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Published on 12.07.2021
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Published on 07.05.2021
Cyprus Airways adds Malta to summer schedule.
Source: https://www.financialmirror.com/2021/05/06/cyprus-airways-adds-malta-to-summer-schedule/

22.10.2020 Cyprus Airways during the month of November 2020 schedules following service, operating on regular basis with Airbus A319 aircraft. Additional changes remain highly possible, pending on latest travel restrictions.

Larnaca – Athens 2 weekly
Larnaca – Irakleion 1 weekly
Larnaca – Moscow Domodedovo 1 weekly

Published on 21.10.2020
Cyprus Airways Nov 2020 operations as of 18OCT20

Published on 29.09.2020
Wizz Air plans to resume flights between Belgrade and Larnaca on 18 October

10.08.2020 Cyprus Airways for the remainder of summer 2020 season schedules 6 routes to/from Larnaca, including 2 seasonal service. As of 06AUG20, planned operation for the period of 01AUG20 – 24OCT20 as follows. Additional changes remain highly possible.

Larnaca – Athens 7 weekly
Larnaca – Geneva 1 weekly
Larnaca – Irakleion 2 weekly
Larnaca – Skiathos 2 weekly until 18AUG20
Larnaca – Thessaloniki 2 weekly until 18AUG20
Larnaca – Zurich 2 weekly
Published on 05.08.2020
Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August

Published on 29.07.2020
Ryanair early-August 2020 network additions

Published on 20.07.2020
Wizz Air adds Larnaca – Bergen service from August 2020

12.06.2020
Cyprus Airways this week resumes scheduled passenger service, initially operating Larnaca – Athens route. Additional routes will be resumed by July 2020, pending on various traffic restrictions.

Larnaca – Athens eff 09JUN20 5 weekly A319 (1 daily from 22JUN20)
Larnaca – Geneva eff 03JUL20 1 weekly A319
Larnaca – Irakleion eff 02JUL20 2 weekly A319
Larnaca – Rhodes eff 10JUL20 2 weekly A319
Larnaca – Skitahos eff 20JUL20 2 weekly A319
Larnaca – Tel Aviv eff 02JUL20 5 weekly A319
Larnaca – Thessaloniki eff 01JUL20 3 weekly A319 (2 weekly from 11JUL20)
Larnaca – Zurich eff 05JUL20 2 weekly A319

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Cyprus
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Turkey
Passengers arriving from Turkey and traveling to Ercan (ECN) must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before departure and the certificate must be in English or Turkish and have a QR code.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Brazil, Denmark, Netherlands, South Africa, United Kingdom
Passengers traveling to Ercan (ECN) arriving from Brazil, Denmark, Netherlands, South Africa or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus passport.
– This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Passengers traveling to Ercan (ECN) who have been in the past 14 days in Brazil, Denmark, Netherlands, South Africa or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus passport.
– This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
– This does not apply to undergraduate or postgraduate students of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, China (People’s Rep.), Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Norway, Singapore or Thailand.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus, if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus, arriving from a country other than Australia, China (People’s Rep.), Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Norway, Singapore or Thailand.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling to Ercan (ECN).

Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .

Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to any country other than Australia, China (People’s Rep.), Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Norway, Singapore or Thailand.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus
– This does not apply to passengers traveling to Ercan (ECN).

Family members of nationals of Cyprus, if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus, arriving from a country other than Australia, New Zealand or Singapore are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival at their own expense; or must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT – PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling to Ercan (ECN).

Passengers traveling to Ercan (ECN) must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before departure and the certificate must be in English or Turkish.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Turkey.
– An SMS sent by the NHS as proof of negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are accepted instead of a printed certificate for passengers arriving from the United Kingdom.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in China, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Korea (Rep.), Macao, Norway, Thailand
Passengers arriving from China (People’s Rep.), Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), Norway or Thailand must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT – PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling to Ercan (ECN).

Home/self isolation
Passengers are subject to self-isolation.

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 November 2020 to 21 May 2020

The movement of citizens is banned from 11 at night until 5 in the morning of the following day, excluding movement for emergency medical reasons (to/from a pharmacy, hospital) or for work purposes by presenting a relevant certification or documentation.

New measures for COVID-19 in the occupied areas. Mandatory quarantining for those who travel to the occupied areas will be extended until October 1 (included) whilst until then bars, which were allowed to operate conditionally, will be closed it was announced on Monday.

The maximum number of persons allowed to attend social gatherings at home and/or in public places (physical presence in the same premises/installation regardless of indoor and outdoor areas), increases from 150 to 250 persons for outdoor spaces and from 75 to 100 persons in indoor spaces.

More than 2 1/2 months following its implementation, the special hours set at supermarkets and pharmacies for vulnerable groups are no longer in effect as of today, June 9, as per the Health Ministry’s latest decree.

The Cyprus Association of Retail Trade Enterprises said on Tuesday in an announcement that “based on the latest decree by the competent ministry, the measure to exclusively provide service to vulnerable groups, people aged 60 and above and people with disabilities from 7 am to 10 am no longer applies as of today, June 9, 2020.
The limit of 10 persons for gatherings continues to be in place. As of 24 June until 6 July, gatherings will be allowed of up to 50 people indoors or up to 100 people outdoors

The Republic of Cyprus is ready as of 8 June 2020 to allow the movement from and to the areas controlled by the Republic of Cyprus, for the following categories of persons, provided that they will present on the
first time they cross, a negative certificate of molecular examination for the COVID-19 disease, with prior validity of up to 72 hours. Thereafter, random sample tests would be performed on the
following: Turkish Cypriot, Greek Cypriot workers, Turkish Cypriot pupils/students, enclaved people, as well as resettled Greek Cypriots and Maronites, residing permanently in the occupied areas, Cypriot citizens who reside in the occupied areas and receive medicinal or medical care at the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre, Institute of Neurology and Genetics and Public or Private Hospitals in the
free areas.

– All restrictions of the movement of citizens are lifted – scrapping of SMS requirement and scrapping of 10 pm to 6 am curfew (from May 21)
– Gatherings of up to 10 people permitted (from May 21)
The epidemiological situation permitting, May 21 will see the lifting of all restrictions on movement of citizens.

From 4 May the number of permitted movements within a day by sending SMS increase to three. Ban on movement remains in place from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.

Movement over Easter: All events, gatherings organized as part of Easter traditions are prohibited as are any events or gatherings in the surrounding areas of places of worship. The illegal regime in Turkish-held northern Cyprus decided on a one-week entry ban through checkpoints to UK peacekeepers and foreign diplomats. The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. Furthermore, as from 31st March 2020 at 6 a.m.: Gatherings of people at any residence are prohibited, other than of permanent residents.
Any movement of persons from 9.00 p.m. until 6.00 a.m. is prohibited, except for those holding a Confirmation of Movement of an Employee certificate (Form A).
The use of the certificate of a citizen?s movement in exceptional cases, in accordance with the provisions of Form B, is limited to only once a day, after permission has been obtained by sending an SMS message to 8998. A written declaration for the movement of citizens in exceptional cases, which falls within the provisions of Form B, shall be used only by persons over 65 years of age.Only people who have secured permission to leave the house will be allowed on public transport, the Transport Ministry has clarified.
The above measures have immediate effect until their withdrawal from the Minister of Transport. Prohibit all unnecessary movement from 6 pm on March 24 to April 13. Exceptions are to get to work, purchase basic items, visit the doctor or pharmacy,
go to the bank, help those who cannot care for themselves, go to ceremonies such as weddings, funerals or christenings if relatives to the first and second degree and with a maximum of 10 people,
exercise or walk a dog if not more than two people and if in the vicinity of the house. All must carry an ID or passport and the necessary documentation.As regards the crossing points between the free and the occupied areas, entry
will be permitted only to persons falling into the following categories:
? Cypriot citizens, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.
? Legal residents in the free areas.
? Nationals of countries who are in a designated diplomatic service.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 12 June 2020 to TBD

The Health Ministry on Tuesday issued a revised list of countries regarding their epidemiological risk as regards coronavirus for travel purposes, moving Serbia from Group B to Group C and Australia from Group A to Group B.

The new list is effective as of July 16.
The Foreign Ministry is advising Cypriot citizens to avoid non-essential travel except in the case of the 40 countries listed in the current Group A and Group B. For Group A and B countries, its advice is to exercise caution.

With airports now in the second phase of their operation, the deputy tourism ministry has updated its COVID-19 destination protocol.

Turkish Cypriot regime opens five checkpoints

From 12 June avoid non- essential travel to all Countries except those listed in Categories A (Malta, Greece, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania, Croatia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia, Luxembourg) and B (Israel, Poland, Romania), according to the epidemiological risk assessment conducted by the Ministry of Health.

The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. Prohibiting all passenger flights. Anyone entering the Republic of Cyprus (in addition to the conditions announced on 13 March) will need to be in possession of a certificate that they have been tested for COVID-19. The certificate should have been issued in the last four days before their arrival to Cyprus. Even in this case, everyone entering the Republic will be placed in quarantine for 14 days at government-administered facilities.

