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Dutch government pays for 187 tourists to test viability of pandemic traveling

26 March 2021 2:56 PM

"A Dutch travel firm backed by the government is staging a holiday to see if it can work during a pandemic," says Adam Gilchrist.

A tourism company and the government in The Netherlands are paying for an eight-day Greek holiday for 187 people to test the viability of travelling during a pandemic.

The government is spending more than R7000 on each person for the experiment.

The visitors may not leave the resort; not even to go out on to its beach.

More than 25 000 people have applied as test subjects.

Thank you, Dutch Government, for the free Greek holiday! © massonforstock/123rf.com

Refilwe Moloto interviewed international correspondent Adam Gilchrist.


Also by Gilchrist: 'Russian Woman' incites hatred towards men - Russian Union of Orthodox Women


It’s an extraordinary idea… This Dutch travel firm – backed by the government – is staging a holiday to see if it can work during a pandemic…

Adam Gilchrist - international correspondent

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26 March 2021 2:56 PM

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