Jet2holidays has suspended its programme to its destinations in Cyprus until August 16, 2020.

The operator said “prohibitive entry restrictions” meant it had “no choice” but to pause its flights and holidays to Larnaca and Paphos.

Cyprus had prohibited the entry of UK citizens entry, but this is being relaxed on August 1. But visitors are asked to provide a negative PCR test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours before travel.

Jet2holidays’ move is the latest suspension by the operator, which paused its programme to the Canary and Balearic islands until August 9 yesterday after the UK Foreign Office advised against travel.

Earlier this week, the operator suspended its programme to mainland Spain and the Algarve until August 16.

In an update to travel agent partners, the operator said: “Because of prohibitive entry restrictions into Cyprus, we have no choice but to suspend our flights and holidays programme to Larnaca and Paphos up to and including August 16, 2020.

“We urge the Cypriot authorities to review the entry criteria in line with other destinations, so that our customers can enjoy their well-deserved holidays.”

Jet2holidays said it will continue to “monitor the situation very closely” for holidays booked for travel from August 17 onwards and “provide updates in due course”.

“We would like to thank our mutual customers for their understanding and patience at this time,” it said in its email to agents.