CYPRUS is the latest country to announce it is relaxing its Covid rules to give Brits with plans to fly on holiday a boost.
From April 18, the popular holiday destination will change its entry requirements for unvaccinated travelers, making it easier for them to visit the country.
Currently, unvaccinated Britons are required to take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel or a rapid antigen test 24 hours before travel, as well as a PCR test on arrival in Cyprus and isolate themselves until they receive the results.
From April 18, the on-arrival test and isolation requirements will be abolished, allowing unvaccinated travelers to enter the country only with a negative test.
The test requirements remain the same, so Brits will need either a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of travel or a negative rapid antigen taken within 24 hours of travel.
Also on April 18th the country lets down Cyprus flight passan online form that is currently required to be completed by all arrivals.
Before that happens, Cyprus has announced it will give up its vaccination record, which will be welcome news for all Britons visiting the country over the Easter holidays.
Beginning April 11, people will no longer need to use the Safe Pass, which is currently required for entry into restaurants, malls, and sports venues.
However, Cyprus’ health minister has warned people that Covid is still rampant and the easing of rules should not be “misinterpreted”.
Accordingly local mediaHealth Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas said: “Today’s announcement to relax the measure must not be misinterpreted.
“Covid is still here – experts insist Covid is not a simple cold.”
Vaccinated Britons can enter Cyprus by providing proof of vaccination if they have received their second dose within the last nine months.
Anyone who had their second vaccination more than 270 days ago must have received a booster shot to be considered vaccinated.
Cyprus joins growing list of countries easing Covid restrictions on Brits.
Germany has relaxed its internal Covid rulesto facilitate access to services for residents and tourists.
Malta is relaxing its Covid rules next week, just in time for the Easter holidays.
Poland and Sweden have all their Covid restrictions abolished Brits will no longer need to show proof of vaccination, proof of a negative Covid test or quarantine on arrival.
And France has finally Reopening to unvaccinated Brits after the UK put it on its green list.
But yesterday the Spanish Tourist Board announced unvaccinated travelers could enter the country with only one negative test – however, they were forced to turn back as it was not true.
Angry Brits were forced to cancel holiday bookings as a result of the confusion.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8621728/cyprus-holiday-covid-rules-test-unvaccinated/ Cyprus scraps strict Covid rules for UK tourists