Safest Christmas Destinations in Europe

Find out which are the safest Christmas markets in Europe for Covid-19. Since the start of this worldwide “Covid-19” crisis, we have kept you informed of the situation day after day by following the recommendations of the World Health Organization.

We have now selected for you the safest Christmas markets in Europe on the basis of the following criteria: number of Covid-19 cases per million inhabitants, number of hospital beds per inhabitant, the proximity of airports, the establishment of sanitary measures, hygiene charts in hotels, shops, restaurants, public transport and public places, provision of hydroalcoholic gels, masks and last but not least, circulation routes inside the Christmas market.

Madeira Islands – Portugal

Madeira is the safest European destination for your holiday this winter. With up to 12 times fewer cases of Covid 19 per million inhabitants than other European destinations and no deaths, Madeira is a safe place for your Christmas holidays.

In addition to the “Safe and Clean” label implemented by the Portuguese National Tourist Office, the regional authorities of Madeira have set up very rigorous health charters to welcome travelers in the best safety conditions while guaranteeing you dedicated holidays for leisure, discovery and relaxation.

In Madeira, precaution and relaxation make the perfect combination for your winter holiday. No quarantine is required on arrival thanks to the Covid-19 test that you will have carried out before your trip (maximum 72 hours before your departure). Scanning at the airport reinforces these security measures and various devices are put in place (hydroalcoholic gels available, masks in crowded streets). Everything is very simple and very well explained on the madeirasafetodiscover site. A mask is compulsory in some places but not at the beach (discover the most beautiful beaches in Madeira) or for sporting activities in Madeira and walks in nature.

Advent Feast at the Basilica – Budapest

The Advent Basilica, the most beautiful Christmas fair in Europe, will open on November 20.

In love, and safety – with this slogan, the Advent Basilica, Budapest’s uniquely beautiful Christmas fair, opens its doors. Last year, in the online voting of the European Best Destinations, the series of events chosen as the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe awaits its visitors from November 20 until the first day of the new year in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica in one of the most impressive squares of the Hungarian capital.

True to the tradition of this year’s 10-year-old Advent Basilica, it promises an unparalleled festive atmosphere, quality pastimes, a special gastronomic offer and a more colorful program than ever before – all with safety measures that allow for cloudless celebrations during a coronavirus epidemic.

More than 100 artisan and gastronomic vendor offer its portico, the latter in addition to the popular fair food, as well as many delicacies available only here. The spectacularly decorated atmosphere of the fair itself is completed by the highly successful light show projected on the Basilica in recent years.

Vienna – Austria

Do you want to combine safety and leisure? Vienna is the perfect destination for a Christmas holiday with the family or with a loved one. Renowned as one of the safest destinations in Europe (low crime rate), Vienna has also quickly been recognized among the safest destinations for Covid-19 in Europe. By reacting very quickly and by taking a series of sanitary measures, Austria was up to 10 times less affected than some European countries. Its hospitals have never been overwhelmed and the number of serious cases of Covid-19 has remained far below the capacity of Austrian hospitals. In addition, Austria has put in place a series of measures to control the situation.

At Christmas, it is not one but a multitude of Christmas markets that appear all over Vienna. You will find the one that suits you among an offer of authentic Christmas markets: for family, foodie lovers, whether sustainable, vegan or terribly romantic. From mid-November to Christmas, Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas markets. The aroma of Christmas bakery items and hot punch creates a lovely pre-Christmas atmosphere. The organizers are currently working on COVID-19 safety concepts to make it possible for guests to enjoy a pleasant visit to Vienna’s Christmas markets with enough space for everyone.

Tallinn – Estonia

Awarded the title of Best Christmas Market in Europe in 2019, Tallinn is a favorite destination for travelers for the winter holidays. With its family atmosphere, magical illuminations, traditional and artisanal products and delicious local delicacies, Tallinn is also this year one of the safest destinations for the Christmas holidays. Estonia has so far recorded 18 times fewer severe cases of Covid-19 per million inhabitants than the most affected European countries. Hospitals here have never been overcrowded and the virus has done much less damage than elsewhere in Europe. More quickly than other countries, Estonia was able to resume a “normal” life while applying measures of social distancing, protection (masks) and the provision of hydro-alcoholic gels in public spaces.

Ljubljana – Slovenia

With 12 times fewer severe cases of Covid-19 per million inhabitants than the most affected countries in Europe, Slovenia is positioned as one of the safest destinations this winter. Perfect for a break far from stress in the middle of nature, Slovenia is the European destination most awarded by the European Commission for its commitment to sustainable tourism.

More than ever, we want to breathe clean fresh air and enjoy timeless moments with those we love. Treat yourself to unforgettable memories in Slovenia, the country for you during these difficult times. You can rent a car and discover different places in the country such as Bohinj voted best-hidden gem in Europe or Soca Valley, Radolca, awarded by the European Commission.

You can also treat yourself to a moment of pure relaxation and wonder as you walk through the illuminated streets of Ljubljana. This terribly romantic destination is home to a Christmas market considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. Small hotels, boutique hotels, guesthouses or tourist apartments as well as hotels from large chains applying sanitary measures will welcome you this winter.

Travel by Private Jet

Flying a private jet offers a lot of advantages, from choosing the time of your flight where you can enjoy the view of the sunset with the clouds to choosing your destinations.

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