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Flight Restrictions

published 21.10.2020

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Italy
Passengers arriving from Italy must:
– have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure; or
– be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) upon arrival.

Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to any country other than Australia, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See).
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See).
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus, if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus, arriving from a country other than Australia, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See).

Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy.

Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to any country other than Australia, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See).
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.

Passengers arriving from Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.

Family members of nationals of Cyprus, if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus, arriving from Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See) must:
– have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure; or
– be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) upon arrival.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to category.
Cyprus is accepting “EU Digital COVID certificates” (EUDCC) since 1 July 2021. Holders of a vaccination-based or recovery-based EUDCC will be exempt from any additional testing upon entering Cyprus, irrespective of the colour categorisation of their country of departure. Between 1 July and 15 August 2021, the use of EUDCC is not compulsory for travel from EU or Schengen Associated countries. Prior to travel, holders of an EUDCC need to fill out all required information on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. Travelers may still be subject to random testing upon arrival and are still obliged to follow all destination protocols.
Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate.
-Travel from countries classified as “green”: travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement, also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).
Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated.
– Travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses. Travellers from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result.
People arriving from “RED” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.
– Travellers from countries classified as “grey” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period. The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy
All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days. Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Cyprus is accepting “EU Digital COVID certificates” (EUDCC) since 1 July 2021. Holders of a vaccination-based or recovery-based EUDCC will be exempt from any additional testing upon entering Cyprus, irrespective of the colour categorisation of their country of departure. Holders of a test-based EUDCC will need to follow the measures based on the colour categorisation of their country of departure or of the country they have visited within the last 14 days before their travel (if it is categorised as a higher risk country). Between 1 July and 15 August 2021, the use of EUDCC is not compulsory for travel from EU or Schengen Associated countries. Prior to travel, holders of an EUDCC need to fill out all required information on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. Travelers may still be subject to random testing upon arrival and are still obliged to follow all destination protocols.
Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate.
-Travel from countries classified as “green”: Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement, also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).
– Travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended. Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

– Travellers arriving from countries classified as “grey”: All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREY” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure. In addition, they must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-09-23
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 1146345
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 2383
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 129.09
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 2684

THIS COUNTRY IS READY TO CONNECT TO THE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE GATEWAY
Cyprus is accepting “EU Digital COVID certificates” (EUDCC) since 1 July 2021. The following certificates are accepted:
Vaccination certificate, which is valid from the day of the second dose of the vaccine (or 14 days after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine). 
The following vaccines are accepted: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), Sputnik V, Sinopharm (BBIBP COVID-19) and Sinovac;
Proof of recovery from COVID-19, which is valid between 14 and 180 days from a positive result to a PCR test;
Proof of recovery from Covid-19 plus a single dose of an authorized vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), Sputnik V, Sinopharm (BBIBP COVID-19 and Sinovac));
A negative result to a PCR Covid test, with the sampling being carried out within 72 hours prior to departure.
When travelling, holders of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form
must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

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Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 November 2020 to 01 June 2020

Retail businesses of beverages and foodstuffs (supermarkets, minimarkets, butcheries, etc) and pharmacies, shall only serve persons who are over 65 years old and persons with disabilities, from opening time until 9am and from 1pm until 2pm.

The Mall of Cyprus and Nicosia Mall welcomed on Tuesday their first customers since mid-March after Cyprus further eased measures put in place to curb the spread of the pandemic.
They announced that hotels will reopen on June 1.

– Museums, archaeological, and historical sites will reopen (from June 1).
– Betting shops (from June 1)
– Libraries (from June 1)
– Hairdressing salons, barber shops and beauty centres will resume operation (from May 21)
– Catering business will resume operation only outdoors and in strict adherence to the protocols of the Ministries of Labour and Health (from May 21).

The epidemiological situation permitting, May 21 will see the lifting of all restrictions on movement of citizens.
Catering establishments will be allowed to open outdoors and hairdressers salons, barbers and beauticians will resume operation.

From4 May under the terms and conditions included in the relevant instructions and protocol of the Minister of Health: restrictions in the manufacturing sector and in all related business activities which support this sector are lifted. All businesses in retail trade, except commercial centres and big department stores, can start operating. Flee markets, street vendors and bazaars can open for business. Tourist offices and tourist agents can start working again.
From June 9 to July 13 malls/department stores, catering indoors and outdoors will be reopen.

All, excluded kiosks and catering (catering only on April 19), must close on April 19 and 20 (Easter Sunday and Monday) including electronic and telephone sales. The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. The following retailers will remain closed every Sunday: All food and beverage retailers (e.g. supermarkets, grocery stores, butchers, fish markets, bakeries, confectioneries, fruit shops, liquor stores).
It is understood that kiosks are excluded from the ban, provided that they do not market retail products. Car dealerships will shut from 6 am on March 25 until 6 am on April 13 under a new decree issued by Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou late on Tuesday adding these businesses to those required to close.
However, in another change an exception has been made, so that retail businesses that sell medical equipment and supplies and those that sell car spare parts are excluded from yesterday?s decree.
.The operation of all retail businesses is suspended except for the following: Businesses and workshops of disabled and orthopaedic merchandise, Businesses and workshops of medical and industrial gases and machinery, Opticians and their workshops, Businesses selling hearing aids, Car and motorbike workshops, Businesses selling tyres, Businesses selling and repairing bicycles, Dry cleaners, Courier services, Businesses selling pet food or vet medicine, Businesses selling pesticides, fertilisers and other agricultural equipment, Businesses selling cars and motor vehicles, Funeral offices, Flower shops and plant nurseries
Any form of open markets, bazaars and street vendors

Events stop: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 November 2020 to 15 January 2021

-The regulation for the operation of indoor and open-air cinemas, theatres and performance halls at 50% capacity, continues to be in force.
-The holding of conferences, assemblies and/or events in indoor conference venues, is allowed with a maximum number of participants set at 250 persons, in accordance with the protocol and the measure for social distancing at 3 sq.m. per person, regardless of the square metres of each facility. Intermissions or coffee/snack/cocktail breaks within the framework of the event are not allowed.
-As regards the holding of weddings and christenings, from 13 November 2020 until 15 January 2021, cocktail parties and well-wishing ceremonies are not allowed. Physical presence is only allowed at lunch or dinner, with a maximum number of attendees set at 150 persons. It is understood that the maximum number of persons per table cannot exceed 6 persons.
-The maximum number of persons allowed to gather in houses and public places, with the exception of catering establishments, is set at 10 per house/group, inclusive of under-aged children.
-Operation of catering establishments and enterprises is permitted until 10:30 p.m. Catering services are considered the following: restaurants, catering services in hotels and tourist accommodations, catering services in malls and department stores, taverns, cafeterias, pizzerias, pubs, snack-bars and bars, coffee shops, canteens and/or refectories of sports clubs, cultural clubs, associations, societies, etc. It is clarified that the above establishments may provide delivery services after 10:30 p.m. Catering services at the Airports of Larnaka and Pafos are excluded from the prohibition.
-The maximum number of persons allowed in catering establishments is set to 75 persons in indoor areas and to 150 persons in outdoor areas.
-The maximum number of persons per reservation/table/group in catering establishments is not to exceed 6 persons.
-Church services and other form of religious worship in churches, mosques and other religious places, as well as religious ceremonies shall be performed in the presence of maximum 75 persons and according to the relevant protocols in force for the places of religious worship.
-The holding of matches in sports establishments in the context of sports championships is permitted, without spectators, subject to the relevant protocols.
-The operation of children’s playgrounds is permitted, with a maximum number of 50 persons in indoor playgrounds and 150 persons in outdoor playgrounds, subject to the social distancing measures in force based on the square metres of each establishment. It is understood that organizing events at playgrounds (e.g. children’s birthday parties) with more than 10 persons – including adults and children – per event is forbidden.
-The use of changing rooms in gyms is forbidden.

The following measures are put into effect on an island-wide basis until the 2nd November 2020:
– Attendance at house gatherings and public assembly places, excluding catering establishments, is allowed with a maximum number of 10 persons per house/group, including underage children.
– Church services, as well as religious ceremonies, shall be performed according to the instructions of the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus.
– The holding of matches in sport premises, in the context of athletic championships, is allowed without spectators being present, provided the relevant protocols are applied.
– The maximum number of persons allowed to be served in catering establishments is set at 75 persons in indoor areas and 150 persons in outdoor areas. The measure that continues to be in force is that of maintaining social distancing of 3 sq.m. in each case for indoor areas and 2 sq.m. for outdoor areas per person, regardless of the square metre area of each establishment. Provided that in each case no more than 10 persons may occupy a single table.
– Cocktail parties and well-wishing ceremonies at weddings and christenings are prohibited. Physical presence is only allowed at lunch or dinner with a maximum number of 350 persons attending.
– The holding of events, such as conferences, day-events, assemblies, concerts, theatre performances, dance or music performances, etc., is allowed in both closed and open venues, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.
– The functioning is allowed of Indoor and open-air cinemas, theatres and performance halls at 50% capacity.
– Retail businesses of drinks and food (bakeries, supermarkets, mini-markets etc.) and pharmacies shall only serve persons included in the vulnerable groups of the populations between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
In addition to the above, and due to the deterioration of the epidemiological picture and the increased epidemiological load in the city and district of Lemesos, the following measures have been decided until 26 October 2020:
– The functioning of catering establishments (cafeterias, bars, restaurants, snack-bars, etc.) is allowed until 10.30 p.m.
– It is strongly recommended that members of the public restrict their movement after 11.30 p.m.
In addition to the above measures, it is recalled that by a Decree of the Health Minister the use of facemask by the general population, aged 12 years and above, is mandatory for all in closed, indoor areas as described in the instruction issued by the Ministry of Health.

