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1. UK tourists deterred by 'complicated' Cyprus process

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-tourists-deterred-by-complicated-cyprus-process

Though Cyprus has officially re-opened to the UK tourism market, tour operators claim that the majority of visitors from the country are Cyprus expats, with UK nationals so far appearing reluctant to jump through the hurdles Cyprus has laid out for category B countries....

2. Cyprus updates risk-based classification of countries

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-updates-risk-based-classification-of-countries

Cyprus on Tuesday issued an updated epidemiological risk-based classification of countries, including three amendments as regards Greece, Thailand and Morocco. The new classification will come into effect on August 6....

3. Up to 1500 Limassol residents could be carrying virus, expert says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/up-to-1500-limassol-residents-could-be-carrying-virus-expert-says

There could be as many as 1,000-1,500 Limassol residents carrying an active coronavirus infection, member of the government’s coronavirus task force, Leontios Kostrikis, said Monday....

4. Greek tourism minister does 'not understand’ travel downgrade by Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-tourism-minister-does-not-understand-travel-downgrade-by-cyprus

The Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said he does not understand why Cyprus decided to downgrade Greece in its three-tier risk system grouping countries based on their epidemiological data, adding that he hopes the issue will be clarified between the two countries soon....

5. Cyprus announces measures to curb airport congestion

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-announces-measures-to-curb-airport-congestion

A broad meeting on Monday chaired by transport minister Yiannis Karousos agreed on the need to take action to prevent congestion at Cyprus airports, after viral photos of passengers crammed into each other at the Larnaca airport caused intense public reaction over the health and safety measures being implemented....

6. Cypriots already in Greece to get free test upon arrival

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriots-already-in-greece-to-get-free-test-upon-arrival

With Greece being downgraded on August 6 to category B that requires arriving passengers to show proof of a negative coronavirus test, the Cyprus Health Ministry quickly responded to frustrated locals who had already travelled to Greece for holidays unknowing that they would have to make arrangements for a test in order to return to the island....

7. Airport video shows no social distancing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/airport-video-shows-no-social-distancing

Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos has reacted to viral photos that showed passengers crowding each other at the Larnaca airport terminal, arguing that face masks are the next best thing where social distancing is not an effective measure...

8. Cyprus welcomes Brits back amid spike

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-welcomes-brits-back-amid-spike

Five flights from British airports were scheduled to land in the Republic of Cyprus on Saturday, after the island listed the United Kingdom in Category B, which means arriving passengers are not required to be under self-isolation...

9. Cyprus back to square one

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-back-to-square-one

Wearing a mask in public indoor spaces will be mandatory in the Republic of Cyprus, following a government decision in response to concerns over a recent spike of coronavirus cases...

10. Cyprus waves UK on after results are in

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-waved-on-after-results-are-in

The path to category B for the United Kingdom has been confirmed by Cypriot health officials, with British tourists arriving on the island from Saturday required to show negative test...

11. Grim tourism figures for June show Cypriots also staying put

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/grim-tourism-figures-for-june-show-cypriots-also-staying-put

Official figures for June tourist arrivals came to confirm the meagre state of tourism on the island this year, which remains heavily affected by the global coronavirus pandemic....

12. Cyprus refuses to offer Covid-19 tests to British tourists

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-refuses-to-offer-covid-19-tests-to-british-tourists

The Cyprus government on Thursday officially put an end to hopes of local hoteliers that it would offer coronavirus tests to British tourists upon arrival on the island....

13. Ireland ends quarantine for arrivals from Greece, Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ireland-ends-quarantine-for-arrivals-from-greece-cyprus

Ireland has lifted its 14-day quarantine obligation for arrivals from Greece, Cyprus and 13 other countries and territories with a similar Covid-19 record to the Irish one....

14. Cyprus tones down tourism expectations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-tones-down-tourism-expectations

Cyprus Deputy Ministry for Tourism halved its target for tourist arrivals in August to 100,000 as main tour operators exclude Cyprus of their programmes...

15. Cyprus issues revised risk-based list

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-issues-revised-risk-based-list

The Cyprus health services on Monday issued a revised list categorizing countries from which the island accepts visitors according to their epidemiological risk. The revised list comes into effect on July 23....

