Cyprus To Relax Travel Restrictions To Boost UK Tourist

Cyprus To Relax Travel Restrictions To Boost UK Tourist

Cyprus has operated strict coronavirus policies at its borders and on the ground throughout the pandemic but is now planning to gradually ease restrictions.

The popular tourist spot will make it easier for unvaccinated UK travellers to visit alongside abolishing an outdoor face mask mandate.

Currently, unvaccinated travellers from the UK are required to take a PCR test within 72 hours before travelling or a rapid lateral flow 24 hours before as well as a PCR test upon arrival in Cyprus.

They must isolate themselves until they get the results.

However, from April 18, the rules will change to allow unvaccinated tourists to enter with just a negative test.

To be considered fully vaccinated, individuals aged 18 and over must have received their booster shot if more than 270 days have passed since their last dose of the primary vaccine course. 

Internal Covid Restrictions in Cyprus

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela said on 07 April that outdoor mask-wearing will no longer be compulsory as of 11 April.

A week later, recovery or vaccine passports will also no longer be needed for shopping, art galleries, museums, bazaars and festivals.

Cinemas and theatres will return to 100% capacity while the isolation period for those who are close Covid contact will be cut from seven days to five.

“Today’s announcement of relaxing the measure must not be misinterpreted.

“Covid is still here – experts insist that Covid is not a simple cold.”

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela

The Mediterranean island nation is the latest tourist destination to relax its rules.

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