Extraordinary measures in Limassol and Nicosia due to increase of COVID-19 cases. The measures will last for 10 days, meaning until 23 October.
The Health Ministry decided to implement additional measures in the Nicosia and Limassol Districts due to increase of the COVID-19 cases in these areas.
-Individuals are permitted to attend gatherings in houses and public meeting areas, with the exception of catering places, not exceeding a maximum number of 10 persons per house/group, including underage children.
-Mass attendance and other forms of religious worship in churches, mosques and other religious places, as well as religious ceremonies, shall be performed with a maximum number of 75 persons, subject to the protocols in force for places of religious worship.
-The holding of matches in the sports venues of Nicosia and Limassol Districts in the context of athletic championships, is allowed without the presence of spectators, provided that the relevant protocols are observed.
-The maximum number of persons allowed to be served in catering establishments in Nicosia and Limassol Districts is set at 75 for indoor spaces and 150 for outdoor spaces.
-The functioning of cinemas, theatres and performance halls is allowed with a maximum number of 75 persons in indoor spaces and 150 persons in outdoor spaces, subject to the guidelines and protocols in each case.
-Cocktail parties and well-wishing at weddings and christenings is prohibited. Physical presence is only allowed at lunch or dinner, with a maximum number of 350 attending persons.

Extended duration of contingency measures in force in the District of Larnaca
In the follow up to the additional contingency measures that came into effect for Larnaca District as of 23 September 2020, the Ministry of Health announces that by a Minister of Health Decree today, the validity of the measures is renewed until midnight, October 14:
– Individuals are permitted to attend gatherings in houses and public meeting areas, with the exception of catering places, not exceeding a maximum number of 10 persons per house/group, including under age children.
– Mass attendance and other forms of religious worship in churches, mosques and other religious places, as well as religious ceremonies, shall be performed with a maximum number of 75 persons, subject to the protocols in force for places of religious worship.
– The holding of matches in the sports venues of Larnaca District in the context of athletic championships, is allowed without the presence of spectators, provided that the relevant protocols are observed.
– The maximum number of persons allowed to be served in catering establishments in Larnaca District is set at 75 for indoor spaces and 150 for outdoor spaces. The social distancing measure of 3 sq.m. for indoor spaces and 2 sq.m. for outdoor spaces per person continues in force in each case, regardless of the area of each establishment. For example, if a catering establishment in the Larnaca District has an outdoor area of 400 sq.m. and on the basis of maintaining a 2 sq.m. distance per person it could serve up to 200 persons, the number of customers may not exceed 150 persons. If an establishment has a 300 sq.m. indoor area and on the basis of maintaining a 3 sq.m. distance per person it could serve up to 100 persons, the number of persons may not exceed 75. Provided that in each case not more than 10 persons may occupy a single table.
– The functioning of cinemas, theatres and performance halls is allowed with a maximum number of 75 persons in indoor spaces and 150 persons in outdoor spaces, subject to the guidelines and protocols in each case.
– Cocktail parties and well-wishing at weddings and christenings is prohibited. Physical presence is only allowed at lunch or dinner, with a maximum number of 350 attending persons.

Additional measures in a bid to control the alarming spread of covid-19 in Larnaca came in effect early on Thursday for a period of two weeks: Under the new measures, gatherings in people’s homes in Larnaca would be limited to ten people including children. The figure is 50 elsewhere.
Churches, mosques and other religious sites must limit gatherings to 75 in accordance with other protocols in place such as wearing masks.
Sporting events must take place without spectators, while the maximum number of people allowed to be served in restaurants is set at 75 indoors and 150 outdoors.
In addition, social distancing of 3 sq.m indoors and 2 sq.m. outdoors per person regardless of the size of the venue is a must.
The operation of cinemas and theatres is allowed with a maximum number of 75 indoors and 150 persons outdoors, observing in each case the guidelines and protocols.
Cocktail parties and ‘congratulations’ at weddings and baptisms are prohibited. Only a physical presence at lunch or dinner is allowed, with a maximum of 350 people in attendance.
Moreover, random laboratory testing of 3,000 people in the Larnaca district began early on Thursday.

Maximum number of persons at cultural and political events should be 350 under the compulsory obligation of being seated

Home weddings and christenings with over 50 guests only with prior approval by Health Ministry

Measures to contain the spread of covid-19 in Limassol are the following:
The maximum number of people in gatherings in homes and public places, excluding catering establishments, will increase from 10 people to 50 people. The measure will be re-evaluated according to the island’s epidemiological state of play next week.
Measures to limit the maximum number of people in catering establishments to 75 people indoors and 150 people outdoors, regardless of square footage, remain in effect.
In churches, the presence of people is to be determined on the basis of square footage available depending on the protocol which regardless of this will not exceed 75 people.
It was further decided that all other measures applied on an island-wide basis, like the mandatory use of masks indoors, remain in effect.

The maximum number of persons allowed to attend social gatherings at home and/or in public places (physical presence in the same premises/installation regardless of indoor and outdoor areas), increases from 150 to 250 persons for outdoor spaces and from 75 to 100 persons in indoor spaces.
The maximum number of persons allowed to be served in catering establishments increases to 250 in outdoor spaces. As regards indoor spaces, the maximum number remains unchanged at 100 persons.

In each case the social distancing measure of 3 sq. m. for indoor spaces and 2 sq. m. for outdoor spaces per person remains in force, regardless of the area of each establishment.

Concerts, cultural and music festivals attract large crowds of people and authorities are considering whether to allow them after July 14
From July 14 theaters and indoor cinemas, festivals and concerts, casinos, children’s play areas indoors and outdoors.

Movement over Easter: All events, gatherings organized as part of Easter traditions are prohibited as are any events or gatherings in the surrounding areas of places of worship. The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. Closure of parks, children?s play areas, open sport facilities, squares, dams, excursion sites, marinas and beaches

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 March 2020 to 30 November 2020

It was decided that students coming to study in the occupied north from foreign countries should have a negative PCR done 120 hours prior to departure, and upon arrival those who came from category B countries will be quarantined for 7 days, while those from category C countries will be quarantine for 14 days. As soon as they’re out of quarantine they must get retested for the virus.

Mask use mandatory on school buses in light of covid pandemic

Schools to open on September 7, combination of teaching under review. Education Ministry in Cyprus is considering a combination of teaching with both physical presence at schools as well as distance learning programmes.

The epidemiological situation permitting, May 21 will see the lifting of all restrictions on movement of citizens.
Pupils of all levels of education will return to school.

11 May: return to public and private schools in secondary education. To be instead defined for all other educational levels.
The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. Closing schools

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Other: partially closed/partially cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 November 2020 to 15 January 2021

The use of a facemask by the general population, aged 12 years and above, becomes mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas, according to the instructions issued by the Ministry of Health.
Contingency island-wide measures, in force as of the 5th until the 30th of November: All team sports and social activities for children under the age of 18 (e.g. football, dancing, swimming, martial arts, theatre, choir, etc.) are prohibited. Championship matches for athletes below 18 years of age, based in the Districts of Lemesos and Pafos, are suspended. For example, if a team based in the District of Lemesos or Pafos is playing with a team of the Lefkosia District, the match shall be suspended until the measures are lifted. The operation of all children’s playgrounds, indoor or outdoor, is suspended. The operation of gyms is suspended.

