You can go on holiday to Cyprus with TUI from August.
We’re keeping a close eye on government guidelines and expect to be able to start flying to Cyprus again in the coming weeks. Holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic will be slightly different to what you’re used to. But, we’re doing everything we can to make sure that you have a brilliant TUI holiday. We understand how important it is to know what to expect while you’re away. That’s why we’ve put together this page to fill you in on what you can expect in Cyprus, once we start flying there again.
As part of our TUI Holiday Promise, all bookings in 2020 have COVID Cover included. This means you can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before you travel. It’s also got a Holiday Guarantee insurance policy built in. This means that if you contract COVID-19 while you’re away, you’re covered for overseas medical assistance, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if required. It’s designed for use alongside your usual travel insurance, and is subject to T&Cs.
Your flight and hotel experience
We’ve put a range of new measures in place on our TUI flights, in line with all the latest government and holiday industry expert advice. You’ll need to check in online, wear a mask throughout the flight and also at some airports. As for our hotels, we’re making sure they’ve got the highest possible hygiene standards in place before re-opening. You can find out more about your flight, transfer and hotel experience here. And, check out our frequently asked questions, which include information on things like hotel restaurants, pools and entertainment.
THE TUI HOLIDAY PROMISE
- COVID Cover included
- TUI quality standards guaranteed
- 24-hour support while you’re away
- Quarantine-free destinations only
- Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead
Find out more about our promise.
Here are the main things you need to be aware of.
|Social distancing distance||3 metres for inside spaces and 2 metres for outdoor spaces. You’ll be asked to keep a distance of 2 metres when in any form of queue.|
|Face mask requirements for adults||From 1st August, face masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces, including airports, shops, supermarkets, churches, medical centres, banks, lifts, taxis and public transport. Anyone not wearing a mask as required will be issued an on-the-spot fine of 300 euros. At your hotel, you’ll be required to wear a face mask at buffet food stations. Whether or not you’ll need to wear a face mask in other public areas of the hotel is at the individual hotel’s discretion.|
|Face mask requirements for children||Children aged 6 years and above are required to wear a face mask.|
|Am I required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form?||You must complete a mandatory Flight Pass, within 24 hours of travel. If you don’t you will be denied boarding.
Everyone travelling must complete a separate form. This includes children and infants who must have their own – this can be completed on their behalf by a parent/guardian
Once completed, you’ll receive a confirmation email, which you’ll need to show when you arrive in Cyprus.
If you have any questions about how to complete the Flight Pass, there’s a dedicated help centre for it, launching on the 1st August. You can call + (357) 24841234 or fill out the enquiry form here. The phone lines will be open from 8am to 10pm (Cyprus time) Monday to Friday, and 10am to 6pm (Cyprus time) Saturday and Sunday. Cyprus is 2 hours ahead of the UK.
|Quarantine and Covid-19 (PCR) test:||The official government announcement that the UK would be moved to category B on 1st August means British tourists can visit the island provided they present a certificate for a negative coronavirus test carried out within the last 72 hours. Visit the FCO website for full details on Cyprus entry requirements.|
|Other need-to-knows||COVID-19 tests are being carried out on passengers arriving on certain flights, which are selected at random. For flights that are selected, all passengers on the flight are tested. The tests are free of charge, and you’ll be provided with all the information and guidance you need to make testing as quick and efficient as possible. Testing does not take long and TUI will of course wait for you for your transfer to your hotel. The Ministry of Health will send you the results by text message within 48 hours. You should also expect a temperature check on arrival. If you test positive, you’ll be required to quarantine for 14 days in a hotel – this will be arranged and paid for by the Republic of Cyprus. Group gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted. You’re requested not to use cash.|
Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Cyprus.
|Beaches||Open. A distance of 4 metres between umbrellas and 2 metres between sunbeds, for people not in the same group, is required.|
|Restaurants||Open. Maximum party size is set at 10 people.|
|Sights||Open with limitations.|
|Supermarkets||Open. Face masks are mandatory.|
|Other facilities||Open with limitations. Face masks are mandatory in all public indoor spaces.|
Here’s the key information on getting to Cyprus.
|Flights with TUI||Check in for your flight on the TUI or First Choice App or online. Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight, and closes three hours before departure. You’ll be asked to certify that you’re fit to travel.|
Here are your options for travelling within Cyprus.
|Public transport||Guidelines require one passenger for every two seats and face masks are mandatory. In the Limassol area, there is a maximum capacity of two passengers to a taxi.|
For more information, take a look at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice on travelling to Cyprus.
Read the full FCO advice here