To decide where to fly, for a start, I recommend working with a calendar, this will allow you to understand the order of prices and immediately understand where you can buy a ticket and where not.
Did you see the prices? Now let’s move on to the most interesting, my list of TOP-6 countries for wintering in 2020-2021.
Of course, Thailand comes first. You can buy a ticket to Bangkok for only $300, and rent a house there for $500. In Thailand, there are many places to go to, this is my favorite Hua Hin, the island of Koh Samui or Phangan, Phuket or even Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
In Thailand, a visa-free entry for 30 days is possible. The stamp is placed right at the airport upon arrival. If 30 days are not enough for you, then this period can be extended for another 7 days or fly/travel to another country and again get a stamp for 30 days at the border.
For a long stay, you can pre-issue a single visa for 60 days at the Thai Consulate, and in Thailand, after the expiration of the period, extend it for another 30 days. There is also the opportunity to apply for a multi-visa immediately for six months.
In second place, the most popular island for wintering is Bali. You can now buy a ticket to Denpasar for $450, but housing on the island will cost more.
I recommend comparing prices here, here at Booking and on Airbnb.
There are many places in Bali where you can settle down for a couple of months, or you can just travel around the island.
In 2020, you can fly to Bali without a visa for up to 30 days, they will put a stamp at the airport and you cannot renew it.
You can also apply for a visa upon arrival for 30 days, and then extend it for another 30 days or get a tourist visa in advance for 1 or 2 months and extend it already in Indonesia for another 30 days.
Malaysia is great for wintering. You can hang out in Kuala Lumpur or go to one of the islands, for example Langkawi.
Tickets for Kuala Lumpur can be found from $300. Housing for a month can be found from $500.
In Malaysia you can stay without a visa for 30 days, you just put a stamp at the airport. This period can be extended by another 30 days by contacting the immigration office or flying to another country and flying again, having received a stamp for another 30 days.
If necessary, you can pre-issue a tourist visa for 2 months at the Embassy of Malaysia in your country and then extend it for another 2 months.
Tickets to Vietnam can be found from $250, there is inexpensive housing and food, so wintering in this country will be very budgetary.
You can stay in Vietnam without a visa for 15 days. If you plan a trip for a longer period, you can get a visa upon arrival for 3 months, but for this you need to prepare an Approval Letter in one of the travel agencies and fly to one of these airports: Tianshonnat, Nha Trang, Danang, Noobai.
You can get a tourist visa to Vietnam in advance at the consulate of Vietnam in Moscow or at any visa center, such a visa can be obtained for 1-3 months.
On the island of Phu Quoc, you can hang around without a visa for 30 days.
UAE – DUBAI
Suddenly, Dubai appeared on this list, but all because in 2020 you can get a stamp at the airport for a stay of 90 days.
Although Dubai is considered expensive, you can buy a cheap air ticket here, as well as book a small studio for $700 a month.
Turkey is slightly different from the above countries in that it is not so hot in winter, but nevertheless it is ideal for wintering.
You can book an apartment in Alanya (Mahmutlar) or Antalya for only $300 a month, and flights to these cities can be found from $100.
Without a visa, you can stay in Turkey for 60 days, then you can go closer and drop in for another 30 days.