Cyprus says that from May 1 fully vaccinated UK travellers will be able to visit the country without having to quarantine or take Covid-19 tests.
Visitors must have had their second dose of the vaccine at least seven days before arrival, and it’s not yet clear what form of vaccine verification would be needed to permit travel.
Deputy tourism minister, Savvas Perdios is quoted by several publications including The Guardian as saying that:
“We have informed the British government that from 1 May 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.”
The Guardian said that travellers would need to have been inoculated with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and authorities would reserve the right to carry out random tests on arrival.
However the May 1 date is more than two weeks before the UK government’s current position on the earliest date when international travel can resume from England.
A Global Travel Taskforce is set to issue a report by April 12, with recommendations on how international trips can resume safely.
Several other countries including Estonia, Iceland, the Seychelles and Thailand have announced plans to lift quarantine measures for vaccinated travellers – for our round-up of the latest developments see: