UK government issues stark travel warning for Brits heading to Cyprus

Holidaymakers looking to book a summer holiday should check the advice surrounding various popular destinations.

The FCDO has put out new advice regarding Turkey in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes affecting certain regions.

However, Turkey isn’t the only country the government has issued a warning about.

The UK Foreign Office has issued fresh guidance for people travelling to Cyprus.

About one million Brits head to the gorgeous island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean for its blue waters and gorgeous beaches like Aphrodite’s Rock.

Plus, Cyprus has some incredible archaeologic sites to explore from the Tomb of Kings to New Paphos.

However, the Foreign Office has reminded visitors of an ongoing political situation in the country – and has warned that the authorities in north Cyprus do not share information regarding British Nationals in distress.

New information had been released on the situation to ensure Brits know where it’s safe to travel.

While the Republic of Cyrus is an EU member there are issues caused by the “Green Line”, reports Liverpool Echo.

This is a pseudo-border on the island separating the Republic of Cyprus from the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ which is not recognised by the British government.

The UK Foreign Office said: "The authorities in north Cyprus do not share information regarding British Nationals in distress with the British High Commission, or the families affected.

“Even when the High Commission is aware of a British National in distress, the authorities in the north will not share information about their location, wellbeing or treatment.

"British nationals travelling to the north of Cyprus are more vulnerable and at greater risk."

The authorities in north Cyprus do not act on British instruments of Court and will not share information with the British High Commission on minors who are subject to UK court orders, reports state.

This means the UK Foreign Office is unable to ensure that these minors are properly safeguarded.

Therefore it is important to be aware of where you’re booking when holidaying in Cyprus.

The earthquake which hit on February 6 in Turkey and Syria also shook Cyprus with some dying at a hotel in Adiyaman.

Continued seismic action has been seen in Turkey – including a second earthquake on Monday – so it’s imperative you are aware of the dangers and follow the advice of local authorities if affected by the tremors.


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