will cyprus be on the green list?

Anyone in Cyprus must have a Coronapass, also known as a safe pass, to be able to visit the cafes, bars and restaurants that have reopened. However, several popular holiday spots have not been included on the green list, such as Spain, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, France and Italy, meaning that foreign travel remains on hold for many. Cyprus' deputy tourism minister says the island nation "absolutely deserves to be included on the UK's green list at its next review". If the next review follows the same pattern, countries that change status will move to a different list five days after the update, meaning more destinations could be added to the green list on 29 June.

The Commonwealth Foreign and Development Office no longer advises against all non-essential travel to Cyprus, based on the current Covid-19 risk assessment. It is therefore possible to enter Cyprus regardless of the qualification of your country of departure, without the need for testing or quarantine. While experts correctly predicted that Spain would not go red, many of the countries that were thought to be in range of the green list remained amber. It is unlikely that you will be able to get your holiday or flight refunded if a destination goes from green to amber, even if you are not vaccinated.

Because of your green-listed status, you will not have to pass quarantine on your return from Malta, but you will have to be tested twice. Here's what you need to know about the upcoming travel review and the countries that could be added to the green list. It was thought that some European destinations would also be added, and some Spanish and Greek islands, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, are expected to go green, but so far only 11 countries are included on the list. Citizens of Belgium, Denmark, Monaco, Vatican City and Jordan will be able to enter Cyprus without restrictions.

There has been no movement from the green to the amber list, which is more or less in line with expectations. Travellers returning from green list countries must undergo a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before the second day of return, but quarantine is not required.

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