A NUMBER of tours in various parts of the world are preparing to resume operations into new normal times while surviving the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reporting from recently, besides Uzbekistan there are a number of countries in the world that have good tourist destinations and offer a variety of incentives that arouse tourists.

1. Cancun, Mexico

Destinations Cancun in Mexico offers free hotel stays, car rentals, discounted playground entrance tickets, golf lessons, and spa incentives. This step was taken because the Government of Mexico has targeted that mid-June local and foreign tourists can re-enter the country.

A number of promotions were intensified for example #VenAlCaribeMexicanoX2 alias #Come2MexicanCaribbean. The government offers two nights free accommodation, free car rental fees for two days, free book purchases for two adults and two small children. So is likewise with a discount of 20% to play in a recreational park, learn golf, and enjoy a spa.

2. Sicily, Italy

Italy offers an incentive of 50 percent discount on accommodation and flight costs. In addition, tourists also still get incentives to enter tourist attractions.

Sicily, a tourist destination in the southern part of Italy, offers a number of incentives if tourists want to return to Italy after a fairly dark pandemic in the country. Travelers in Sicily will also be supported with free tickets to destinations and recreational parks such as museums, archeological sites and more.

3. Madeira, Portugal

If you want to travel to Portugal, the health protocol through the COVID-19 test is given free of charge. The Madeira Islands off the coast of Morocco, the Atlantic Ocean, have already declared they are ready to receive tourists again as of July 1, 2020.

The mechanism of the local government is that tourists can only enter Portugal if declared free of COVID-19. Another way, once tourists arrive in Madeira they have to undergo a COVID-19 test for 72 hours. All checking costs are borne by the Madeira government.

4. Cyprus

The government of Cyprus guarantees the cost of accommodation, food, medicines, all borne by the government if there are any infected tourists found while traveling in Cyprus. The East Mediterranean Islands Authority not only promises this incentive for tourists, but also all family members if someone is infected with COVID-19.

5. Iceland

The Icelandic government, which opened the border for tourists on 15 June 2020, offered tourists a free COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport.

For tourists who are proven negative, COVID-19 is permitted to travel in the country by following the applicable protocol. While for those who prove positive COVID-19 must go through a quarantine process for 14 days.

6. Greece

The country which is famous for its natural beauty and history offers incentives in the form of transportation tax reduction. Therefore, the price of tickets to Greece will be cheaper than the usual price.

The Greek Prime Minister announced in May 2020, it would cut taxes on transportation including the tax on flights entering Greece. This is to encourage tourist arrivals, moreover international flights to Athens and Thessaloniki have started operating on 15 June 2020.

7. Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has announced a “Safe Travel Guaranteed” program for tourists with a value of US$3.000 if there are tourists infected with the COVID-19 virus. To be able to receive the guarantee or guarantee, you are advised to plan a trip to Uzbekistan by relying on a trusted Uzbekistan travel agent. So they not only book a trip but also provide guaranteed compensation. [ special]