Cyprus will allow British tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 into the country without restrictions from 1 May, a tourism minister has said.
However, UK government travel restrictions will still be in force with the earliest possible date for the resumption of international holidays being 17 May.
“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 deputy tourism minister, Savvas Perdios, said on Thursday.
This news follows a similar scheme agreed with Israel recently.
The country will allow Brits who have been given vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which includes the ones in use in the UK (Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Moderna).
Tourists would be required to have had their second dose at least seven days before travelling.
However, it is not currently clear how travellers will be able to prove they have had their vaccinations.