Cyprus ‘at risk’ of being added to quarantine list today as infection figures jump

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Despite being a popular choice with Britons this summer, Cyprus is looking as though it could be removed from the travel corridor list today after recording a surge in coronavirus cases over the last few days. Countries at risk of being axed from the travel corridor list are those with more than 20 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period. Currently, Cyprus’ infection rate is soaring at 90.4 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.

CEO of travel consultancy, The PC Agency Paul Charles has been posting updates on Twitter regarding countries’ latest coronavirus rates.

He said yesterday: “Weds update: #UK on a very similar seven and 14-day trajectory as Spain in cases/100,000.

“#Cyprus infections continue to jump markedly and at risk in tomorrow’s review.

“#Greece is safe. #Jamaica reducing infection numbers and heading in the right direction.”

However, there are other countries on the travel corridor list who are experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases.

Germany, Sweden and Greece are all on the travel corridor list but are recording worrying figures.

Germany’s case rare has risen to 55.6 cases per 100,000 people, while Sweden’s is now 55.4.

Greece, which saw several of its islands added back to the travel corridor list a few weeks ago, is seeing their figures creep back up.

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The country has 31.8 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.

But it’s not all bad news for Britons looking for a holiday this winter as other countries could be added back to the travel corridor list.

Jamaica has seen its figures drop in recent days along with South Africa which remains on the cusp of the red zone.

Currently, only Singapore remains in the green zone, however, the country has very strict rules in place for arrivals.

Britons do not need to isolate on their return to the UK from Singapore.

However, short-term visitors from anywhere in the world are not allowed to enter Singapore and long-term pass holders and dependants need approval before entering Singapore.

Anyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be issued with a 14-day Stay at Home Notice (SHN).

If Cyprus is removed from the travel corridor list today, Britons are left with very few holiday options this winter.

The country has only recorded just under 3,000 cases of the virus, which is far lower than other countries in Europe on the travel corridor list.

The only destination left that Britons can travel to without facing restrictions or quarantine on entry or on their return to the UK is Gibraltar.

All travellers must complete an online contact tracing passenger locator form and inform the authorities if they have been in a ‘relevant area’ which does not include the UK.

The British overseas territory has only recorded 621 cases of coronavirus and no deaths, at the time of writing.

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