Tuvalu is one of the least visited destinations in the world

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The pandemic has surely limited our choices for global tourist destinations. However, there still exist several safe as well as picturesque locations on earth, and Tuvalu, an island nation comprising nine islands in the Pacific Ocean, is among them.

A representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is the head of state of Tuvalu, which was known as the Ellice Islands in the past. The main attraction of Tuvalu is that it is one of the least visited countries bt tourists. As per records, the average annual number of visitors is a mere two thousand.

The Tuvalu islands, which have a total area of just 26 square km, are the smallest among the one hundred-odd small islands scattered widely in the Southern Pacific.

It was Spanish traveller Alvaro de Mendana who discovered Tuvalu back in 1568. With a population of 11,646 according to the 2019 figures, Tuvalu also finds a place among the most isolated places on earth. Located in the Polynesian subregion of Oceania, between Hawaii and Australia, Tuvalu has only one airport – at its capital Funafuti.

Tuvalu's beaches are never crowded and so are beautiful and peaceful. Visitors can spend time on the hammocks at the beaches and take a walk on the sand. The local people are very friendly. Moreover, Tuvalu's residents are always willing to play football with visitors.

This scenic nation is, however, facing a threat to its existence. As the land lies at sea-level, rising waters of the oceans threaten to submerge the islands in the near future. Considering this situation, travel experts recommend that any plan to visit Tuvalu should not be postponed.

Travel tips

Funafuti international airport is connected to Canada, Fiji, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. The ideal time for a trip to Tuvalu is between mid-May and October.

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