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7 Places You Should Avoid in 2018

Do you know what places you should avoid visiting in 2018? While it’s always important to know what areas are on your governments travel advisory list, it’s also wise to avoid any environmentally sensitive areas or places that have set tourist limits for the year.  Here is a glimpse into some of the places you should avoid in 2018.

Taj Mahal

This ivory white mausoleum masterpiece is one of the most popular monuments in the world. Every year it attracts millions of travellers from far and wide. However, this year, the Taj Mahal in New Delhi is scheduled to undergo renovations involving mud-pack therapy to correct the yellowing of its surface. This will start in the springtime of 2018, so if you wanted to see it in all of its glory, we recommend waiting until the work is completed in 2019.


Dubrovnik recently has become a popular tourist destination for its rich ancient history, amazing views, and favourable weather. However, the city has become increasingly oversaturated with tourists, and UNESCO has threated to take away it's World Heritage status if it does not improve the situation. In response, the city has now set a limit at 4,000 tourists a day and will cut the number of cruise ships that will be able to visit the city. So if you can give the city a pass this year, it’s probably best.


The Chinese may have declared war on pollution, but concerns of thick smog and dangerous particulate levels in Beijing are still apparent. Due to the very poor quality of air, this city makes the list of places you should avoid in 2018.

Dominican Republic

Recent hurricane damage has left the island of the Dominican Republic with widespread damage and flooding that has led to increased levels of crime. In relation to the concerns, the Government of Canada has recently issued a travel advisory for the island and is advising that people exercise a high degree of caution because of its intensified crime rate.


Myanmar has become a popular destination over the past few years. However, with the recent political unrest in the country, it has become increasingly dangerous to visit. It’s recommended to check your government's travel advisory warnings before booking a trip here in the future.


Honduras is considered to be one of the deadliest places on earth with a very high murder rate. It is also home to the world's most violent street-gang, the MS 13. Crime is rampant here, and many of the incidents go undocumented and unsolved. Until things drastically change, Honduras is a definite no-go this year and most likely will remain so into the foreseeable future.

Galapagos Islands

The beautiful Galapagos Islands are an environmentally sensitive destination. They have a very delicate ecosystem that has already been negatively impacted by the high tourism traffic. To ensure that the island’s natural habitats are protected, it is recommended that you give them a pass this year in 2018.

Whether it's about the places you should avoid in 2018 or any other tips and advice you need for your travels, you can always contact us at Nanak Flights. Our professionals keep up-to-date information on the most popular tourist destinations and can provide you with the recommendations you need for a safe and enjoyable trip. Contact one of our agents today!