5 Places That Will Practically Pay You To Visit Post-Quarantine

When it comes to traveling, money is arguably the biggest concern that people face. Travel isn’t cheap, and it’s what keeps a lot of people from taking those trips they dream about.

In order to encourage travel after lockdowns are lifted around the world, a handful of countries are offering financial incentives for travelers to help them fund those trips they’ve spent the last few months dreaming about while stuck in their homes.

Make Your Mediterranean Dreams Come True In Sicily

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Photo Credit: Riccardo Lombardo/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Your dream Italian adventure may be more attainable than you think, thanks to the island of Sicily paying for part of your trip.

To help their local tourism after lockdown, they’re going to be discounting plane tickets by paying for half of your fare, as well as paying for a third of your hotel expenses, so for every two nights you pay for, they foot the bill for the third.

From Cozumel To Cancun, Get BOGO Hotel Nights In Mexico

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Photo Credit: Flickr / Pedro Szekely
Photo Credit: Flickr / Pedro Szekely

As part of their efforts to promote tourism, the Hotel Associations of Cancun, Puerto Morelos & Isla Mujeres, the Riviera Maya, Cozumel, and the Grand Costa Maya are joining together to offer significant discounts to travelers at participating resorts and hotels.

Perks include two free hotel nights for every two nights you pay for, buy-two-get-two day car rentals, as well as 20% off at certain theme parks, golf courses, and spas.

Get On The Next Flight To Greece For Cheaper

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Photo Credit: Flickr / Pedro Szekely
Photo Credit: Flickr / Pedro Szekely

Everyone knows that flights are one of the most expensive parts of planning a trip, especially an international one.

In order to ease the impact on your bank account and encourage travel as they begin to open up to international visitors, Greece’s prime minister announced that they would be offering discounts on travel taxes within the country, including on flights.

Pandemic-Proofing The Tourism In Cyprus

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Photo Credit: Flickr / Krzysztof Belczynski
Photo Credit: Flickr / Krzysztof Belczynski

In an effort to ease fears around travel after the pandemic, the government of Cyprus has pledged to pay for travelers’ accommodations, food, drink, and medication for any travelers who test positive for the coronavirus while in the country.

The government says this will ensure that all visitors who test positive are well-taken care of, and it ensures that others can feel safe about not being infected.

Jump On The Next Discounted Plane To Japan

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Photo Credit: Flickr / Gilbert Sopakuwa
Photo Credit: Flickr / Gilbert Sopakuwa

Following the Sicilian government’s announcement about travel incentives, the Japan Tourism Agency announced they are funding their own travel initiative to help their tourism industry.

Details are still in the works for the program, but reports have said the program includes covering a portion of travel expenses up to nearly $200 US a day and significantly lowering the price of flights.