UK Adds Cyprus on The 14-Day Quarantine List

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The UK has removed Cyprus from the travel corridors list however, it is not such good news for holidaymakers. 

Therefore, any traveler returning from Cyprus to the UK after 4 am on Sunday, November 1, 2020, will have to self-isolate for 14 days. 

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the latest changes. Moreover, the UK has removed Lithuania also from the list. 

Cyprus has been a popular destination among British tourists. Especially, during the pandemic who wanted to get away for some sunshine. 

However, the FCDO now advises against all non-essential travel to Cyprus. But this will surely affect the booking of the holidaymakers for this destination. 

Canceling the Holiday 

However, if the travelers are already on holiday in Cyprus they can continue with their trip accordingly. But if they are returning back after 4 am on Sunday, November 1 they will have to quarantine for 14 days. 

Whereas, if anyone plans to travel within the next few weeks their trip is essentially canceled. Moreover, the travel insurance will be void because the Foreign Office advises against travel there. 

However, getting the money back for a canceled trip will depend on the type of holiday booked. 

Refund or No Refund 

The travel firm or travel agent is the one who cancels the package holidays. Most probably, they will offer the customer options such as re-booking, vouchers for future holidays, or a full cash refund. 

If you booked flights only, it will depend on whether your airline cancels the flights – during the pandemic, some are still operating the services, in which case your flight isn’t officially ‘canceled’ and so you’re not entitled to a refund. However, most airlines will still offer you the option to amend your booking for free. 

Booked flights and a hotel separately? Get in touch with both your airline and accommodation. Whether you get a refund or not will depend on your booking policy – check this before you get in touch. If you can’t get a refund, usually companies have been willing to find a compromise such as re-booking or accepting vouchers for future trips.

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