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Vaccinated tourists from Middle East can holiday in Cyprus this Eid

Cyprus will begin to welcome tourists from select countries in the Arab world from May

Vaccinated tourists from the GCC countries UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain will be able to travel to Cyprus as part of a plan to open the island to 65 countries.

Other countries in the region included on the list are Egypt and Lebanon. The change comes into effect on 10 May and means that tourists can enter without the need for a negative Covid-19 test or to undergo quarantine.

Cypriot tourism minister Savvas Perdios said: “We will notify our partners in around 65 countries that from 10 May entry will be facilitated for travellers who have completed their vaccination with no need for negative Covid-19 tests or quarantine.”

Cyprus went into a two-week partial lockdown on Monday 26 April, after a record surge in coronavirus cases. Last year saw an 84% decline in arrivals, devastating an economy reliant on tourism.

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