If you are looking for somewhere a little different for your next vacation, we have some good news. 3.7 thousand kilometers to the west of Chile, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is Easter Island, which plans to reopen to tourists from February: two years after it closed its borders to visitors due to Covid.
Its tough isolation measures have been successful. The local authorities have reported only eight cases of Covid-19 and no deaths during this period. Over 70% of the population of Easter Island has been vaccinated against coronavirus. While the medical center in Hanga Roa, the capital, has respirators, it does not have any intensive care units.
Easter Island is very dependent on tourism. It attracts visitors from all over the world, who flock to see its beautiful landscapes and the iconic moai, gigantic stone statues sculpted into human forms and scattered all over the island.
The only commercial flights to the island depart from Santiago, the capital of Chile. These have been suspended since March 16, 2020. Tourists who wish to visit the island now will need to have proof of vaccination and be able to provide a negative PCR test that was taken 48 hours before embarking.
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