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Coronavirus: Ministry calls for hotels to continue discounted rooms scheme

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Hotels and other tourist units in Cyprus have until Monday to apply to take part in a state scheme that offers stays partially funded by the state to people who have has a Covid vaccine or are recovering from infection, the tourism ministry said on Tuesday.

The programme allows for citizens and permanent residents of Cyprus to enjoy a 35 per cent discount on their hotel room for a minimum three-day stay, provided they meet the relevant Covid criteria.

The scheme that had been running at participating hotels had run through July and August in the same format, which will now run from September 1 until the end of November.

Those taking advantage of it will pay only 65 per cent of the rate officially listed under the government scheme with a cap of €60 (including VAT taxes) per night for a double room with breakfast for a minimum stay of 2 nights.

The remaining 35 per cent of the cost will be covered by the deputy ministry of tourism.

Both adults and children can benefit from the discount if all health criteria are met and all documents provided at the time of booking show they have either been vaccinated with at least one dose or have had Covid within the previous six months. Those under 16 need a negative rapid test taken within 72 hours of checking in.

This is the second call for participation of businesses and tourist accommodation, in the framework of the domestic tourism support scheme, the duration of which was extended until November 30, 2021.

More information is available at www.tourism.gov.cy

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