Covid restrictive measure on sports, social, other activities of under-18s

The following measures are put into effect on an island-wide basis until the 2nd November 2020:
– Attendance at house gatherings and public assembly places, excluding catering establishments, is allowed with a maximum number of 10 persons per house/group, including underage children.
– Church services, as well as religious ceremonies, shall be performed according to the instructions of the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus.
– The holding of matches in sport premises, in the context of athletic championships, is allowed without spectators being present, provided the relevant protocols are applied.
– The maximum number of persons allowed to be served in catering establishments is set at 75 persons in indoor areas and 150 persons in outdoor areas. The measure that continues to be in force is that of maintaining social distancing of 3 sq.m. in each case for indoor areas and 2 sq.m. for outdoor areas per person, regardless of the square metre area of each establishment. Provided that in each case no more than 10 persons may occupy a single table.
– Cocktail parties and well-wishing ceremonies at weddings and christenings are prohibited. Physical presence is only allowed at lunch or dinner with a maximum number of 350 persons attending.
– The holding of events, such as conferences, day-events, assemblies, concerts, theatre performances, dance or music performances, etc., is allowed in both closed and open venues, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.
– The functioning is allowed of Indoor and open-air cinemas, theatres and performance halls at 50% capacity.
– Retail businesses of drinks and food (bakeries, supermarkets, mini-markets etc.) and pharmacies shall only serve persons included in the vulnerable groups of the populations between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
In addition to the above, and due to the deterioration of the epidemiological picture and the increased epidemiological load in the city and district of Lemesos, the following measures have been decided until 26 October 2020:
– The functioning of catering establishments (cafeterias, bars, restaurants, snack-bars, etc.) is allowed until 10.30 p.m.
– It is strongly recommended that members of the public restrict their movement after 11.30 p.m.
In addition to the above measures, it is recalled that by a Decree of the Health Minister the use of facemask by the general population, aged 12 years and above, is mandatory for all in closed, indoor areas as described in the instruction issued by the Ministry of Health.

Review of the directive for mandatory use of face masks by the general population. the use of a protective mask is made compulsory for the general population, aged 12 years and above, in indoor areas where there is an increased gathering of people, as these areas have been defined in announcements by the Ministry of Health.

It is clarified that the use of face-mask in indoor areas with increased public gathering is optional for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Decree on mandatory use of protective mask is extended

Limassol takes additional measures to deal with the pandemic: 1. Intensification of spraying in both municipal and public areas as well as areas that constitute hearths of outbreaks of the virus (ie. bus stops, garbage cans, etc); 2. Suspension of operation of playgrounds in the Molos Embankment, in the Municipal Gardens and in the public squares of Anagennisi and Filellinon; 3. Measures to regulate pedestrian traffic in the Molos Embankment with signs and a dividing strip for pedestrian traffic; 4. Very strict measures and meticulous supervision in all open public events of the Municipality with application of all measures provided in the relevant protocols; 5. Very strict surveillance of street markets.

Ministry publishes protocols for children’s play areas

Ministry eases rules on number of swimmers in pools: outdoor pools can have one swimmer for every 2.5 square metres of surface water and for indoor pools, one for every five square metres.

Under the revised rules that come into effect tomorrow, the social distancing requirement remains in force. However, establishments can now serve a maximum of 100 people inside and 200 people outside. They cannot serve more, even if they have the space required by the distancing rule, the ministry clarified. The ministry added that the above arrangements will be reassessed based on the epidemiological indices.

Cinemas, theaters can reopen on July 1

Phase three of the relaxation of restrictions gets underway today with the opening of swimming pools under stringent new hygiene protocols

Public and private kindergartens reopen on June 9, the Education Ministry said on Wednesday, citing an earlier decision by the Council of Ministers.

Ministry unveils beach rules ahead of tomorrow’s opening
The Forestry Department said on Friday that access to picnic sites is allowed for maximum 10 people per group (underage children inclusive)

Driving tests will start again on June 1 with new rules requiring teachers, candidates and examiners to wear a mask in the vehicle.

– Church services and other forms of religious worship in churches, mosques and other places of worship are permitted, provided that protocols on hygiene, as determined by the Ministry of Health, are strictly adhered to (from June 1).
– Operation and access to organised beaches will be permitted (from June 1).
– Visit to parks, open space playgrounds, squares, marinas etc. will be permitted, provided no more than 10 persons are gathered at any time (from May 21)

From 4 May public and the wider public sector will be fully operational, with the return of all the employees at their work.
Exercise of religion will be permitted in churches, mosques and other places of worship, provided that there are no more than 10 persons present.
The decree on weddings, christenings and funerals remains in force. As of June 1, church services and other forms of religious worship in churches, mosques and other places of worship are permitted included weddings, christenings, and funerals
From June 9 to July 13 hotels, beaches (provided distances), open air theatres and cinemas, gyms, sports tournaments (no fans), summer programmes of private tertiary education will be reopen
From July 14 theaters and indoor cinemas, festivals and concerts, casinos, children’s play areas indoors and outdoors.

The plan will then go to the Council of Ministers for approval on Wednesday with all indications that the first relaxation in the measures will be introduced on May 4. The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. As from tomorrow Tuesday at 6 a.m. the operation of the following services is also suspended:
Tourist and travel agencies.
Aircraft provision services, with the exception of those relating to the service of flights which are exceptionally approved by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works as well as cargo flights.
The number of persons including the driver during taxi rides, in private cars and/or in other vehicles shall not exceed three persons. Suspension of building sites with the exception of social utility projects that will obtain a special permit from the Minister of Transport. All visits to patients in private and public hospitals island-wide are prohibited, effective on March 18 and until further notice.
In addition, and based on the decree announced by the Minister of Health on March 15, all scheduled surgeries and admissions are suspended from March 16 to March 31, provided that no human life is at risk. Cyprus Post said on Monday that postal services will be suspended for all countries except Greece for all services, except the Quickpost courier service.

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Full Restrictions

  • Cyprus The Cypriot authorities have announced that travellers from France, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, and Uruguay are now exempted from double testing, and quarantine requirements as the countries have been removed from the red category.

    However, arrivals from the orange category, where the countries mentioned above belong, still have to provide a PCR performed 72 hours before arrival to enter Cyprus, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    The orange category includes the following countries:

    EU member states: Denmark, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Finland
    Microstates: Andorra, Vatican City
    Schengen members: Iceland
    Third countries: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Kuwait, Bahrein, Singapore
    According to the weekly epidemiological risk assessment, Latvia and Romania have been removed from the orange category, as the countries’ infection rates with COVID-19 have surged. From Monday, September 27, travellers from these countries have to present a PCR test carried out 72 hours before departure and undergo quarantine requirement for 14 days, or perform a self-purchased test upon reaching the country, in order to prevent self-isolation.

    The remaining countries on the red countries or high-risk countries include the following:

    EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia
    Microstates: Monaco, San Marino
    Schengen members: Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Norway
    Third countries: Egypt, Armenia, Georgia, United States of America, United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, Canada, Belarus, Lebanon, South Korea, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia
    Compared to the previous risk assessment, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Moldova are no longer considered red countries.

    No changes have been applied to the green category, which, as the following list indicates, remains the same:

    EU member states: Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic
    Third countries: Australia, Jordan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia
    However, travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from the disease are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements. The country has also successfully connected to the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate gateway, allowing vaccinated and recovered travellers to move freely across the EU by digitally or physically presenting the document.

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    28.09.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Persons traveling from “GREEN” countries will not need to demonstrate a negative PCR test for COVID-19 when traveling to Cyprus; they only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass and provide certain information and solemn declarations. 

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

     Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    Persons traveling from “ORANGE” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following persons will be allowed to be exempted from the provision to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus,and undergo a lab test (PCR test) at their own expense, upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus. However, they need to self-isolate until they get a negative result:

    Cypriot citizens and members of their families (foreign spouses and children) or Legal residents of the Republic, who meet at least one of the following conditions:

    1. a)havereceived at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Republic of Cyprus.
    2. b)cannotbe vaccinated for medical reasons, and are holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health.
    3. c)areminors between the ages of 12 and 15.

    Persons traveling from “RED” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. They will also need to pay for and undergo a molecular PCR test upon arrival to Cyprus, the cost of which is 15 Euros at Larnaca airport and 19 Euros at Paphos airport; results of the test will be available within 3 hours on the digital platform www.covid-testcyprus.com. Children, who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following categories from “RED” countries may opt to be tested only upon arrival in Cyprus (at their own expense), without the necessity to provide a pre-departure test:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents) who have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Republic of Cyprus or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, and are holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health or they are minors between the ages of 12 and 15;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    These persons may choose to undergo one lab test, namely upon their arrival to Cyprus, but must then remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation for a minimum of 72 hours from the time of their arrival. After the 72 hour self-isolation, they must undergo a second PCR test for Covid-19, again at their own expense. They are released from self-isolation after a negative test result which must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform.

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    Travel from “GREY” countries is allowed only for:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children);
    2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus
    3. EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland;
    4. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention.
    5. Citizens of third countries, provided they obtain prior special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the Infectious Diseases Decree (N.2/2021 8.1.21), as amended. The application for a Special Permission must be submitted on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/specialpermission).

    Note: European Union citizens, citizens of European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), citizens of Switzerland and citizens of third countries, must undergo a molecular test prior to departure, as stipulated above.

    The other categories of passengers have the choice of either taking the test prior to their departure or taking it upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense.

    Persons traveling from GREY countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. In addition, they will remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for fourteen (14) days or a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for seven (7) days, provided they undergo another PCR test for Covid-19 on the 7th day, at their own expense. The result of the lab test must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    It should be noted that the Republic of Cyprus still reserves the right to randomly test any arriving flight.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (02/08/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol Cyprus

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Persons traveling from “GREEN” countries will not need to demonstrate a negative PCR test for COVID-19 when traveling to Cyprus; they only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass and provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

     Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    Persons traveling from “ORANGE” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following persons will be allowed to be exempted from the provision to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus,and undergo a lab test (PCR test) at their own expense, upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus. However, they need to self-isolate until they get a negative result:

    Cypriot citizens and members of their families (foreign spouses and children) or Legal residents of the Republic, who meet at least one of the following conditions:
    a) havereceived at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Republic of Cyprus.
    b) cannotbe vaccinated for medical reasons, and are holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health.
    c) areminors between the ages of 12 and 15.

