Cyprus has been a popular holiday choice for Britons in recent months. The country is on the UK’s travel corridor list and is exempt from Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential international travel. Cyprus’ coronavirus infection numbers have remained relatively low compared to neighbouring Turkey.
In fact, the country has only recorded just over 2,000 cases and 25 deaths at the time of writing.
But in recent days, the Cyprus’ infection case rate has begun to rise at a worrying rate.
CEO of travel consultancy, The PC Agency Paul Charles has been posting updates on Twitter regarding countries’ latest coronavirus rates.
He said yesterday: “Sun stats: #France records nearly 27,000 daily cases.
Yesterday, Cyprus’ infection rate increased to 20 per 100,000 people over a seven-day period, according to The PC Agency and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
However, Cyprus is not the only country in the red zone on the travel corridor list.
Italy’s cases have spiked once again, recording 44.3 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.
Sweden and Germany are also in the red with 38.9 and 28.5 cases respectively.
Estonia is also still on the safe list despite recording 20.3 cases per 100,000 over a seven-day period.
Last week, no countries were removed from the UK’s travel corridor list in a boost for British holidaymakers.
Instead, several Greek islands were re-added to the travel corridor list.
Those returning from Lesvos, Milos (Serifos), Tinos, Santorini and Zakynthos (Zante) to the UK no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days.
The Welsh government has also lifted the requirement to self-isolate for those returning to Wales from Paros and Antiparos.