Cyprus’s deputy tourism minister has reportedly said the country could be green-listed this month and promised rules won’t be tighter for UK travellers.
According to the Telegraph Savvas Perdios will attempt to secure a spot on the UK green list during a visit this week.
He is hopeful this could happen in time for Monday’s anticipated traffic lights update (7 June), if not following on June 28.
He told the Telegraph: "Cyprus absolutely deserves to be green-listed, we have made a lot of progress, especially over the last month."
Last month Cyprus became the first EU nation to reopen to fully-vaccinated Brits or those with a negative PCR test result - yet failed to be green lit by the UK on May 7.
According to Perdios, 52% of the adult population of Cyprus has received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
"We are one of the few countries in Europe that has been so open to the UK in terms of travelling," he added.
"France and Germany are not so comfortable in terms of opening borders to the UK. There is no chance that Cyprus is going to do something similar.
"We have guaranteed [since] April 1, that not only are flights [from the UK to Cyprus] not going to be stopped, but people are not going to be put in quarantine."
The only time UK travellers would be required to quarantine in Cyprus is if they test positive while in the country.
In this case, they and their close contacts would need to spend at least seven days in a quarantine hotel or hospital.
The cost of this accommodation is covered by the government of Cyprus. Quarantine would be waived for those who are fully vaccinated.