    Persons traveling from “RED” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. They will also need to pay for and undergo a molecular PCR test upon arrival to Cyprus, the cost of which is 15 Euros at Larnaca airport and 19 Euros at Paphos airport; results of the test will be available within 3 hours on the digital platform www.covid-testcyprus.com. Children, who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following categories from “RED” countries may opt to be tested only upon arrival in Cyprus (at their own expense), without the necessity to provide a pre-departure test:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents) who have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Republic of Cyprus or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, and are holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health or they are minors between the ages of 12 and 15;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    These persons may choose to undergo one lab test, namely upon their arrival to Cyprus, but must then remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation for a minimum of 72 hours from the time of their arrival. After the 72 hour self-isolation, they must undergo a second PCR test for Covid-19, again at their own expense. They are released from self-isolation after a negative test result which must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform.

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    Travel from “GREY” countries is allowed only for:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children);
    2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    3. EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland;
    4. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention;
    5. Citizens of third countries, provided they obtain prior special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the Infectious Diseases Decree (N.2/2021 8.1.21), as amended. The application for a Special Permission must be submitted on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/specialpermission).

    Note: European Union citizens, citizens of European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), citizens of Switzerland and citizens of third countries, must undergo a molecular test prior to departure, as stipulated above.

    The other categories of passengers have the choice of either taking the test prior to their departure or taking it upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense.

    Persons traveling from GREY countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. In addition, they will remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for fourteen (14) days or a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for seven (7) days, provided they undergo another PCR test for Covid-19 on the 7th day, at their own expense. The result of the lab test must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    If the web electronic platform is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance, travellers need to complete by hand and carry with them the Passenger Locator Form.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

    It should be noted that the Republic of Cyprus still reserves the right to randomly test any arriving flight.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (02/08/2021)
    COVID-19 Destination Protocol Cyprus
    Issuance of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for individuals who have been vaccinated or have tested positive for the virus in countries outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00 Cyprus Time) at 1474 (calls within Cyprus) and at +357 22 285757 (calls from abroad). This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Also, a dedicated email address has been set up for this purpose at travel2021@visitcyprus.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross.
    If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months.
    To qualify for a SafePass, visitors to Cyprus are required to take a PCR or antigen (rapid) test on day 7 following their arrival into the country and then a PCR or rapid test every 72 hours thereafter, unless able to provide proof of either: having received two doses of the vaccine; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months.
    You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.
    *Quarantine hotels: If you test positive for COVID-19 you may have to enter a quarantine hotel. The Cypriot authorities will pay the cost of your quarantine. Make sure you have access to funds to cover the costs or take out insurance, checking the policy has adequate cover.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    26.08.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Persons traveling from “GREEN” countries will not need to demonstrate a negative PCR test for COVID-19 when traveling to Cyprus; they only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass and provide certain information and solemn declarations. 

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

     Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    Persons traveling from “ORANGE” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following persons will be allowed to be exempted from the provision to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus,and undergo a lab test (PCR test) at their own expense, upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus. However, they need to self-isolate until they get a negative result:

    Cypriot citizens and members of their families (foreign spouses and children) or Legal residents of the Republic, who meet at least one of the following conditions:
    a) have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by theRepublic of Cyprus.
    b) cannot be vaccinated for medicalreasons, andare holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health.
    c) are minors between the ages of 12 and 15.

    Persons traveling from “RED” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. They will also need to pay for and undergo a molecular PCR test upon arrival to Cyprus, the cost of which is 15 Euros at Larnaca airport and 19 Euros at Paphos airport; results of the test will be available within 3 hours on the digital platform www.covid-testcyprus.com. Children, who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following categories from “RED” countries may opt to be tested only upon arrival in Cyprus (at their own expense), without the necessity to provide a pre-departure test:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents) who have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Republic of Cyprus or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, and are holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health or they are minors between the ages of 12 and 15;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    These persons may choose to undergo one lab test, namely upon their arrival to Cyprus, but must then remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation for a minimum of 72 hours from the time of their arrival. After the 72 hour self-isolation, they must undergo a second PCR test for Covid-19, again at their own expense. They are released from self-isolation after a negative test result which must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform.

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    Travel from “GREY” countries is allowed only for:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children);
    2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus
    3. EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland;
    4. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention.
    5. Citizens of third countries, provided they obtain prior special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the Infectious Diseases Decree (N.2/2021 8.1.21), as amended. The application for a Special Permission must be submitted on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/specialpermission).

    Note: European Union citizens, citizens of European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), citizens of Switzerland and citizens of third countries, must undergo a molecular test prior to departure, as stipulated above.

    The other categories of passengers have the choice of either taking the test prior to their departure or taking it upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense.

    Persons traveling from GREY countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. In addition, they will remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for fourteen (14) days or a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for seven (7) days, provided they undergo another PCR test for Covid-19 on the 7th day, at their own expense. The result of the lab test must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (02/08/2021)
    COVID-19 Destination Protocol Cyprus

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Persons traveling from “GREEN” countries will not need to demonstrate a negative PCR test for COVID-19 when traveling to Cyprus; they only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass and provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

     Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    Persons traveling from “ORANGE” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following persons will be allowed to be exempted from the provision to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus,and undergo a lab test (PCR test) at their own expense, upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus. However, they need to self-isolate until they get a negative result:

    Cypriot citizens and members of their families (foreign spouses and children) or Legal residents of the Republic, who meet at least one of the following conditions:
    a) have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Republic of Cyprus.
    b) cannot be vaccinated for medicalreasons, andare holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health.
    c) are minors between the ages of 12 and 15.

    Persons traveling from “RED” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. They will also need to pay for and undergo a molecular PCR test upon arrival to Cyprus, the cost of which is 15 Euros at Larnaca airport and 19 Euros at Paphos airport; results of the test will be available within 3 hours on the digital platform www.covid-testcyprus.com. Children, who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following categories from “RED” countries may opt to be tested only upon arrival in Cyprus (at their own expense), without the necessity to provide a pre-departure test:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents) who have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Republic of Cyprus or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, and are holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health or they are minors between the ages of 12 and 15;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    These persons may choose to undergo one lab test, namely upon their arrival to Cyprus, but must then remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation for a minimum of 72 hours from the time of their arrival. After the 72 hour self-isolation, they must undergo a second PCR test for Covid-19, again at their own expense. They are released from self-isolation after a negative test result which must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform.

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    Travel from “GREY” countries is allowed only for:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children);
    2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    3. EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland;
    4. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention;
    5. Citizens of third countries, provided they obtain prior special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the Infectious Diseases Decree (N.2/2021 8.1.21), as amended. The application for a Special Permission must be submitted on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/specialpermission).

    Note: European Union citizens, citizens of European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), citizens of Switzerland and citizens of third countries, must undergo a molecular test prior to departure, as stipulated above.

    The other categories of passengers have the choice of either taking the test prior to their departure or taking it upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense.

    Persons traveling from GREY countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. In addition, they will remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for fourteen (14) days or a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for seven (7) days, provided they undergo another PCR test for Covid-19 on the 7th day, at their own expense. The result of the lab test must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    If the web electronic platform is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance, travellers need to complete by hand and carry with them the Passenger Locator Form.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (02/08/2021)
    COVID-19 Destination Protocol Cyprus
    Issuance of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for individuals who have been vaccinated or have tested positive for the virus in countries outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00 Cyprus Time) at 1474 (calls within Cyprus) and at +357 22 285757 (calls from abroad). This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Also, a dedicated email address has been set up for this purpose at travel2021@visitcyprus.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    **Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross.
    If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months.
    To qualify for a SafePass, visitors to Cyprus are required to take a PCR or antigen (rapid) test on day 7 following their arrival into the country and then a PCR or rapid test every 72 hours thereafter, unless able to provide proof of either: having received two doses of the vaccine; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months.
    You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.
    *Quarantine hotels: If you test positive for COVID-19 you may have to enter a quarantine hotel. The Cypriot authorities will pay the cost of your quarantine. Make sure you have access to funds to cover the costs or take out insurance, checking the policy has adequate cover.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    20.08.2021
  • Cyprus Who Can Enter Cyprus?
    Based on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the country updates a risk assessment list every Monday, listing world countries under three different categories, which set out the rules for travellers reaching Cyprus from each country

    Green represents low-risk countries, orange represents moderately high-risk, and red countries being a very-high risk zone, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    The latest risk assessment issued by the Cypriot government indicates that green countries, travellers of which are free of any testing or self-isolation requirements, includes the following:

    Germany
    Croatia
    Hungary
    Poland
    Romania
    Slovakia
    Czech Republic
    Australia
    Jordan
    Canada
    New Zealand
    Singapore
    However, besides green countries, fully vaccinated travellers, regardless of their nationality, are permitted to travel to the Republic of Cyprus without isolation or testing requirements. However, a required form must be filled in within 24 hours before reaching the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers Who Can Enter But Need COVID-19 Test Results

    Unlike the green category travellers, those arriving from orange countries must present a negative PCR test certificate, indicating the holder tested negative for Coronavirus within the last 72 hours before coming to Cyprus.

