Yes, British citizens are allowed to enter Cyprus with certain restrictions and requirements in place.
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Yes, British citizens are allowed to enter Cyprus with certain restrictions and requirements in place. According to the UK government’s website, travelers from the UK must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure, complete a Cyprus Flight Pass before traveling, and undergo a test upon arrival in Cyprus. Quarantine may be required depending on the test results. Additionally, the UK is currently on Cyprus’ Category B list, which means travelers from the UK are permitted to enter but are subject to additional restrictions.
A quote from the UK government’s website states: “All passengers must possess a Cyprus flight pass prior to boarding, which will include the upload of their COVID-19 test result in a specified format (PDF or JPG) and which will generate an affidavit, that they have not been in contact with a COVID-19 case in the 14 days preceding travel, and that they accept the obligations of the Cyprus flight pass. Only paper format Cyprus flight passes will be accepted.”
Some interesting facts about Cyprus include:
- The legal system in Cyprus is based on British law due to the island being a former British colony.
- Cyprus has been inhabited for over 10,000 years, with evidence of civilization dating back to the Neolithic period.
- The Greek goddess Aphrodite is said to have risen from the sea foam on the shores of Cyprus.
- The island is known for its delicious traditional cuisine, including dishes such as grilled halloumi cheese, souvlaki, and loukoumades (small honey-soaked doughnuts).
- Cyprus is home to many beautiful beaches and cultural landmarks, including the ancient city of Salamis and the famous rock formation known as Aphrodite’s Rock.
Here is a table summarizing the current travel restrictions for UK citizens entering Cyprus:
|COVID-19 test||Negative test result taken within 72 hours of departure|
|Flight pass||Complete a Cyprus Flight Pass before traveling|
|Arrival test||Undergo a test upon arrival in Cyprus|
|Quarantine||May be required depending on test results|
|Category||UK is currently on Cyprus’ Category B list with additional restrictions|
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This means that British travellers can enter Cyprus without quarantine obligation if they can provide a negative COVID-19 test.
“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.
Cyprus will allow Britons into the country from the beginning of May if they are vaccinated – although people in England will not be permitted to go on foreign holidays by then. The Cypriot government said those who have both doses of the Covid vaccine will be allowed into its borders from May 1.
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Cyprus became divided after tensions rose between the Greek and Turkish populations following the country’s independence from Britain, leading to a Greek-backed coup in 1974. Turkey intervened unilaterally to protect the Turkish minority, which embarrassed the military government in Greece and led to international condemnation when Turkey continued to push further across the island. The Turkish Cypriot administration was created, and many people were forced out of their homes and cleared from the north. In 1983, the Turkish Cypriot government declared independence, which was only supported by Turkey, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Despite international condemnation, the island remains divided today.
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