Uzbekistan To Pay Over ₹2 Lakhs If You Travel There & Get Coronavirus

by Sanjana Shenoy
Uzbekistan To Pay Over ₹2 Lakhs If You Travel There & Get Coronavirus

Several countries are trying to revive their economy by opening their borders after the coronavirus pandemic swept across the world. While all is not well, yet countries are now better equipped than before to handle the spread of this virus. However, many people are not that keen to travel. So different countries are coming up with alluring offers to attract travellers. Uzbekistan is one such country which has an interesting offer. The nation will pay tourists $3,000 (₹2,26,747) if they get infected with coronavirus during the visit.

Uzbekistan Launches Safe Travel Guaranteed Campaign To Attract Tourists Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Sounds too good to be true? Believe it! Uzbekistan launched a campaign called ‘Safe Travel Guaranteed’ as a way of welcoming and attracting tourists back to the country. Simply put, Uzbekistan is offering to pay tourists $3,000 (₹2,26,747) if they get infected with coronavirus while travelling across the country. Barbados also launched a campaign to issue special visas to tourists to work on their beaches for 12 months. 

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Uzbekistan To Pay Travellers Over ₹2 Lakhs If They Contract Coronavirus During Their Visit

The country’s President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed an official decree stating that they will pay the travellers a sum total of $3,000 (₹2,26,747) if they get infected with the virus within their borders. Uzbekistan is confident that nobody will get infected with the virus within its borders. With this positive stride, they are offering to pay such a large amount to tourists if they do get infected. Additionally, the cost of treatment for the virus in Uzbekistan comes around $3,000 (₹ 2,26,747) which is why the government zeroed in on that amount for tourists.

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Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine For UK Tourists Entering Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s tourism ambassador to the UK, Sophie Ibbotson, informed media houses, “We want to reassure tourists they can come to Uzbekistan. The government is so confident that the new safety and hygiene measures being implemented across the tourism sector will protect tourists from COVID-19 that the president is prepared to put money where his mouth is: if you get COVID-19 on a holiday in Uzbekistan, we will compensate you.”

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The country has released some prerequisites for those eligible for this plan. Tourists must explore Uzbekistan with a local tour guide, only those from low-risk countries are welcome into the country, tourism-related agents and establishments will have to get a certification from the local government and lastly those arriving from Europe and UK will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. On that note, here are 8 secluded places around the world where you can explore and socially distance.