The Uzbekistani government will pay you $3,000 USD if you travel to the country and contract COVID-19. \"We want to reassure tourists they can come to Uzbekistan,\" Sophie Ibbotson, Uzbekistan's tourism ambassador to the UK, said in a statement. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the decree and launched the \"Safe Travel Guaranteed\" campaign last week, in a bid to reinvigorate the nation’s growing tourism sector. International flights to Uzbekistan resume this month, with the country accepting arrivals from low-risk countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and Israel. At the time of writing, Uzbekistan has recorded 84 coronavirus-related deaths from a population of almost 33 million.