Set in the far south of the Mediterranean, Cyprus has one of the best climates in Europe and features sandy beaches, ancient sights and a world famous nightlife. Cyprus has cemented its place as a holiday favourite, attracting everyone from families to clubbers. The island features a mixture of both relaxing beaches and lively resorts. Holidaymakers travelling inland will find sleepy villages and the scenic Troodos Mountains.
Understandably, most people visit this region for the beaches, which feature limestone cliffs and picture postcard palm trees and Cyprus can be a dream destination for many holidaymakers, however for some it can be a nightmare. Poor hygiene standards in many hotels have unfortunately led to reports of avoidable holiday illness such as food poisoning. Poorly maintained hotel swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Cyprus it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Cyprus will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Cyprus, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.