If you had plans to make 2020 your best travel year yet, don’t get too discouraged by the current restrictions. At some point, we will all be able to travel again, returning you to your love of adventure and exploration. Until then, now is a good time to map out your next getaway. Here are a few spots to consider where black people are generally made to feel safe and welcomed.
London, United Kingdom
London is one of the largest cities in the world, offering a mix of ethnicities, interests, and cultures. The city has its share of neighborhoods enriched with black culture, including Brixton located in south London. If you are looking to dive into the city’s history a bit more, check out the Black History Walk tour. Lasting about 140 minutes, your guide will take you through hundreds of years of the African presence and contribution to London’s culture.
Amsterdam, a city known for its progressive tolerance, is often listed as one of the safest countries for solo female travelers. Black travelers also feel welcomed by locals and enjoy the predominately black communities throughout the city. Oost is one such neighborhood where many black people in the city congregate and is great to visit and spend some time.
This city is known for the friendliness and generosity of its locals. Warm smiles will greet you across this west African city, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. As life becomes more threatening to black people in the States, many black US citizens are moving to Ghana for a new way of life. “It is estimated that between 3,000 and 5,000 African Americans live in Accra, the Ghanaian capital. They say that even though living in Ghana is not always easy, they feel free and safe,” reports aljazeera.com.
Panama City, Panama
Panama is a country that is politically stable, safe, tourist friendly, and the most popular retirement destination for US baby boomers. Panama is known for its lively carnival culture, beaches, and nightlife scene that includes a mix of friendly locals, expats, and tourists from around the world. As a black traveler, you can expect to feel welcomed across this country, but particularly in Panama City which boasts the country’s most diversity.
It’s easy to feel swept away by the stunning beauty of this island paradise. With many reasons in place to make you want to stay forever, your feelings of safety and inclusion will be high on that list. Bali’s laid back and accepting culture draws people from across the globe, and many black travelers feel free and safe when traveling throughout the island.