5 Places on the Planet Where People Are Forbidden to Visit

As long as you have the financial resources, going on a trip to any destination should not be a problem. There are places, however, that are just not for visiting, not because it would cost you a lot, but because people are simply forbidden to go there.

There are five places on this planet that are simply not worth all the money in the world, nor your life for that matter:

1. Surtsey Island

1. Surtsey Island

Back in 1963, an underwater volcano in Iceland erupted, and within a short span of time, a 2.7-kilometer new island spawned. It received numerous attention from scientists from different parts of the globe because of its outstanding and unique landscape.The island was named Surtsey, after the mythological character

The island was named Surtsey, after the mythological character Sutr, the God of Fire Giants. Tourists are banned from travelling to Surtsey as it is used for continuous scientific experiments.

2. Ilha da Queimada Grande

2. Ilha da Queimada Grande

Located three kilometers off the coast of Brazil, Ilha da Queimada Grande can easily catch a tourist’s eye. A trip to this island, however, can cost you your life. Why? Because the island, which measures less than half a square kilometer, houses approximately 4,000 different poisonous snakes, including the golden lancehead (Bothrops insularis), which is considered the most dangerous snake. All types of travellers are forbidden from visiting the place.

3. North Sentinel Island

3. North Sentinel Island

The North Sentinel Island is part of the group of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. People are prohibited from visiting the island because it is home to the dangerous Sentinelese natives. These people have avoided contact with civilization for over 60,000 and have kept themselves isolated from the rest of the world.

4. Ise Grand Shrine

4. Ise Grand Shrine

The most important shrine in Japan is the temple of Ise Jingu. The main temple is surrounded by a very high wooden fence and is only accessible to high-ranking priests as well as the Imperial family. The public is strictly prohibited from entering the premises.

The shrine is separated from the other parts of Japan by the Miyagawa River which serves as the border to the sacred land. Crossing the river is forbidden as it leads to the violation of its sanctity.

5. Gruinard Island

5. Gruinard Island

Back in 1942, the British government bought the Scottish island of Gruinard for biological weapons testing. They experimented on anthrax, which polluted the territory and caused 95% of the population’s death. It was only in the late 80’s did the scientists decide to “clean” the island. Nevertheless, the island is still uninhabited and experts are saying that there are still anthrax spores in the island, making Gruinard an unsuitable to live in for the next hundred years.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.



5 Places on the Planet Where People Are Forbidden to Visit

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