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Cyprus – COVID Pandemic/Epidemic Information for Travelers

Covid travel info

Traveling to Cyprus?

February 17, 2021 – The Council of Ministers has approved the resumption of flights and reopening of airports with additional security measures starting March 1, Cyprus will apply a green, orange, red, and grey system for visitors from 56 countries – Read here – The Council of Ministers decided to extend until 31st March 2021, the measure of a 7-day stay in places to be designated by the Republic of Cyprus for those arriving from the United Kingdom, in accordance with the preconditions already in force.

February 17, 2021 – Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 – updated categorization of countries, based on the epidemiological risk assessment – click here

Feb 14, 2021 – Starting on April 1st – Israeli citizens who have been vaccinated will not be required to take a PCR test when traveling to Cyprus and will not be placed in quarantine upon arrival.

January 29, 2021 – *Revised* Answers to frequently asked questions on what changes as of 1 February, in the framework of the strategic lifting of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic click here

Currently, movement is prohibited between 9pm to 5am

The Visit Cyprus website which is an official tourism website states that Cyprus is ready to welcome travelers having successfully dealt with the global Pandemic. However, if you are seriously considering traveling to Cyprus you should check for the most recent updates pertaining to your specific country.

Cyprus Travel Ban Lifted for 56 countries

 January 15, 2021 According to a government document – Entry requirements will depend on the category (A,B and C) of the country you are coming from. Here is a quick check tool to help you see where your current standing. The countries that the bans are to be lifted including all EU members, European Economic Area States, UK, Russia, Israel, Ukraine, Belarus, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, UAE and Saudi Arabia. The provisional date for the updated protocol for travel & tourism was changed to February 1, 2021. 

Important Coronavirus Announcements from Cyprus Ministry of Health: HTTP://PIO.GOV.CY/CORONAVIRUS/ENG/CATEGORIES/IMPORTANT-ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Application Process for a Flight Pass:

Queries via telephone:
Calls within Cyprus: 1474
Calls from abroad: +357 22 285 757

A Category Countries: Covid test not required with Flight Pass:
Australia, Cyprus, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand.

B Category Countries: Option to request a COVID-19 to be carried out on arrival in Cyprus:
China, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City), Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway, Rwanda, San Marino.

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