Summer 2021 back ON! Cyprus to welcome vaccinated Brits from May
Cyprus will open its borders to vaccinated Brits from the start of May – but UK travel restrictions will still be in force.
They have said those who had both Covid jabs could travel there without restrictions from 1 May.
But this is more than two weeks before the earliest date those in England will be able to go abroad for vacation.
Cyprus has not yet said how British tourists will be required to prove they have had both vaccine jabs.
Cyprus’s deputy tourism minister said the country will allow Brits who had been given vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) the right to enter without the need for a negative test or to quarantine.
Tourists will need to have had their second dose at least 7 days before travelling, the minister added.
Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Moderna jabs have been approved for use by the EMA.
British tourists make up the largest group of visitors to the island, and made more than a million trips to Cyprus in 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Cyprus has already struck a similar agreement allowing Israeli tourists to enter the country from 1 April.
The UK government has not yet approved any vaccination certificate but Michael Gove is leading a review into possible measures.
Foreign leisure travel will still be barred for people in England at the beginning of May, with Boris Johnson saying the earliest Britons could jet away is 17 May.
This is dependent on various factors related to the coronavirus pandemic, such as vaccine rollouts and the prevalence of Covid-19 variants.
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