Grab your bathing suits and sunscreen, everyone. After achieving full containment of the coronavirus, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus will reopen to international tourists on June 9.
The government of Cyprus has said it will cover the vacation costs of any tourist who contracts the coronavirus while holidaying in the country.
This is not a drill.
They’ll pay for your accommodation, food, drink, and medication if you test positive for Covid-19 after entering the country. The only thing you’ll have to pay for? Your flight home.
Of course, Cyprus really doesn’t want you to get it.
- All tourists must test negative in their home country before heading over.
- Travel will be restricted from countries with bad outbreaks.
- Tourists must practice social distancing and businesses will have limited capacity.
Tourism reportedly accounts for 13% of Cyprus’ economy, and it could lose up to 70% of that revenue this year. It’s no wonder they’re desperate to revive their crucial tourism industry.