In the absence of any tourists, many attractions, safari lodges and tourist boards have created a selection of live streams, virtual tours and 360-degree images, allowing us to cross international borders and bypass passport control through the wonders of the world wide web.
It took Phileas Fogg 80 days to circumnavigate the planet. Follow our itinerary to do it in a matter of hours.
1. Live like a local in the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands is Game of Thrones territory. Blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, the national tourist board has launched an ingenious virtual tour, where at-home travellers have the freedom to direct an islander in real time. How does it work: Until April 25, hour-long tours will take place daily at 2pm and 5pm. After then, they will be weekly. Visit remote-tourism.com for updates.
Photo: PA Photo/Faroe Islands Tourism.
2. Dance all night to Berlins best DJs
Refusing to press pause on their mixers, the German citys famous clubs are holding virtual parties, and everyone is on the guest list. The first live broadcast from Watergate united 70,000 lone clubbers, all moving to the same beats. How does it work: Visit en.unitedwestream.berlin for a list of upcoming events.
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3. Take a sky safari above Namibias deserts
The epitome of wide, open space, Namibia provides welcome relief when the walls are caving in. Using interactive 360-degree images, rise above the mind-boggling 300-metre sand ridges in Sossusvlei and survey every Deadvlei, a salty clay pan filled with the brittle, blackened skeletons of acacia trees. How does it work: Visit airpano.com/360photo/Namibia and select a tour.
Photo: PA Photo/Namibia Tourism
4. Game drive with Richard Bransons South African safari lodge
Staying at Richard Bransons Ulusaba safari lodge sounds like the stuff of dreams, but in these strange times, anythings a reality. Tune in once a week to join their world-class rangers on a game drive through a private reserve in South Africas Sabi Sand. How does it work: Visit @VirginLimitedEdition on Instagram every Monday at 3.30pm.
Photo: PA Photo/Virgin Limited Edition.