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Countries all over the world are updating their travel rules all the time. The emergence of the Omicron variant triggered a chain reaction of closed borders, tightened security and now, reopening of countries both far and near.
The latest travel rule change is good news for Britons.
Cyprus has made it easier, and cheaper, to come into the country.
At the end of last year, Cyprus introduced new restrictions for tourists who wanted a holiday.
All arrivals were required to show a negative PCR test, regardless of their vaccination status.
This rule has now changed, allowing a much cheaper lateral flow test.
Local media wrote: “Passengers aged 12 years old and over who arrive in Cyprus as of January 14 at 0500 local time, will have the option of taking a PCR test carried out up to 72 hours before their departure or an antigen rapid test carried out up to 24 hours before their departure.”
While this make a holiday in Cyprus easier and cheaper, there are still rules.
Travellers will need to take a PCR test when they land, at a cost of €15(£12.5) or €19 (£15.85) depending on the airport of arrival.
Holidaymakers will then need to isolate until they receive their negative result.
The results are only supposed to take about three hours.
The easing of testing requirements in Cyprus is good news for Britons planning their holidays.
The UK Government has also recently made travel easier.
The latest rules have removed the need for a pre-departure test.
The Day 2 PCR test has also been scrapped, replaced by a lateral flow test.
And Britons do not need to self-isolate anymore when coming back into the country.
Countries all over the world are easing their travel rules, but Britons should still be careful when booking a holiday.
Morocco is still banning Britons, while the Netherlands has gone back into a lockdown.
France, meanwhile, has still not fully lifted its ban on Britons.
The country is currently not accepting tourism as a reason for travel and is all but closed for most UK travellers.
In Spain, proof of full vaccination (two doses) is required to enter the country for anyone aged 12 and over.
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