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#VisitLater and #StayHome trending as tourism bureaus encourage postponing vacations

Estonia says come visit — but not right now

  • Mar 16, 2020
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As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, some countries are making light of the situation by encouraging travellers NOT to come for a visit.

Nations including China, Iran, Italy and the U.S. have closed their borders and airports to international travellers. In Canada, international airline arrivals have been restricted to just four airports across the country.

But Estonia says travellers are welcome to come visit — just not right now. 

“Please stay safe and stay home,” the official Twitter account for the northern European nation tweeted over the weekend, even using swear words in their hashtags to drive home the point.

The move — and the now-trending hashtag — have many on Twitter saying Estonia’s been bumped to the top of their travel list once it’s safe to vacation again.

Other locations, including Iqaluit and Norway, are encouraging people to visit “remotely” for now, but come in person another time.

Even Ireland isn’t about to let people miss out on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, with their Twitter feed showing #GlobalGreening to let those staying at home capture the Irish spirit.

Did you have to cancel a vacation due to the COVID-19 outbreak? Have any of these #VisitLater destinations shot to the top of your bucket list?

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