Easter Island experienced its share of setbacks to tourism in the last few years. From a destructive wildfire that damaged many of its majestic Moai statues to strict COVID-19 travel restrictions, getting to this distant island may seem harder than ever. However, for family travelers ready to head to this remote corner of the world, the island is open once again and ready to welcome adventurous travelers to explore its beauty and unique culture.
The Chilean government prohibited travel to Easter Island for much of the pandemic to curb the spread of the virus, keeping it closed to tourism for more than two full years. In August, however, the island officially reopened with one caveat in place — visitors must show a negative PCR test within 48 hours of departure for the island to be allowed entry.
This is great news for travelers looking to plan a winter (which just happens to coincide with the southern hemisphere summer) vacation to what is undoubtedly one of the most isolated places in the world. As we head toward the new year, Easter Island will hit its high season for tourism (January through March), where beautiful weather and friendly locals will be a warm and welcome sight for travelers looking to once again discover the island’s raw beauty, unique heritage and fascinating culture.
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With much of the country still swathed in winter gloom, Alabama’s Gulf Coast offers a fun beach getaway for family travelers. Contrary to popular belief, Gulf Shores isn’t just white sandy beaches and clear blue skies; it is a hotbed of historical attractions, giving the whole family a vacation to remember.
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