Cyprus remains lowest quarantine-risk holiday destination – and TUI has £200 off package deals

CYPRUS remains as one of the last British holiday hotspots to not be facing quarantine restrictions, as the islands keep Covid cases low.

The tiny island has reported just 1,498 cases since the crisis began, and 21 deaths.

After flights were stopped to Cyprus earlier this year, they welcomed British tourists back on August 1.

Daily cases per 100,000 population remain at just 7.5 over seven days, according to Quash Quarantine spokesperson Paul Charles – well under the UK's 20 mark which puts countries at risk of quarantine.

However, overseas visitors have stayed away due to the current entry restrictions putting British tourists off.

Cyprus places the UK on the 'category B' list meaning all arrivals must have a negative PCR test to be allowed to enter.

Needing to be taken no more than 72 hours before travelling, these are not available on the NHS and can cost as much as £200 – putting holidaymakers off.

Those willing to pay the cost, however, will be able to enter the country without quarantining back in the UK.

  • Seven nights half-board at platinum recommended hotel with return flights, 15kg luggage and transfers – from £555pp
  • Seven nights all-inclusive at platinum hotel with return flights, 15kg luggage and transfers – from £542pp

With Cyprus remaining one of the safer destinations, TUI is offering Brits £200 off holidays to the islands this month and next month.

Valid for holidays between September 1 and October 31, bookings must be over £1,250 to be included when using the code CYPRUS.

Flight-only holidays are not included, along with ski holidays and accommodation-only bookings.

Three night deals with TUI to Cyprus, if travelling in September or October, start from just £250pp, including 15kg luggage and resort transfers.

It is also worth noting that travel restrictions can change at the last minute.

France, Spain, Croatia and Malta have all been placed onto the UK quarantine list in recent weeks, while Portugal and Greece face travel restrictions in Wales and Scotland.

Despite Portugal being removed from the list on August 22, daily cases have soared since, resulting in the self-isolation measures in Scotland and Wales, although England is yet to follow suit.

From today, all arrivals to the two countries must quarantine for two weeks.

Downing Street faced pressure to include the entire UK in the quarantine restrictions but is yet to enforce it.

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