Cyprus will receive vaccinated British tourists starting in May 2021
Cyprus has said it will open its borders to all vaccinated Britons from May, but the British government's travel restrictions will remain in place.
The Cypriot government has stated that British people vaccinated with both doses could travel for tourism and without restrictions from 1 May 2021. But at present, Cyprus has not yet said how British tourists will be required to prove that they have both doses of vaccine.
It remains to be seen if and when the British authorities will lift the travel restrictions imposed.
Cyprus Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios said his country would allow British people vaccinated with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to enter the country without the need for a negative test or quarantine. . Tourists should have their second dose taken at least seven days before the trip, the minister added.
Currently, EMA-approved vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Moderna.
This decision by Cyprus is not accidental. The British are the most tourists who choose to travel to Cyprus. In 2019, the Office for National Statistics reported that more than 1 million Britons traveled to Cyprus.
In addition to the British, Cyprus is waiting for the Israelis, and a similar agreement has already been reached allowing vaccinated Israeli tourists to enter the country from April 1.