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Cyprus will pay you back for your vacation if you catch coronavirus there

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Cyprus will pay you back for your vacation if you catch coronavirus there

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Cyprus has pledged to cover costs for anyone who tests positive for the coronavirus while vacationing on the Mediterranean island.

In an attempt to restore the tourism industry, the Cypriot government says it will pay pay for travellers’ accommodation, food, drink and medication.

However, tourists will have to pay for their own flight home.

To be eligible for the refund, travellers will need to first test negative for the virus within 72 hours of arriving in Cyprus.

“The hit is massive, and we are trying to do our best now and do what we can for the remainder of the season. We have worked extremely hard to keep the virus in check here,” tourism minister Savvas Perdios said on Wednesday.

The island will also be providing a “Covid-19 hospital” with 100 beds exclusively for foreign visitors.

Additionally, ‘quarantine hotels’ with a total of 500 rooms will be available to those who come in close contact with an infected person.

Cyprus plans to reopen its airports on June 9 to a number of countries that are seen as low risk, including Germany, Greece and Malta.

The country has 939 infections and 17 deaths.
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This is going to be the best time to travel......tourism is going to be throwing all kinds of offers, money at people to travel... The downside is you may end up hooked up to a ventilator. But for the young and healthy, take advantage of the deals.
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JayLove06 wrote: This is going to be the best time to travel......tourism is going to be throwing all kinds of offers, money at people to travel... The downside is you may end up hooked up to a ventilator. But for the young and healthy, take advantage of the deals.
Im already headed to Portugal. Flight was $143 booked in March for September lol.
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Energie11 wrote: Im already headed to Portugal. Flight was $143 booked in March for September lol.
Wow... great deal
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Energie11 wrote: Im already headed to Portugal. Flight was $143 booked in March for September lol.
Where in Portugal?
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zero_ wrote: Where in Portugal?
YYZ > PDL for three nights > Lisbon > 4 nights and home
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It was Via TAP Airlines, however, Redflagdeals removed the thread. I was able to redeem a few points for a discount via TAP website.

Kind glad they removed my post... gives me a better chance to upgrade to business class with less passengers on the plane lol..

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Energie11 wrote: It was Via TAP Airlines, however, Redflagdeals removed the thread. I was able to redeem a few points for a discount via TAP website.

Kind glad they removed my post... gives me a better chance to upgrade to business class with less passengers on the plane lol..

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What's your secret to ask for business class? At boarding? Check-in at the airport?
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Messerschmitt wrote: What's your secret to ask for business class? At boarding? Check-in at the airport?
I just pay for it LIS - YYZ usually around $600 for an upgrade ... so all in all $1345 RT business class on a 3K ticket is not too bad
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They should pay for medical and burial costs.
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Energie11 wrote: I just pay for it LIS - YYZ usually around $600 for an upgrade ... so all in all $1345 RT business class on a 3K ticket is not too bad
Through their website? That's what I was asking, if you upgraded after buying the economy at sale, and if yes, is it online? If yes, how far ahead from check-in date.
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batcave wrote: They should pay for medical and burial costs.
You do know the vast majority of people won't catch COVID-19 and that the vast majority of people who get it have little to no symptoms right?
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cardle wrote: https://www.secretflying.com/posts/cypr ... sz1Lj3yPH0

Cyprus has pledged to cover costs for anyone who tests positive for the coronavirus while vacationing on the Mediterranean island.

In an attempt to restore the tourism industry, the Cypriot government says it will pay pay for travellers’ accommodation, food, drink and medication.

However, tourists will have to pay for their own flight home.

To be eligible for the refund, travellers will need to first test negative for the virus within 72 hours of arriving in Cyprus.

“The hit is massive, and we are trying to do our best now and do what we can for the remainder of the season. We have worked extremely hard to keep the virus in check here,” tourism minister Savvas Perdios said on Wednesday.

The island will also be providing a “Covid-19 hospital” with 100 beds exclusively for foreign visitors.

Additionally, ‘quarantine hotels’ with a total of 500 rooms will be available to those who come in close contact with an infected person.

Cyprus plans to reopen its airports on June 9 to a number of countries that are seen as low risk, including Germany, Greece and Malta.

The country has 939 infections and 17 deaths.
Travellers heading to Cyprus will need to provide a valid certificate proving they've tested negative for COVID-19, while they'll be subject to temperature checks on arrival as well as testing at random during the course of their trip.
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gei wrote: Wow... great deal
If the airline is still in business in September.
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