Travel Advice & Villa safety
UK Travel advice to Cyprus
here is some important information you need to know.
This is as of the 15th September 2020:
There is no self-quarantine on arrival to Cyprus from the UK
Please refer to the UK Government website for quarantine rules on your return to the UK from Cyprus
You must possess a negative COVID PCR certificate – the test must be carried out within 72 hours prior to your flight departure. Please see link for full guidelines https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/press/1092020_5.pdf
Here is a link for the NHS website to apply for a COVID test https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/. There are also several private clinics that provide tests.
You must complete a Flight Pass application within 24 hours prior to your departure flight, here is a link https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/home
Disclaimer: Due to the unpredictable changes and perpetual re-evaluation of the COVID related guidelines for travel to and from the UK/Cyprus, Cyprus Villa Retreats cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of this advice and are not liable for any un-notified changes to the above.
Safe, clean environments
Our cleaners are wearing gloves and face masks when preparing or accessing villas.
Approved VRMA (Vacation Rental Management Association) cleaning disinfectant will be used at all times.
Special attention is being paid to high-touch areas such as door knobs, lockboxes or electronics lock panels, elevator buttons, stair rails, telephones, light switches, remote controls, arm rests, white good door handles, sliding door handles, toilets, faucets, and clothes hangers
All linen, towels and bath mats are washed on 90C with special detergent.
POOLS & HOT TUBS
Whilst there is no evidence that the Covid-19 virus can be spread to humans through the use of pools or hot tubs, we have made the decision to include specialised chlorine and bromine in our cleaning routine to eliminate bacteria.
Check in procedure
Guests are given direct access details (Key box codes, gate access etc) to safely check in to their villa avoiding human contact. We will always be on call when you need us via our 24/7 support line, and will take every precaution necessary when accessing your villa.
To reduce your need to be in public places, we can provide you with a list of supermarkets and restaurants that are providing home delivery services. We can also put you in touch with in-house catering (private chefs) too.
We are extending our villa preparation times to allow for deeper cleaning between departures and arrivals.
OTHER SECURITY MEASURES
We will have a 24/7 support line.
Properties will be vacant for 24 hours between bookings.
We can provide you with gloves and facemasks, that we can leave for you in the villa.
OUR TRAVEL ADVICE AMID COVID-19
Please make sure that you get travel insurance! This should cover you against flight cancellations as well as any other potential disruptions that could happen on your holiday, related or unrelated to COVID-19.
Compare The Market provides some good advice on selecting your travel insurance as well as allowing you to compare policies.
If you’ve already got travel insurance or are unsure about insurance policies, then Money Saving Expert has some great advice on what you need to consider.
Be in the know
Keep up to date on travel advice from the government. Remember that advice changes all of the time as the virus potentially spreads. More specific information about the coronavirus and further travel advice can be found here.
Also visit Foreign and Commonwealth Office for further information for what is being done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are on hand!
If there is an outbreak of the Coronavirus whilst you are staying with us, then we will be on hand to assist you. We will follow the advice of the local authorities and ensure that you are looked after, whilst we help to get you home.