Least Visited Country In The World 2021

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There are many things to consider when picking a vacation spot. You must consider what type of vacation you want, whether it's adventurous, sightseeing, or relaxing, your budget, and your desired location. The world is massive, and there are endless places to explore.

Some of the most popular countries to visit are France, Spain, and the United States. Bangkok, Thailand, is the most-visited city globally, with about 22 million visitors a year. Paris, France, is the second-most visited city globally, with over 17.4 international visitors annually.

Some destinations are not so popular. Remote countries with few or no "attractions" see only thousands of visitors per year. This is for a variety of reasons, but not always because they're dangerous countries. These countries are often a little harder to reach or don't make the cut for publications' "must-see vacation spots" and the like. However, they are just as beautiful, often largely untouched, and oftentimes cheaper than more popular tourist destinations. And, yes, they're worth visiting.

The Least-Visited Country in the World

According to Far & Wide, Tuvalu is the least-visited country globally. This tiny island nation of just 12,000 people only sees about 2,000 visitors annually.

Its many atolls and islets are line dight white sand and palm trees, and its waters are full of vibrant tropical fish. The country lacks city infrastructure, but for travelers just looking for beachscapes, Tuvalu is a great destination.

Travelers should be aware that there is one international airport in Tuvalu. Fiji Airways flies in and out every Tuesday and Thursday; however, this service tends to be inconsistent, and visitors run the risk of being stuck for a few extra days.

Other Least-Visited Countries

The Marshall Islands are the second-least visited country, seeing about 6,000 visitors annually. These volcanic islands are located in the Pacific between the Philippines and Hawaii and boast pure, white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and diverse marine life and flora. Perhaps travelers are hesitant to travel to the Marshall Islands because of previous nuclear testing. Some of the islands are off-limits where testing took place.

Montserrat is another island nation with very few visitors. Montserrat was once a popular destination; however, a volcanic eruption in 1995 left much of the island destroyed. The island is still recovering today and sees about 8,000 annual visitors. Travelers can reach the island via plane or ferry from Antigua. Most visitors only take day trips to the island, but it looks like tourism will be picking up again in the coming years.

Located in the South Pacific, Niue is regarded as one of the world's smallest nations. The tiny island sees about 10,000 visitors a year. Niue isn't actually an island; it's a raised coral atoll. Unlike other island nations, Niue is not for a relaxing beach vacation. It caters to adventurous travelers looking to hike, swim, climb, and snorkel. Despite its small size and remoteness, Niue I set world's first Wifi nation, offering free wireless internet to all residents. Travelers should be aware that there's only one flight to and from Niue per week.

Least Visited Country In The World 2021

Least Visited Country In The World 2021