In order to continue strengthening domestic tourism for the benefit of the public, entrepreneurs and those employed in the tourism industry, the Council of Ministers decided to extend the “Domestic Tourism Support Plan”, for the period from 1 December 2021 until 31 March 2022.
Based on the Decision, Hotels and Tourist Accommodations (Organized Apartments, Tourist Villages, Agritourism Accommodations) and Tourist Offices can participate in the Plan, which can offer a maximum price of 70 euros (including VAT) for a double room, with breakfast, per day, with a minimum stay of two nights.
The Decision also provides for the coverage of 25% of the accommodation costs by the State Department.
It is noted that the beneficiaries of the Plan for the period from December 1, 2021 until March 31 are all permanent residents of the island over 16 years who:
- They have been vaccinated with both doses (including Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or
- They have recovered from the virus up to 180 days before staying in the accommodation.
People 12 to 15 years of age should have been vaccinated with both doses (including the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or have a 72-hour rapid rapid test.
There is no restriction for people under 12 years old.
Businesses wishing to participate in the above Plan can submit a relevant application to the Ministry of Tourism. More details about the Plan, as well as a statement of participation, can be obtained from the corporate website of the State Department www.tourism.gov.cy (announcements column).
The deadline for submitting an application to participate in the Project is Monday, November 22, 2021 at 13.00. It is emphasized that applications for participation that will be submitted late will not be accepted.