Hotels will currently care for local guests, as there is a complete absence of foreign visitors who are not expected to start arriving before June 9, when flights are expected to resume with 19 countries considered by Cypriot authorities to be relatively safe as COVID-19 is concerned.
Most of the hotels are offering big discounts, but have announced on their websites that accommodation will not be available before June 20.
Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said hotel operation and visits to archaeological sites and museums will be regulated in all cases by health protocols, such as observing social distancing and personal hygiene requirements.
The new relaxations are part of the second phase of moves to return to normality introduced since May 21, as authorities plan the application of new measures in the context of the third stage, which will signal a return to large scale economic activity.
Government spokesman Kyriakos Kousios said the third phase will give a boost to the economy as airports, shopping malls and department stores are scheduled to reopen on June 9.
President Nicos Anastasiades is scheduled to meet the scientific team advising the government on the pandemic on Tuesday to set final conditions under which the third phase will be introduced. Decisions are expected to receive final approval at a meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday.