Cyprus and Portugal changed travel rules in foreign office

As for travellers heading to Madeira or Porto Santo: “You need to complete and submit a traveller questionnaire 24-48 hours before you arrive.

“On arrival, you will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, carried out 72 hours before you arrive, or take a test on arrival and await the results within 12 hours at your accommodation.”

On entry to the Azores, the FCO detailed: “You need to complete and submit a health form on arrival. “You will also need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test carried out 72 hours before you arrive, or take a test on arrival and await the results at your accommodation.

“If you cannot fulfil the entry requirements, you will be required to return to your country of origin. “You will have to self-isolate at your accommodation until the time of your return flight.”

Portugal, Madeira and the Azores were not included in the list of 74 countries Britons can travel to quarantine-free.

“If you’re returning to the UK, you will need to: provide your journey and contact details and self-isolate for 14 days,” explained the FCO.

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However, the country is not currently accepting Britons. The FCO explained: “You cannot enter Cyprus if you have been in the UK in the last 14 days.” You will also not be allowed to enter via a third country such as Greece until further notice.

This rule could change from August 1. The FCO continued: “The exception to this is legal residents of Cyprus and Cypriot ID holders who will be permitted to enter Cyprus on presentation of proof of residence or Cypriot nationality and a negative PCR (antibody) test result (taken in the 72 hours before departure).

Cyprus has divided countries into two categories, A and B, based on the internationally available epidemiological data.

“If you’re a British national travelling from a category A country you will be allowed to enter Cyprus,” detailed the FCO.

“If you’re a British national travelling from a Category B country, and have not been in the UK (or any other Category C country) in the last 14 days, you will also be allowed to enter Cyprus with a negative PCR test result (taken in the previous 72 hours).”

“You cannot enter Cyprus if you have been in the UK in the last 14 days” Further details are available from the Republic of Cyprus Information Office.

“If eligible to travel, you should make sure that you complete your Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass website. The Foreign Office continued: “The authorities in the north of Cyprus are allowing entry to ‘citizens’ and foreign nationals who hold residency, work or student permits.

“Any UK national will be permitted entry from July 1 but will still be required to present a negative PCR test result (taken in the previous 72 hours) and go into quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.”

The FCO added: “Neighbouring countries have also introduced restrictions which may impact on your travel plans. “Check country-specific FCO Travel Advice for details.”