Forbidden Islands in the World: Why You Are Not Allowed Here? - Viral Bake

Forbidden Islands in the World: Why You Are Not Allowed Here?

Are you ready for your next vacation?

Ready or not, I am here with a list of the Forbidden Islands where you should NOT plan your next vacation.

Did you know that the world still holds on to places where you CAN’T or SHOULDN’T go?

Read this article about such islands where you are not allowed to go either because of mother nature, the locals or our foolish human needs.

1. Snake Island, Brazil

Snake Island, Brazil
Snake Island, Brazil

Situated on the Brazilian coast, Ilha da Queimada Grande is an island where no humans are allowed. As you could make out from the title, the island is cobbled together with a variety of poisonous reptiles.

A part of the population of a deadly snake called golden lancehead pit vipers was trapped on the island during a rising sea level. Since that time, they have been adapting to the environment creating multiple species of snakes. Due to their deadly ancestors, all of these closely related species are fatal to humans which is why no humans are allowed on this island.

2. Gas Mask Island, Japan

Gas Mask Island, Japan
Gas Mask Island, Japan

In the South of Tokyo, Japan, there is a group of islands called Izu Islands where there is a severe sulphur-spewing-volcano problem. The most notorious one among these is Miyake-Jima Island. It has an active volcano that emits harmful sulphur between its very frequent eruptions.

It is said to be evacuated in the year 2000 for the high amounts of sulphur dioxide in the air. Although people were allowed back to the island after 5 years with the condition of carrying a mask with them all the time.

You can still choose to visit the island but you will have to follow all the conditions as the locals do.

3. Gruinard Island, Scotland

Gruinard Island, Scotland
Gruinard Island, Scotland

This uninhabited island in the Scottish Highlands doesn’t look like much of a deal from the outside unless you start digging (not literally). The island was the place for government experiments during World War II. The experiment was run for anthrax bombs.

Anthrax Bombs are biological weapons which were used to kill people. Upon inhaling, the spores from the bomb can reach deep into the lungs where they replicate in blood and travel to lymph nodes and produce toxins which lead to death.

I am sure you know why you should not visit this island even if it wasn’t forbidden.

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4. The Island of the Dolls, Mexico

The Island of the Dolls, Mexico
The Island of the Dolls, Mexico

We find dolls to be creepy after Annabelle so why would we go to a place where multiple dolls are hanging from trees?

Check the image for reference if you think I am lying. The Island of the Dolls in Mexico is a very spooky place with a bittersweet story.

Legends have it, Don Julián Santana Barrera, the owner of the island found a drowned girl and hung her doll from the tree as a sign of respect.

Later, he also died in a very similar way and the locals and visitors started hanging dolls from the tree as a sign of respect. This practice soon turned this island into this may-be-haunted-looking place as you can see in the picture.

You can of course go there, but do you want to after knowing that he died similarly?

5. North Sentinel Island, India

North Sentinel Island, India
North Sentinel Island, India

Among the Andaman Islands group in the Bay of Bengal of India, is an island called North Sentinel Island. Although there is nothing spooky about this island, the only problem is that the host of this island likes to welcome you with a spear and arrows in your head.

The island is home to a tribe known as the Sentinelese that has been resisting contact from the outside world ever since. They still live like the old times and find it threatening if someone like us contacts them.


This was the list of the very few forbidden islands that you should not visit. I will add more of such places in the article so that you know where not to go on your next vacation.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you would come back when I add more of these in this article. Do not forget to share this article with your friends and also leave comments in the comment section below.

Also Read:

10 Countries Where Indians Can Travel Visa-Free


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