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Cyprus to allow British travellers back for summer holidays from July 15

With English holidays given the all-clear and Greece looking to welcome back Brits from July 1 , it’s safe to assume that summer holidays are back on.

And while the British government is still advising against all unnecessary overseas travel, Cyprus has said it plans to welcome British travellers to the island nation from July 15.

The country’s deputy tourism minister Savvas Perdios has said he expects flights to resume from the UK to Cyprus from mid-July.

He told The Sun: “The UK is our biggest market, it’s massively important to us, and the situation there is improving all the time.

“In a few weeks from now, by mid-July, flights will be possible from the UK to Cyprus … July 15 sounds very reasonable.”

The Mediterranean nation has seen just 991 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 19 deaths and it started easing lockdown in May and reopening hotels on June 1.

Perdios also said he predicted a ‘price war’ among tour operators meaning a Cyprus holiday could be cheaper than ever.

He added: “There are going to be very good deals for Brits this summer I am certain of that, not just in Cyprus but the Mediterranean in general. We’ve been in contact with tour operators for the last two months at least, talking to TUI, Jet2, etc.

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“We’re going to see a price war with heavy discounting especially via tour operators in the coming weeks.”

On Monday next week, Boris Johnson is expected to announce air bridges between the UK and European nations allowing for quarantine-free travel.

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