Cyprus has offered to cover the cost of accommodation, food, drink and medication for tourists who test positive for Covid-19 during a stay on the popular Mediterranean island.
“The traveler will only need to bear the cost of their airport transfer and repatriation flight, in collaboration with their agent and/or airline," the Cypriot government announced earlier this week in a letter made public to media, tour operators and airlines.
The costs for their co-travelers and family members will also be covered, Cyprus said.
The country added that a 100-bed hospital will be made available exclusively for travelers who test positive.
Cyprus is reopening its hospitality establishments on June 1 and international air travel to the island will resume on June 9.
Initially all passengers arriving to Cyprus will be required to undertake a coronavirus test in advance (within 72 hours prior to travel), but by June 20th travel restrictions are expected be lifted entirely for a number of countries. Cyprus will retain its ability to randomly test some travelers.