Cyprus will not allow Brit holidaymakers due high UK death toll

Cyprus has given the British holidaymakers the final blow.

Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said the country will allow direct flights from 19 countries from June 9, but the UK is not one of them.

All of the countries on the list have been chosen because of their most recent figures on coronavirus cases and deaths, the report said Mirror.

Mr Karousos said that Cyprus will initially allow flights from Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia and Lithuania.

Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia and the Czech Republic will all be admitted to Cyprus from 20 June as part of a second leg.

Visitors from the first thirteen countries must test negative for coronavirus within 72 hours of their flight if they are to be accepted.

But from June 20, those vacationers who don’t have to test them.

Mr Karaousos said that the list would be updated by the Ministry of Health over time and that new coronavirus data would be received.

The news follows the announcement by the Greek tourism minister, Haris Theoharis, that a list of countries to visit Greece will be released in the coming weeks. But the UK is not one of them, Mr Theoharis added that he is ‘waiting for numbers to improve in the UK’ before allowing British people to go on holiday there again.


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