5 destinations that will basically pay you to visit once the pandemic is over

To encourage people to pick them for their first post-lockdown holiday, many countries are trying to entice travellers with incredible deals, including paying for flights and hotel, covering the cost of attractions and even opening up some incredible competitions.

Take a look below and start dreaming of your next cheap holiday.

Sicily – Italy

The beautiful Italian island is a place many of us will want to go in our lifetime, but now that this incredible deal is on offer it’s been bumped to the top of our bucket list.

Sicily will pay for half the price of your plane ticket to get there, and then for every three nights you stay you’ll get one paid for by them.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria was always the perfect budget holiday destination, and now it’s become even more affordable.

The local government is offering free access to some beaches for tourists, as well as free use of sun loungers and umbrellas.

Thing this is a bit of a lame offer? It would save a family of four £140 over the course of a week-long trip.

Cyprus

The country is opening up to tourists from various countries in stages, and local authorities have suggested that Brits may be able to visit in July – a lovely thought.

However, this ‘financial incentive’ is rather bizarre, and very different to the way the other countries are approaching it.

The government has suggested that anybody who tests positive for coronavirus after travelling there could have the cost of their trip covered.

Confused? The idea is to give travelers financial assurances should they come down with any symptoms when visiting.

Mexico

According to local Mexican media, hotels in the popular resort of Cancun are set to offer Brits an offer titled “Come to Cancun 2×1”.

It means that tourists will get two nights free for every two paid nights, as well as the possibility of plane ticket price reductions or refunds.

Social media competitions have also been discussed, where winners can earn a lifetime travel certificate to Cancun.

Japan

Not your obvious holiday destination, but one you’ve probably always fancied for ‘some day’.

There’s reportedly £10 billion set aside to fund a tourism initiative – with offers including covering half the cost of plane fares, and other schemes in discussion.

Currently though, this will likely only apply to domestic tourism – but hopefully this will expand to international holidaymakers too. It’s one to keep your eye on.