The Government in Cyprus said anyone who has had coronavirus vaccines can travel to the country from May 1.
This is more than two weeks before Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap outlines Britons will be able to go on holiday.
Mr Johnson’s roadmap outlines UK domestic holidays away from home will be permitted from April 12.
International leisure travel will resume no earlier than May 17.
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The move further underlines how the European Union is struggling to implement a bloc-wide stance on COVID-19 immunity certificates.
Savvas Perdios, Cyprus’s tourism minister, told the state news agency: “This is a very important development.”
He added this step should create “the necessary stability and a sense of security for travellers so they could plan their holiday in the coming summer.”
A Twitter user wrote: “Cyprus gives the all-clear to anyone from UK who has had 2 Covid vaccinations to come over on holiday. No-one is allowed to go abroad on holiday until at least May 17. Aye right! Watch the exodus on May 1.”
One person tweeted: “#Cyprus It is ridiculous to talk about holidays overseas ( with or without the vaccine) when we cannot even meet family and friends indoors here in the UK. People who went on holiday to Spain etc last summer brought back lots of Covid infections with them. Will we never learn?”
Is it safe to travel to Cyprus?
Home Secretary Priti Patel has said it is still “too early” to book a holiday abroad for later in the year.
Cyprus has been in and out of lockdowns for around a year.
However, compared to other countries, the outbreak has been relatively mild.
In total, the country has seen 36,004 cases of COVID-19, with 232 deaths reported.
Cyprus has vaccinated 53,617 people so far.
If you intend to travel to the UK from abroad, which you are only entitled to do if you are travelling for an essential reason, there are certain steps you must take.
You must provide evidence of a negative Covid test result taken up to three days before departure.
If you do not comply and you do not have a valid exemption, your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.