No matter how much money you have available for travel, you can not visit these places, and it’s better not to try.


1. Gruinard Island
Reason for travel ban: biological weapons testing

In 1942, the British government bought the Scottish island of Gruinard for the testing of biological weapons, in particular anthrax. Due to the experiment anthrax polluted the entire island and caused the death of 95 percent of its population.

Until the 1980s, this island was considered the most deadly place on Earth, and since 1986, it has begun cleansing. Although it was declared safe in 1990, no one wants to come to Gruinard.

Experts have warned that anthrax spores remain in the country, which will not be acceptable for a few hundred years.


2. Surtsey Island
Reason for travel ban: scientific experiments

In the waters around Iceland in 1963 he erupted an underwater volcano and in a very short time created a new island of 2.7 square kilometers.
He immediately attracted the attention of numerous scientists from different countries of the world who wanted to explore the emergence of a new island, and was named after the giant with a flaming sword from the Nordic mythology Surtru. Since then it has been banned from the public, and only scientists can visit it.


3. Island of Ilha da Queimada Grande
Reason for travel ban: poisonous snakes

The island of Ilha da Queimada Grande is 0.43 square kilometers, located 35 kilometers from the Brazilian coast. Although at first glance it looks idyllic, it hides about 4000 snakes. The most serious of them is the golden snake (Bothrops insularis), whose poison is five times stronger than other poisonous.

When it bites, almost instant death occurs. That’s why the Brazilian authorities forbade visiting this island of snakes.


4. North Sentinel Island
Reason for travel ban: dangerous residents

North Sentinel extends to 72 square miles in the Bengal Gulf. It is one of the Andaman Islands, and gathers the primitive people of Sentinele who are isolated from the rest of the world for the last 60,000 years. Actively defends his territory from any intruders.

For example, in 2004, bullets and arrows attacked a helicopter that the Indian government sent to investigate whether locals needed any help after the tsunami, and also killed several stray fishermen. The Indian government banned access to them and their country.

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5. Great sanctuary of Ise
The reason for the ban on travel: the home of religious treasures

A large sanctuary of Ise is a Shinto shrine in the Japanese city of the same name, dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu-omikami. Within it is the sanctuary of Ise Jingua, which is allegedly the home of the Holy See of one of the most sacred places of Shinto religion.

It is enclosed by a high wooden fence, and only high-ranking priests and members of the imperial family can enter it. All other access is prohibited.