There are only 5 countries in the world that don’t have airports Lifestyle – 3 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Generally, each country has its own airport (airport) as transportation infrastructure to connect with other regions or countries. However, it turns out that not all countries have airports even though they are already developed countries.

There are at least five countries in the world without airports. The reason why the country does not have an airport is because its territory is small and it is flanked by other countries that are difficult to reach.

So, which countries are they? The following explanation is quoted Reader’s Digest:

1. Vatican

Photo: Sunday Service at the Vatican. (AP/Andrew Medichini)

The Vatican is the smallest country in the world. This 109 hectare country does not have its own airport, most likely because it is actually very close to Rome, the capital of Italy.

Rome, for reference, has two international airports. Visitors can fly to Rome and then drive to the small Roman Catholic city/state/country. Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport is about 30 km from the Vatican City border.

2. San Marino

San Marino also has no airport even though it is surrounded by mainland Italy. As the fifth smallest country in the world, San Marino has no access difficulties as it is only 14 km from Italy’s famous Federico Fellini International Airport.

Nevertheless, the country with 33,000 inhabitants is one of the richest countries in the world with one of the highest GDPs per capita.

3. Monaco

Luxury boats are seen during the Monaco Yacht show, one of the most prestigious pleasure boat shows in the world, highlighting hundreds of yachts for the luxury yachting industry in the port of Monaco, September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Eric GaillardPhoto: Monaco Yacht Show (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

Surrounded on three sides by France and on one side by the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. This country also holds the title of sovereign country with the most dense population in the world.

To reach Monaco, you’ll need to take a boat or half an hour by car after landing at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport in France. It is perfect to enter Monaco by car as this beautiful country hosts one of the oldest and most prestigious Formula One races, the Monaco Grand Prix, with the shortest track of all F1 races.

4. Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein.  (Doc. Pixabay)Photo: Liechtenstein. (Doc. Pixabay)

As the smallest country in the world that borders two countries (Austria and Germany), Liechtenstein also has no airport. Visitors must enter by car, boat or the popular rail system from the nearest train station in Switzerland or Austria.

The nearest airport is St. Gallen-Altenrhein in Switzerland. Liechtenstein’s largest city is home to only 6,000 residents. The country is small but rich, with the highest GDP per capita and the lowest national debt.

5. Andorra

Andorra is a kingdom-shaped country that does not have access to its own airport. The country is sandwiched on the border between Spain and France.

Nestled in the Pyrenees mountains, this micro-country offers beautiful hiking and views. The capital of Andorra is Andorra la Vella, which is also the capital city with the highest altitude in Europe.

There are five airports in Spain and France that can be reached within three hours from Andorra. With or without an airport, Andorra has one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world.

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