16. Tourism prospects completely lost, Famagusta hoteliers say

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tourism-prospects-completely-lost-famagusta-hoteliers-say

All tourism prospects for this year are definitively lost, the Famagusta branch of the Cyprus Hotel Association claimed after a meeting between its board of directors and the president of ruling party Disy Averof Neophytou....

17. British visitors start trickling into Greece after ban is lifted

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/british-visitors-start-trickling-into-greece-after-ban-is-lifted

Greece began receiving British visitors on Wednesday after lifting a ban on arrivals from that country. The decision may prompt health concerns but it also opens one of the most important sources of revenues for Greek tourism....

18. Tourism minister tries to manage expectations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tourism-minister-tries-to-manage-expectations

The tourism minister is managing expectations for the Republic of Cyprus after tour operators made clear they would send British tourists to countries where PCR tests were not required...

19. Cyprus to boost number of random tests at airports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-boosts-number-of-random-tests-at-airports

The health ministry will be boosting the number of random coronavirus checks conducted on passengers arriving at Cyprus airports from category A and B countries to 600....

20. Serbia, UK in category C of Cyprus' new risk-based list

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/serbia-uk-in-category-c-of-cyprus-new-risk-based-list

Cyprus health services updated the epidemiological risk categorization of various countries, with the new list to be valid until July 16....

21. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces new route to Larnaca

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/wizz-air-abu-dhabi-announces-new-route-to-larnaca

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced on Monday a route from Abu Dhabi to Larnaca, starting on October 3, with fares starting at €29.99....

22. Seven Greek islands voted among Best in Europe by influential travel magazine

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/seven-greek-islands-voted-among-best-in-europe-by-influential-travel-magazine

The “76-square-mile haven” of Paros in the Aegean Sea has been voted the best island in Europe by the readers of the influential magazine Travel + Leisure, for its combination of beautiful beaches, traditional architecture, picturesque villages, archaeological sites and bustling nightlife....

23. Locals find hidden hotel rates in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/locals-find-hidden-hotel-rates

A report shows that booking some hotel rooms online in the Republic of Cyprus could end up costing more money, after locals discovered they could land better deals by calling a hotel directly...

24. Pandemic's impact on tourism poses significant risks to Cyprus economy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pandemic-impact-on-tourism-poses-significant-risks-to-cyprus-economy

The European Commission’s summer economic forecast expects significant risks to the Cyprus economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the tourism sector, which is predicted to see just 25% of last year’s revenues and high unemployment....

25. Moody's: Payment holidays shield Cyprus banks in 2020, but deterioration likely in 2021

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/moody-s-payment-holidays-shield-cyprus-banks-in-2020-but-deterioration-likely-in-2021

Around one third of Cyprus banks’ gross loans were deferred as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Moody’s rating agency said Monday, noting that while the payment holiday may shield local banks in 2020, asset quality deterioration is “still very likely next year.”...

26. Transport Minister rides bus of new public transport company to work

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/transport-minister-rides-bus-of-new-public-transport-company-to-work

The Cyprus Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos rode the bus to work on Monday, which marked the first working day of the new public transport company for the Nicosia and Larnaca districts....

27. Greece to resume direct flights with the UK from July 15

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-to-resume-direct-flights-with-the-uk-from-july-15

Greece will start accepting direct flights from the UK from July 15, the country’s government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday. ...

28. Cyprus pushes back date for British tourists

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-pushes-back-date-for-british-tourists

A new date for opening flights to incoming passengers from Britain has been tentatively set for August 1 in the Republic of Cyprus, with health officials warning that the decision is conditional on the United Kingdom keeping a firm grip on containing the virus...

29. Commission approves €6.3m incentive scheme to boost Cyprus air connectivity

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/commission-approves-€6-3m-incentive-scheme-to-boost-cyprus-air-connectivity

The European Commission on Thursday approved a €6.3 million incentive scheme aiming to boost Cyprus air connectivity and tourism through incentivizing airlines affected by the coronavirus outbreak to re-establish air routes to and from the island....

30. North scrambles to contain bug at entry points

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-scrambles-to-contain-bug-at-entry-points

Turkish Cypriot authorities went into high gear on Wednesday following reports that one passenger tested positive and another traveler, who failed to self-isolate, went from the airport straight to a barbershop...

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