The coronavirus has affected tourism around the world, but the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan is confident that tourists visiting the country will not face COVID-19.
In a country of more than 30 million people, severe lockdowns were applied to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and there have been only 19 cases of COVID-19.
That is why Uzbekistan is so confident and it has launched a campaign called Safe Travel Guarantee, under which a tourist who arrives there is given 3,000 dollars (more than 500,000 Pakistani rupees) if they contract COVID-19.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev recently signed a presidential decree according to which the tourist affected with the pandemic will receive $3,000 in medical treatment.
Sufi Abbotson, Uzbekistan’s tourism ambassador to the UK said that the Uzbek government wants to reassure tourists to come to Uzbekistan. The government is confident in its new security and hygiene arrangements that it will be able to protect tourists from code 19 if they contract COVID-19 during holidays in Uzbekistan government we will compensate.
But there are some conditions, ie tourists will get this $3,000 only when they travel with a local tour guide.
Local tour guides, residences and tourist destinations will need a government certificate to prove that they are complying with established safety and other guidelines.