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Not enough German tourists expected this summer after ECDC’s Cyprus red categorisation

Not enough German tourist arrivals in Cyprus are expected this summer following the European Centre for Disease Control’s recent decision to place the holiday island on the coronavirus red category.

The decision followed an increased number of infections in recent days which led Germany to designate Cyprus as a high coronavirus incidence area.

This means that incoming travellers must quarantine, however, this can be shortened if they test negative five days after entry.

At the same time, the Association of Cyprus Tourist Enterprises (STEK) on Monday underlined the need for the sector to continue being supported, noting that they are in contact with the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Finance.

The Association also appealed to fellow citizens to be vaccinated, noting that this is the only way to limit the spread of the virus and retain hospitalizations. But it also the only way to avoid a new lockdown which would be catastrophic for the economy, it added.

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