8th August 2020
Our British clients are getting on well with the NHS tests and like my daughter Lauren, lower down, are getting the results quickly, often within 24 hours.
Here is what clients advised me on 7/8 for their holiday on 8/8:
“Morning Irene, Yes we took NHS drive through tests.
5 of us live in Darlington in the North East of England and did our tests at 10am with the results coming through by 11:30pm the same day (Wednesday).
Our daughter and her partner live in Aberystwyth Wales and had to drive to Camarthen (1 1/2 hrs) away to be tested with their results taking over 24hrs to come through.
Our advice would be to take the tests as close to the 72hrs before departure time as possible because result return times seem to vary across the country and it’s very stressful waiting for them.
Karl and Sue”
“Entry to Cyprus
As of 1 August 2020, the UK is in Cyprus’ Category B: this means that tourists are permitted to travel to Cyprus, but they need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival, obtained within 72 hours before travel. On 31 July 2020, The Republic of Cyprus government announced that test results can be in the form of an email or SMS, but the result itself and/or appointment letter must include the date and time when the test was taken. Please see the Republic of Cyprus Information Office website for further information.”
You then need to complete a Flight Pass to enter Cyprus and it has to be printed before coming to Cyprus:
Please refer to the villa directions as you will need the postcode, which appears at the top on the page in the address. (Please do not contact us for this.)
NHS Covid19 PCR test results are now accepted by the Cyprus Airport Authorities. Your personal details plus the test date and time will appear on the “Registration Confirmed” part. Screen shot or save a copy. You also need to take your dated NHS test result. Although gov.uk state an SMS is accepted, we highly recommend you print all information required, and use the SMS as a back up.
For the Flight Pass, they request you upload ONE document, so save both parts of your NHS details as a photo, like this:
Read Lauren’s experience self testing via an NHS walk through centre: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wQFFHjS7UcYpYGlrkVrNSV51nYJBnio4/view?usp=sharing
We would like to send and enormous Thank You to each and every one of you for your understanding during this difficult time. We are busy postponing fully paid bookings for those affected by the flight cancellations.
Please only contact us if your holiday is within the next 14 days as we are extremely busy with the extra work involved, unless of course your query is urgent.
Here is a new photo of Riccos beach, walking distance from Villa Katerina. All the stones have been removed whilst we have been away, it looks fantastic! Riccos beach is just before Paphos, and is never too busy, it has a laid back feel.