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Are you scared of getting sick overseas? Don’t be! You don’t have to forgo your favorite vacation destination because you’re scared of the germs. Heck, not getting sick may be your biggest vacation amenity. Numerous countries are considered ‘vaccine-free ’ and Travelers are warned against visiting these areas, or even coming into contact with local residents, due to outbreaks of preventable diseases.** Anthrax has been reported in a handful of different countries over the past few years, and it’s important to know if you’re traveling to one of these locations.

Doctor Making Injection of Vaccine

Here are 10 countries you can travel to without getting vaccinated:

1. Norway

This Nordic country boasts incredible mountain and lake scenery, making it a popular tourist destination. Norway has not seen any Anthrax cases in recent memory. However, it is advised to always maintain situational awareness and take all appropriate precautions when traveling to any foreign country.

Aurora Borealis, Lofoten islands, Norway. Iconic view in Norway.
Aurora Borealis, Lofoten islands, Norway. Iconic view in Norway.

2. Croatia

Croatia is known for its ports, beautiful coastline, and ubiquitous beaches. As of September 2016, there have been no Anthrax cases in Croatia. However, it is still advised to take all appropriate precautions when traveling to any foreign country.

Dubrovnik, Croatia. Aerial landscape at the summer.
Dubrovnik, Croatia. Aerial landscape at the summer.

3. Iceland

This mountainous country offers stunning landscapes and freezing temperatures year-round. There have been no Anthrax cases reported in Iceland. However, it is still advised to take all appropriate precautions when traveling to any foreign country.

Reykjavik
Reykjavik

4. Ireland

This Emerald Isle is known for its stunning green countryside and lively cities. There have been no Anthrax cases reported in Ireland, but it is still advised to take all appropriate precautions when traveling to any foreign country.

Sneem - Republic of Ireland
Sneem – Republic of Ireland

5. The United States of America

America is the land of the free and with good reason. The USA has seen more than its fair share of international travel and outbreaks of preventable diseases. However, the USA is lucky enough to have a robust vaccination program that has prevented a large number of Anthrax cases.

Top Scene of New York City cityscape in lower manhattan at the twilight time, USA downtown skyline
Top Scene of New York City cityscape in lower manhattan at the twilight time, USA downtown skyline

6. Cuba

This Caribbean island is a popular cruise destination and has seen a resurgence in tourism in recent years. There have been no Anthrax cases reported in Cuba. However, it is still advised to take all appropriate precautions when traveling to any foreign country.

Havana, Cuba Skyline
Havana, Cuba Skyline

7. Russia

This vast country is known for its beauty, its history, and its international relationships. There have been no Anthrax cases reported in Russia. However, it is still advised to take all appropriate precautions when traveling to any foreign country.

view of Kremlin in the winter, Moscow, Russia. Winter in Russia
view of Kremlin in the winter, Moscow, Russia. Winter in Russia

8. Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world and has stunning landscapes. There have been no Anthrax cases reported in Kazakhstan. However, it is still advised to take all appropriate precautions when traveling to any foreign country.

Kazakhstan, Astana City, Parlament
Kazakhstan, Astana City, Parlament

9. Bhutan

This South Asian country is a world heritage site for its amazing architecture and pristine landscape. There have been no Anthrax cases reported in Bhutan, but it is still advised to take all appropriate precautions when traveling to any foreign country.

Paro Dzong - Kingdom of Bhutan
Paro Dzong – Kingdom of Bhutan

10. Nicaragua:

This Central American country has beautiful beaches and rolling hills. As of September 2016, there have been no Anthrax cases reported in Nicaragua. However, it is still advised to take all appropriate precautions when traveling to any foreign country.

A view from above of colorful buildings in Granada, Nicaragua.
A view from above of colorful buildings in Granada, Nicaragua.

Now, there’s no need to miss out on your vacation due to fear of germs! Take a little time to research each destination you’re considering, and familiarize yourself with the current health and safety risks.** If there’s one piece of advice that we could give, it would be to always keep your eyes and ears open and to be sure to take all the appropriate precautions when traveling to new places.