While all of us trying to keep ourselves safe from the contagious coronavirus. Uzbekistan government, on the other hand, is paying people if they get infected with COVID-19 in their country.
The Uzbekistani government has proposed to pay $3,000 USD to anyone who would travel to the country and contract the disease, reported Vice US. Uzbekistan has proposed the offering to boost tourism in the country.
The catch is the confidence that Uzbekistan has on its enhanced sanitation regime. The country claims to ensure that no one, who travels to the country without coronavirus, will get infected.
Sophie Ibbotson, Uzbekistan’s tourism ambassador to the UK said, “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 holiday in Uzbekistan, we will compensate you,” she added.
However, there are certain rules one will have to follow for the game to be fair. Tourists who enter the country will need to have a local tour guide who will be certified in safety and hygiene guidelines.
Anyone entering the tourist sites or booking accommodation there will need the government’s certification ensuring that he/she is meeting the new standards of sanitation and epidemiological safety.
International air travel to the country will resume this month and low-risk nations like China, Japan, South Korea and Israel will be accepted. Tourists from the EU and UK will also be accepted but they may have to self isolate for 14 days.
Uzbekistan responded quickly to the pandemic thus is recovering faster than any country with only a few cases a death toll below 90.