    Orange category countries, as the most recent risk assessment list indicates, are the following:

    Austria
    Bulgaria
    Greece
    Italy
    Latvia
    Luxembourg
    Slovenia
    Finland
    Vatican City
    Lichtenstein,
    Norway
    North Macedonia
    Canada
    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    Qatar
    China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
    Bahrein
    Saudi Arabia
    Passengers arriving from orange countries that are Cypriot citizens and family members, legally reside in the island, or are eligible to enter due to Vienna Convention rules may undergo medical examinations upon arrival.

    Also, people whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service, after being issued a document by the Cypriot Ministry of Health, can carry one out, but its expenses should be covered by the passenger, who should remain self-isolated until the result is announced.

    Who Is Eligible to Enter Cyprus, But Has to Undergo Strict Entry Rules?

    Travellers arriving from the red category countries can enter only for absolutely essential purposes. They must undergo double-testing requirements, meaning the traveller must present a PCR negative test certificate taken 72 hours before entering Cyprus and carry out a second test upon their arrival. Moreover, the traveller must cover the examination expenses and end self-isolation once the test result is issued.

    The red category countries as the following list presents include:

    Belgium
    France
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Ireland
    Spain
    Lithuania
    Malta
    Netherlands
    Portugal
    Sweden
    Andorra
    Monaco
    San Marino
    Switzerland
    Iceland
    Azerbaijan
    Egypt
    Albania
    Armenia
    Georgia
    United Arab Emirates
    United States of America
    United Kingdom
    Japan
    Israel
    Kuwait
    Belarus
    Lebanon
    Montenegro
    Moldova
    Brunei
    South Korea
    Ukraine
    Russia
    Serbia
    Besides travellers from red countries, “Grey” zone arrivals, which can only fly to Cyprus under special permission, are also banned and must undergo a mandatory self-isolation requirement for 14 days. This time can be shortened by taking a PCR test on the seventh day of the quarantine. Those who have resulted positive for Coronavirus will be quarantined for 14 days, and children under the age of 12 are not obliged to get tested.

    Rules for Travelling to Cyprus From August & On

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    17.08.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Persons traveling from “GREEN” countries will not need to demonstrate a negative PCR test for COVID-19 when traveling to Cyprus; they only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass and provide certain information and solemn declarations. 

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

     Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    Persons traveling from “ORANGE” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following persons will be allowed to be exempted from the provision to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus,and undergo a lab test (PCR test) at their own expense, upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus. However, they need to self-isolate until they get a negative result:

    Cypriot citizens and members of their families (foreign spouses and children) or Legal residents of the Republic, who meet at least one of the following conditions:
    a) have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by theRepublic of Cyprus.
    b) cannot be vaccinated for medicalreasons, andare holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health.
    c) are minors between the ages of 12 and 15.

    Persons traveling from “RED” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. They will also need to pay for and undergo a molecular PCR test upon arrival to Cyprus, the cost of which is 15 Euros at Larnaca airport and 19 Euros at Paphos airport; results of the test will be available within 3 hours on the digital platform www.covid-testcyprus.com. Children, who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following categories from “RED” countries may opt to be tested only upon arrival in Cyprus (at their own expense), without the necessity to provide a pre-departure test:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents) who have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Republic of Cyprus or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, and are holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health or they are minors between the ages of 12 and 15;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    These persons may choose to undergo one lab test, namely upon their arrival to Cyprus, but must then remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation for a minimum of 72 hours from the time of their arrival. After the 72 hour self-isolation, they must undergo a second PCR test for Covid-19, again at their own expense. They are released from self-isolation after a negative test result which must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform.

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    Travel from “GREY” countries is allowed only for:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children);
    2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus
    3. EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland;
    4. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention.
    5. Citizens of third countries, provided they obtain prior special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the Infectious Diseases Decree (N.2/2021 8.1.21), as amended. The application for a Special Permission must be submitted on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/specialpermission).

    Note: European Union citizens, citizens of European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), citizens of Switzerland and citizens of third countries, must undergo a molecular test prior to departure, as stipulated above.

    The other categories of passengers have the choice of either taking the test prior to their departure or taking it upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense.

    Persons traveling from GREY countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. In addition, they will remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for fourteen (14) days or a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for seven (7) days, provided they undergo another PCR test for Covid-19 on the 7th day, at their own expense. The result of the lab test must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (02/08/2021)
    COVID-19 Destination Protocol Cyprus

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Persons traveling from “GREEN” countries will not need to demonstrate a negative PCR test for COVID-19 when traveling to Cyprus; they only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass and provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

     Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    Persons traveling from “ORANGE” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following persons will be allowed to be exempted from the provision to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus,and undergo a lab test (PCR test) at their own expense, upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus. However, they need to self-isolate until they get a negative result:

    Cypriot citizens and members of their families (foreign spouses and children) or Legal residents of the Republic, who meet at least one of the following conditions:
    a) have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Republic of Cyprus.
    b) cannot be vaccinated for medicalreasons, andare holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health.
    c) are minors between the ages of 12 and 15.

    Persons traveling from “RED” countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. They will also need to pay for and undergo a molecular PCR test upon arrival to Cyprus, the cost of which is 15 Euros at Larnaca airport and 19 Euros at Paphos airport; results of the test will be available within 3 hours on the digital platform www.covid-testcyprus.com. Children, who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

    The following categories from “RED” countries may opt to be tested only upon arrival in Cyprus (at their own expense), without the necessity to provide a pre-departure test:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents) who have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Republic of Cyprus or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, and are holders of a relevant medical certificate issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Health or they are minors between the ages of 12 and 15;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    These persons may choose to undergo one lab test, namely upon their arrival to Cyprus, but must then remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation for a minimum of 72 hours from the time of their arrival. After the 72 hour self-isolation, they must undergo a second PCR test for Covid-19, again at their own expense. They are released from self-isolation after a negative test result which must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform.

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    Travel from “GREY” countries is allowed only for:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children);
    2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    3. EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland;
    4. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention;
    5. Citizens of third countries, provided they obtain prior special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the Infectious Diseases Decree (N.2/2021 8.1.21), as amended. The application for a Special Permission must be submitted on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/specialpermission).

    Note: European Union citizens, citizens of European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), citizens of Switzerland and citizens of third countries, must undergo a molecular test prior to departure, as stipulated above.

    The other categories of passengers have the choice of either taking the test prior to their departure or taking it upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense.

    Persons traveling from GREY countries are required to undergo a molecular test (PCR test) at a certified lab, with the sample taken during the last 72 hours prior to the flight departure, and upload a certificate that demonstrates a negative PCR for COVID-19, on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. In addition, they will remain in a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for fourteen (14) days or a status of obligatory self-isolation / quarantine for seven (7) days, provided they undergo another PCR test for Covid-19 on the 7th day, at their own expense. The result of the lab test must be submitted online to the CyprusFlightPass platform. Children who arrive in Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from testing. All travelers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass where they will be asked to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    If the web electronic platform is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance, travellers need to complete by hand and carry with them the Passenger Locator Form.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (02/08/2021)
    COVID-19 Destination Protocol Cyprus
    Issuance of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for individuals who have been vaccinated or have tested positive for the virus in countries outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00 Cyprus Time) at 1474 (calls within Cyprus) and at +357 22 285757 (calls from abroad). This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Also, a dedicated email address has been set up for this purpose at travel2021@visitcyprus.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross.
    If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply, refer to additional .
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months.
    To qualify for a SafePass, visitors to Cyprus are required to take a PCR or antigen (rapid) test on day 7 following their arrival into the country and then a PCR or rapid test every 72 hours thereafter, unless able to provide proof of either: having received two doses of the vaccine; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months.
    You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.
    *Quarantine hotels: If you test positive for COVID-19 you may have to enter a quarantine hotel. The government will not cover mandatory quarantine costs for foreign nationals. In Cyprus, the Cypriot authorities will pay the cost of your quarantine.
    EHIC or GHIC cards cannot be used to cover any additional expenses you incur whilst staying in a quarantine hotel. Make sure you have access to funds to cover the costs or take out insurance, checking the policy has adequate cover.
    If you have or are entitled to an EHIC or GHIC and you need medical treatment while staying at a quarantine hotel, the UK government will fund treatment as usual through the EHIC/GHIC scheme.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    06.08.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any test requirement.

    These travellers only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass.

