We could all do with a break right now. A getaway somewhere we can forget Coronavirus for a little while, where we can while away the time in a relaxing pool, on a warm beach or soaking up some rich culture. There’s plenty of that across Europe, rich in both history and beautiful beaches, among many things tourists seek.
At the epicentre of the Coronavirus outbreak however, much of the continent has been severely impacted by the virus. Almost all countries have undergone strict lockdowns to try to contain the virus. But as some normality starts to slowly return many of these countries will still post some form of risk to holidaymakers.
When planning a holiday in Europe during these strange times, are there any countries that might pose less of a risk?
Cyprus – one the safest options?
Cyprus has been able to keep confirmed cases low thanks to an early lockdown and a ban on commercial flights from March 2020. Cyprus has also operated a night time curfew to help stop the spread of the disease.
The country remains one of the least affected in Europe in terms of confirmed cases and COVID-19 deaths. Check the latest statistics here. There are few European countries with less cases than Cyprus.
In normal times Cyprus is a very popular holiday destination, with great flight links across Europe. Its generally a safe country for families and has a lot to offer with beautiful weather year round, pristine beaches, great hikes, crystal clear snorkelling, award winning golf resorts and centuries of history.
All parties involved in Cyprus tourism have an invested interest to make things work. Tourism is an important part of the country’s economy and in normal times thousands of private villas, flights and tour operators serve people from all over the world.
If you are looking ahead to plan a holiday in late 2020, 2021 or 2022, Cyprus could be seen as a lesser risk option compared to some others across Europe.
Article on behalf of Villa Eleaina – an Aphrodite Hills private villa in the South West of Cyprus.