel abroad.


A mix of Eastern traditions meet modern pop culture in Japan. Food and entertainment are important to Japanese culture, so while on holiday, you must sample as many of its delicious offerings as you can, from ramen to its eclectic range of KitKats, all while sipping on sake and in between impromptu performances at karaoke bars. FYI – Japan is the birthplace of Karaoke and there are karaoke bars across the length and breadth of the country. So, practice your singing beforehand when you travel abroad to Japan.

Australia and New Zealand

You cannot mention one without mentioning the other. Also, we've saved the best for last as both destinations are relatively Covid-free and are a throwback to life before Covid-19. Incredibly diverse both scenically and culturally, Australia and New Zealand offer hope for the future of travel and tourism. Giving those to travel abroad to experience their vibrant culture the chance to enjoy themselves without a great deal of worry.

So, there you have it, a list of places that are safe to travel to in 2021. All of these destinations offer a range of international resorts where you can safely have fun. If you're not ready to venture overseas yet, check out our Club Mahindra resorts in India that are as safe as can be thanks to our tie up with Bureau Veritas, in order to maintain public health, hygiene and safety and ensure the best possible vacation experience for you. A Club Mahindra membership is also a gateway to a host of magnificent experiences spread across India and the globe. To know more, read our member reviews to see for yourself.

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