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense, and shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result (approximately 3 hours). The following categories from “RED” countries may opt to be tested only upon arrival in Cyprus (at their own expense), without the necessity to provide a pre-departure test:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREY” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under 12 years are exempted from the testing requirement, regardless of the epidemiological situation of the country of origin.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (26/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any test requirement.

    These travellers only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass.

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense, and shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result (approximately 3 hours). The following categories from “RED” countries may opt to be tested only upon arrival in Cyprus (at their own expense), without the necessity to provide a pre-departure test:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREY” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under 12 years are exempted from the testing requirement, regardless of the epidemiological situation of the country of origin.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    If the web electronic platform is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance, travellers need to complete by hand and carry with them the Passenger Locator Form.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (26/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Issuance of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for individuals who have been vaccinated or have tested positive for the virus in countries outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00 Cyprus Time) at 1474 (calls within Cyprus) and at +357 22 285757 (calls from abroad). This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Also, a dedicated email address has been set up for this purpose at travel2021@visitcyprus.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross.
    If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    02.08.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any test requirement.

    These travellers only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass.

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense, and shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result (approximately 3 hours). The following categories from “RED” countries may opt to be tested only upon arrival in Cyprus (at their own expense), without the necessity to provide a pre-departure test:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREY” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under 12 years are exempted from the testing requirement, regardless of the epidemiological situation of the country of origin.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (26/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any test requirement.

    These travellers only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass.

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense, and shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result (approximately 3 hours). The following categories from “RED” countries may opt to be tested only upon arrival in Cyprus (at their own expense), without the necessity to provide a pre-departure test:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREY” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under 12 years are exempted from the testing requirement, regardless of the epidemiological situation of the country of origin.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    If the web electronic platform is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance, travellers need to complete by hand and carry with them the Passenger Locator Form.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (26/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Issuance of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for individuals who have been vaccinated or have tested positive for the virus in countries outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00 Cyprus Time) at 1474 (calls within Cyprus) and at +357 22 285757 (calls from abroad). This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Also, a dedicated email address has been set up for this purpose at travel2021@visitcyprus.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross.
    If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    01.08.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any test requirement.

    These travellers only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass.

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    Travellers from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result (approximately 3 hours). People arriving from “RED” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended. The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREY” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (26/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expense):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    Travellers from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result (approximately 3 hours). People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended. The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform.

    Travellers from countries classified as “GREY must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period. The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform.

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    If the web electronic platform is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance, travellers need to complete by hand and carry with them the Passenger Locator Form.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (26/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Issuance of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for individuals who have been vaccinated or have tested positive for the virus in countries outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00 Cyprus Time) at 1474 (calls within Cyprus) and at +357 22 285757 (calls from abroad). This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Also, a dedicated email address has been set up for this purpose at travel2021@visitcyprus.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross.
    If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    30.07.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any test requirement.

    These travellers only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass.

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    Travellers from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result (approximately 3 hours). People arriving from “RED” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended. The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREY” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (26/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expense):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    Travellers from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result (approximately 3 hours). People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended. The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform.

    Travellers from countries classified as “GREY must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period. The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform.

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    If the web electronic platform is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance, travellers need to complete by hand and carry with them the Passenger Locator Form.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (26/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Issuance of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for individuals who have been vaccinated or have tested positive for the virus in countries outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00 Cyprus Time) at 1474 (calls within Cyprus) and at +357 22 285757 (calls from abroad). This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Also, a dedicated email address has been set up for this purpose at travel2021@visitcyprus.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross. If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply, refer to additional details under Entry to Cyprus.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.

    Read more
    28.07.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any test requirement.

    These travellers only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass.

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    Travellers from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result (approximately 3 hours). People arriving from “RED” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended. The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREY” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (19/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expense):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    Travellers from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result (approximately 3 hours). People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended. The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform.

    Travellers from countries classified as “GREY must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period. The test result must be uploaded on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform.

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    If the web electronic platform is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance, travellers need to complete by hand and carry with them the Passenger Locator Form.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (19/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Issuance of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for individuals who have been vaccinated or have tested positive for the virus in countries outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00 Cyprus Time) at 1474 (calls within Cyprus) and at +357 22 285757 (calls from abroad). This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Also, a dedicated email address has been set up for this purpose at travel2021@visitcyprus.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross. If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply, refer to additional details under Entry to Cyprus.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.

    Read more
    26.07.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Therefore, a separate evaluation is only carried out by Cyprus for countries not included on these lists.

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. For Categories Green, Orange and Red, please see here: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any test requirement.

    These travellers only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass.

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “RED” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREY”

    Travel from “GREY” countries, is allowed only for:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children)
    2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus
    3. EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland
    4. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREY” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    In addition, they must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (19/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “GREEN”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “GREEN”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “GREEN” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the flight departure.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “RED” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “ORANGE” or “RED” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travel from “GREY” countries, is allowed only for:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children)
    2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus
    3. EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland
    4. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention;
    5. Citizens of third countries, provided they obtain prior special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the Infectious Diseases Decree (N.2/2021 8.1.21), as amended. The application for a Special Permission must be submitted on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/specialpermission

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “GREY” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    In addition, they must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/home and https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (19/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Issuance of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for individuals who have been vaccinated or have tested positive for the virus in countries outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00 Cyprus Time) at 1474 (calls within Cyprus) and at +357 22 285757 (calls from abroad). This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Also, a dedicated email address has been set up for this purpose at travel2021@visitcyprus.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross. If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply, refer to additional details under Entry to Cyprus.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.

    Read more
    22.07.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Therefore, a separate evaluation is only carried out by Cyprus for countries not included on these lists.

    Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. For Categories Green, Orange and Red, please see here: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy

    The following entry requirements apply:

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any test requirement.

    These travellers only need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “orange and “red”

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “grey”

    Travel from “grey” countries, is allowed only for:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children)
    2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus
    3. EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland
    4. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    In addition, they must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (19/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expense.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travel from “grey” countries, is allowed only for:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children)
    2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus
    3. EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland
    4. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention;
    5. Citizens of third countries, provided they obtain prior special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the Infectious Diseases Decree (N.2/2021 8.1.21), as amended. The application for a Special Permission must be submitted on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/specialpermission

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    In addition, they must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempted from the testing requirement.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/home and https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (19/07/2021)

    COVID-19 Destination Protocol_Cyprus

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross. If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply, refer to additional details under Entry to Cyprus.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.

    Read more
    19.07.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (12/07/2021)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/home and https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (12/07/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross. If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply, refer to additional details under Entry to Cyprus.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.

    Read more
    12.07.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (05/07/2021)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 48 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/home and https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 (05/07/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross. If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply, refer to additional details under Entry to Cyprus.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.

    Read more
    09.07.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (05/07/2021)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (28/06/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross. If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply, refer to additional details under Entry to Cyprus.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.

    Read more
    06.07.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (28/06/2021)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (28/06/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross. If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply, refer to additional details under Entry to Cyprus.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.

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    05.07.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: In line with a UN statement, all crossing points between the Republic and the north re-opened on 4 June 2021 subject to a Red, Orange, Green categorisation system. Under current conditions, Orange status applies which means that all categories of traveller must present a negative PCR or Antigen (rapid) test result, taken within the last 7 days, in order to cross. If you have been in the UK within 14 days of travel to Cyprus, and wish to cross to the north further conditions apply, refer to additional details under Entry to Cyprus.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You will need a SafePass to enter specified areas including malls, catering establishments, some sports facilities etc. The SafePass requires individuals to provide proof of either: a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times. There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.

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    29.06.2021
  • Cyprus 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
    Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,
    Sweden and Switzerland; – residents of Cyprus; – passengers arriving from Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.),
    Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea
    (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian
    Fed., Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Vatican
    City (Holy See); – spouses and children of nationals of Cyprus; – passengers with a vaccination certificate issued in Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium,
    Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait,
    Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia,
    Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Vatican City (Holy See). Details can be found at
    https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/vaccinated-passengers .

    2. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained at most 24 hours before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .

    3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure. – This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 12 years; – passengers arriving
    from Australia, Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep.), Malta, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia or Singapore; – nationals and residents of Cyprus if arriving from Andorra, Armenia, Austria,
    Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China),
    Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
    Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Vatican
    City (Holy See); – passengers with a vaccination certificate issued in Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark,
    Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
    Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine,
    United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Vatican City (Holy See). Details can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/vaccinated-passengers .

    4. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense and quarantine. More details can be found at
    https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/uploads/03052021_epidemiological_assessmentEN.pdf and https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories . – This does not apply to passengers
    younger than 12 years.

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    16.06.2021
  • Cyprus Cyprus’ authorities have announced new changes made on the list of COVID-19 affected countries, which took effect yesterday, June 14.

    The authorities established that travellers from Poland and Romania will be exempted from the testing and self-isolation requirement when entering Cyprus, as the countries moved from the orange category to the green one, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    At the same time, all persons travelling from Japan to Cyprus now will only have to provide a negative Coronavirus test result when entering the country, as Japan moved from the red list to the orange list. The negative test result should not be older than 72 hours at the time of departure.

