Jet cancels holidays to Cyprus as new restrictions are in place

A Boeing 737 (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
A Boeing 737 (Image: Aviation Media Agency)

Leading UK holiday company Jet2 has cancelled all flights and holidays to Cyprus until the 17th August

The tour operator was forced to make the decision after new rules came into place meaning travellers to Cyprus have to prove they are free from Coronavirus before travelling.

The move comes just days after Jet2 cancelled its flights and holidays to Spain as customers would need to quarantine on return.

A spokesperson for Jet2 said: “Because of prohibitive entry restrictions into Cyprus, we have no choice but to suspend flights and holidays to Larnaca and Paphos up to and including 16th August.

We continue to urge the Cypriot authorities to review the entry criteria in line with other destinations, so that our customers can enjoy their well-deserved holidays.”

From the 1st August, the UK will be a category B country according to the Republic of Cyprus.

Condition of entry includes the need for a negative Coronavirus PCR test which must have been carried out within 72 hours before departure.