Coronavirus UK news update – Massive summer holiday boost as Cyprus says it will welcome all vaccinated Brits from May

CYPRUS will allow all vaccinated Brits to on holiday in the country without restrictions in May, it was revealed today.

Brits won’t even have to have a negative coronavirus test or quarantine upon arrival if they’ve had both jabs, according to plans unveiled by Cyprus’ deputy tourism minister Savvas Perdios this morning.

Although the UK government has warned Brits they won’t be able to travel abroad before May 17, Cyprus statement is a massive boost for those looking for a bit of Mediterranean sunshine this summer.

The news comes as 16 cases of a new worrying coronavirus variant were discovered in the UK.

Public Health England said 16 cases of a Covid strain – known as VUI-202102/04 – were detected in the UK.

The variant has been designated a “variant under investigation”, which means it will be closely monitored but surge testing won’t be rolled out.

It is understood to be an evolution of the UK variant, containing the E484K mutation, and similar to the one found in Liverpool earlier this year.

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Coronavirus UK news update – Massive summer holiday boost as Cyprus says it will welcome all vaccinated Brits from May