Cyprus says it will allow Brits in from May 1 if they have had both Covid jabs

Cyprus says it will allow Brits in from May 1 if they have had both Covid jabs

3/5/2021 12:18:00 PM

Cyprus says it will allow Brits in from May 1 if they have had both Covid jabs

CYPRUS says it will allow Brit tourists who have had both Covid jabs into the country without restrictions from May 1. And they will not have to supply a negative coronavirus test or have to quaran…

, which it has already said will be no earlier than mid May.Currently anyone who travels abroad to the 33 "high risk" countries has to self-isolate for 10 days in a quarantine hotel.Visitors hoping to head Cyprus will need to have been given vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency and the second dose must have been administered at least seven days before travel.

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Authorities still have the right to carry out random tests on foreign arrivals, the deputy tourism minister said."We have informed the British government that from May 1 we will facilitate the arrival of British nationals who have been vaccinated ... so they can visit Cyprus without a negative test or needing to quarantine," Perdios told the semi-official Cyprus News Agency.

2British visitors are the largest market for Cyprus's tourism industryCredit: Getty - ContributorBritish visitors are the largest market for Cyprus's tourism industry, which has suffered from the coronavirus pandemic.Arrivals and earnings from the sector, which represents about 13 per cent of the Cypriot economy, plunged on average 85 per cent in 2020.

Cyprus has been in and out of lockdown for about a year but has not been hit as hard as other countries by the global pandemic..Authorities on the island have introduced widespread testing, with almost everyone obliged to take a test once a week.By Thursday, it had recorded a total of 36,004 infections and 232 deaths.

All UK adults are expected to have been offered a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July.With the success of the vaccine rollout in the UK, Brits are likely to be high up on the list for many countries wanting tourism to return.He said: “We are absolutely working with our international partners on the need for certification in terms of having had a vaccine to be able to travel to another country,” he said during a Downing Street press conference.

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“If another country wants to say that you need to have been vaccinated with a recognised vaccine to travel there we want to enable Brits to be able to take that journey."So we are working with international partners, and the EU is part of those discussions, as are several other countries around the world, and it’s obviously important work.”

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That’s people over 60 good luck with that 😳 Well that counts out most of the population then as we may well have had one jab by end of July and with 12 weeks between the two your into Sept at the earliest!! Just Stanley Johnson then 🤷‍♂️ Avoid cyprus so It's gonna be banging when a legion of pensioners turn up for a rave