"Vaccine tourism." This is the term used in Cuba, Florida and Dubai to designate this new type of offer that is making headlines in these destinations.
The key point? As countries around the world allocate their lots in diverse ways and with different concerns to gain access to coronavirus vaccination. These 3 wanted to focus them on their tourism industry.
However, these rather unusual offers are subject to clear rules: stay in one of the areas concerned for at least three weeks.
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Other than that, Cuba also come out with a very attractive slogan: ' Beaches, the Caribbean, mojitos and vaccines, all in one place,' and plans to incorporate this offer into the 'all inclusive' package from March onward.
Although there are currently four vaccines are under development, but the Caribbean island promises to be able to vaccinate all its inhabitants by the summer of 2021, notably with Soberana 02, a vaccine that could be on the market in April.
On the other hand, in Dubai (UAE) the vaccine tourism is seriously considered, although the vaccine-eligible must present a resident card.
However, in its luxurious picture, the city of the United Arab Emirates offers Britons over the age of 65 a very selected offer: for around 50,000 euros (RM250k +/-), rich tourists are able to unwind in luxury villas, go on a private jet and get vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the US state of Florida had offered to vaccinate tourists free of charge, on the sole condition that they were over 65 years of age.
At the end of January, however, the southern US state revised its offer: only those staying at least three months of the year will be able to benefit from the offer.
While the idea of including the vaccine in the "all-inclusive" package of travel agencies may seem implausible at first, it meets a clear economic objective: to revive the tourism industry in the areas concerned.