5 places in the world you are forbidden or not allowed to visit.
Updated: Nov 29, 2020
Hi everyone, since childhood many of us have had the dream of travelling throughout the whole world and there are countless beautiful destinations around the globe. Visiting them are quite easy if you have endless time and millions of dollars in your pocket, but there are some places in our planet which you are never going to see with your own eyes unless you are ready to sacrifice your freedom, health or even life. Some of them are too dangerous or too protected or either too mysterious to explore. Here we are presenting top 5 of such places in the earth which are forbidden or you are not allowed to visit.
1. North Sentinel Island :- North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman islands in the Bay of Bengal. It officially belongs to the Indian Government, but is actually inherited by tribal Sentinel people. People of this dangerous tribe avoid any contact with civilization and furiously resist any interference. According to scientists they have nearly spent 60000 years there isolated from any other civilization. They are very severe when defending their territory and they are certainly going to kill any intruder. Some of their last victims were fishermen who got lost and ended up in that island, an American tourist was also killed by them in 2019, who was a missionary and tried to make contact with them. Several attempts to contact with them by the national government born no fruit, even in the time of the 2004 tsunami. After that the Indian Government asked people around the globe to stay away from this island, and currently no one is allowed to visit within 3 miles of this island.
2. Queimada Grande Island or Snake Island of Brazil :- This island, located about 90 miles from the Sau Paulo coast looks just like an heaven on earth in first sight, but one journey of 2 minutes there could cost you your life. This place of full of snakes, on a surface of 106 acres there are approximately 4000 snakes, which means there is one snake in every two square-feet area here. One of the deadliest habitants in here is the golden lancehead pit viper, it’s venom is 5 times more deadly than any normal venomous snake in the world, and by that, one bite from this snake can cause almost instantaneous death. For these reasons the snake island is banned for visiting by the Brazilian authority.
3. Poveglia island in Italy :- The history of this island is really horrid, and it is one of the most mysterious places in Italy. In the 16th century, during the plague epidemic, a lot of symptom bearing citizens residing in Venice were killed to stop spreading the virus. It is said that all the dead bodies were burnt in piles in this island. In 1922 a hospital for the mentally ill was built in this island and awful legends started to appear. Like the one of the doctor who used to torture patients and used them as guinea pigs for different experiments. Another one was patients started seeing departed souls and their ghostly activities. This island is now called the gate of hell or a shelter for lost souls. As a result this island is completely abandoned for tourists, and even the locals try to stay as much away as possible from it.
4. Surtsey Island :- In 1963, a volcanic eruption took place in the southern part of Iceland, four years later an island of size 1 square mile was formed there because of it. It was named Surtsey after the name of Surt, a mythological character. It is one of the most recently formed islands in the world. Since it’s appearance the island is a part of interests in scientists from all over the world. Being a wonderful example of the uprising of a whole new eco-system, nowadays no human is allowed in the island except scientists who get permission from the Iceland Government.
5. Zone Rouge or the Red zone of France:- The Zone Rouge is a chain of non-contiguous areas throughout north-eastern France that the French Government isolated after the First World War. The land which originally covered more than 1200 square kilometers was deemed too physically and environmentally damaged by conflict for human habitation. The Zone Rouge was defined just after the war as “Completely devastated. Damaged to properties: 100%, Damage to Agriculture: 100%. Impossible to clean. Human life Impossible.” After the war not a single house in this large area stood in it’s place, and not a single life was alive. Under French law, restrictions to go in the Zone Rouge still exists today, because of the vast amounts of human and animal dead bodies remains, and millions of items of unexploded ordnance contaminating its land.