    In contrast, arrivals from Croatia and Spain are now required to undergo double COVID-19 testing, one before and another one after arrival in Cyprus, as well as stay quarantined since the countries moved from the orange list to the red one.

    Previously, arrivals from Croatia and Spain were exempted from the quarantine requirement when entering Cyprus.

    “The following categorization of countries, based on the epidemiological risk assessment, is extremely dynamic and may be modified at any moment as the pandemic evolves and the epidemiological data changes. For this reason, new data will be announced, and the list of countries will be updated frequently,” the press release of the Government reads.

    Except for Poland and Romania that were recently added to the list of countries with low infections rates, the green list already includes the following countries:

    European Union Member States: Malta
    Schengen Area countries: Iceland
    Third countries: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Israel
    “It is noted that passengers coming from the Green Category countries are not required to hold a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate,” the authorities highlighted.

    The orange list of countries, which represents territories with a moderate COVID-19 risk, except for Japan, also include:

    European Union Member States: Portugal, Ireland, Finland, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, and Luxembourg
    Schengen Area countries: Norway
    Third countries: China, the UK, and the US
    As for the red list of countries, except for Croatia and Spain that moved yesterday, the list already includes:

    European Union Member States: Belgium, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Denmark, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Sweden.
    Microstates: Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, and San Marino
    Schengen Area countries: Switzerland and Liechtenstein
    Third countries: Rwanda, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Qatar, Serbia, Thailand, Armenia, Georgia, Bahrein, Kuwait, and Canada.

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    15.06.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Government updates list of COVID-19 affected countries (Schengen Visa Info, 25.05.2021). Cyprus authorities to allow restriction-free entry for arrivals from Iceland, move Slovakia to red category as list of COVID-19 affected countries updated (Schengen Visa Info, 19.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the following list of countries, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the following list of countries, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    As of 10 May, the latest curfew on movement is in place from 11pm until 5am (with few exceptions) while other restrictive measures continue, including the use of a SafePass/CoronaPass to enter specified areas including, for example, malls, catering establishments, some athletic facilities etc. The SafePass/CoronaPass requires individuals to provide proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays. The UK entered Cyprus’ Amber category on 29 April. Passengers coming from Amber Category countries are required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure and provide proof of a negative result. The following categories of passengers may opt to take a laboratory test only upon their arrival in the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense and subject to self-isolation until a negative result is obtained.

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    26.05.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Cyprus authorities to allow restriction-free entry for arrivals from Iceland, move Slovakia to red category as list of COVID-19 affected countries updated (Schengen Visa Info, 19.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the following list of countries, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the following list of countries, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    As of 10 May, the latest curfew on movement is in place from 11pm until 5am (with few exceptions) while other restrictive measures continue, including the use of a SafePass/CoronaPass to enter specified areas including, for example, malls, catering establishments, some athletic facilities etc. The SafePass/CoronaPass requires individuals to provide proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays. The UK entered Cyprus’ Amber category on 29 April. Passengers coming from Amber Category countries are required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure and provide proof of a negative result. The following categories of passengers may opt to take a laboratory test only upon their arrival in the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense and subject to self-isolation until a negative result is obtained.

    Read more
    20.05.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Slovakia nationals no longer need to quarantine upon arrival in Cyprus; Cyprus government re-issues COVID-19 risk list for multiple countries (Schengen Visa Info, 11.05.2021). Government will reopen to vaccinated tourists from 65 countries starting 10 May (France 24, 26.04.2021). Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the following list of countries, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the following list of countries, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    As of 10 May, the latest curfew on movement is in place from 11pm until 5am (with few exceptions) while other restrictive measures continue, including the use of a SafePass/CoronaPass to enter specified areas including, for example, malls, catering establishments, some athletic facilities etc. The SafePass/CoronaPass requires individuals to provide proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays. The UK entered Cyprus’ Amber category on 29 April. Passengers coming from Amber Category countries are required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure and provide proof of a negative result. The following categories of passengers may opt to take a laboratory test only upon their arrival in the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense and subject to self-isolation until a negative result is obtained.

    Read more
    19.05.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Slovakia nationals no longer need to quarantine upon arrival in Cyprus; Cyprus government re-issues COVID-19 risk list for multiple countries (Schengen Visa Info, 11.05.2021). Government will reopen to vaccinated tourists from 65 countries starting 10 May (France 24, 26.04.2021). Government to introduce two-week lockdown from 26 April, brings forward nighttime curfew because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the following list of countries, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    vaccination-benefits Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the following list of countries, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers.

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    As of 10 May, the latest curfew on movement is in place from 11pm until 5am (with few exceptions) while other restrictive measures continue, including the use of a SafePass/CoronaPass to enter specified areas including, for example, malls, catering establishments, some athletic facilities etc. The SafePass/CoronaPass requires individuals to provide proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays. The UK entered Cyprus’ Amber category on 29 April. Passengers coming from Amber Category countries are required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure and provide proof of a negative result. The following categories of passengers may opt to take a laboratory test only upon their arrival in the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense and subject to self-isolation until a negative result is obtained.

    Read more
    18.05.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Slovakia nationals no longer need to quarantine upon arrival in Cyprus; Cyprus government re-issues COVID-19 risk list for multiple countries (Schengen Visa Info, 11.05.2021). Government will reopen to vaccinated tourists from 65 countries starting 10 May (France 24, 26.04.2021). Government to introduce two-week lockdown from 26 April, brings forward nighttime curfew because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated in Cyprus, Israel or the United Kingdom.

    These passengers, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the countries referred above, regardless of their nationality, will be able to travel to the Republic of Cyprus from any country independently of its category (green, orange, red or grey), without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus.

    Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated in Cyprus, Israel or the United Kingdom.

    These passengers, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the countries referred above, regardless of their nationality, will be able to travel to the Republic of Cyprus from any country independently of its category (green, orange, red or grey), without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus.

    Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    As of 10 May, the latest curfew on movement is in place from 11pm until 5am (with few exceptions) while other restrictive measures continue, including the use of a SafePass/CoronaPass to enter specified areas including, for example, malls, catering establishments, some athletic facilities etc. The SafePass/CoronaPass requires individuals to provide proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours; at least one dose of the vaccine received at least 3 weeks prior; or having contracted coronavirus in the past 6 months. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on this information page and more generally, including on SafePass/CoronaPass, on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays. The UK entered Cyprus’ Amber category on 29 April. Passengers coming from Amber Category countries are required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure and provide proof of a negative result. The following categories of passengers may opt to take a laboratory test only upon their arrival in the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense and subject to self-isolation until a negative result is obtained.

    Read more
    12.05.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Government will reopen to vaccinated tourists from 65 countries starting 10 May (France 24, 26.04.2021). Government to introduce two-week lockdown from 26 April, brings forward nighttime curfew because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated in Cyprus, Israel or the United Kingdom.

    These passengers, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the countries referred above, regardless of their nationality, will be able to travel to the Republic of Cyprus from any country independently of its category (green, orange, red or grey), without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus.

    Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Travel from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Travel from countries NOT classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated in Cyprus, Israel or the United Kingdom.

    These passengers, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the countries referred above, regardless of their nationality, will be able to travel to the Republic of Cyprus from any country independently of its category (green, orange, red or grey), without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus.

    Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times.
    Other restrictive measures remain in place including limits on household visitors. The hospitality sector is also operating with strict measures in place. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays.

    Read more
    10.05.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Government will reopen to vaccinated tourists from 65 countries starting 10 May (France 24, 26.04.2021). Government to introduce two-week lockdown from 26 April, brings forward nighttime curfew because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk countries. It is based on the data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country is given a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Arriving from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Arriving from countries NOT classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated in Cyprus, Israel or the United Kingdom.

    These passengers, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the countries referred above, regardless of their nationality, will be able to travel to the Republic of Cyprus from any country independently of its category (green, orange, red or grey) without being subject to any isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus.

    Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Cyprus implements a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk countries. It is based on the data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country is given a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

     

    Arriving from countries classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

    For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

     

    Arriving from countries NOT classified as “green”

    Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated in Cyprus, Israel or the United Kingdom.

    These passengers, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the countries referred above, regardless of their nationality, will be able to travel to the Republic of Cyprus from any country independently of its category (green, orange, red or grey) without being subject to any isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus.

    Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers

    All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

    The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (03/05/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times.
    Other restrictive measures remain in place including limits on household visitors. The hospitality sector is also operating with strict measures in place. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays.

    Read more
    07.05.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Government will reopen to vaccinated tourists from 65 countries starting 10 May (France 24, 26.04.2021). Government to introduce two-week lockdown from 26 April, brings forward nighttime curfew because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk countries. It is based on the data and criteria communicated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) every Thursday. Each country is given a colour code (red, orange, green). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    Find out the current colour code assigned by Cyprus to each country

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, passengers from countries of the “Green Category” are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, the following categories may be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers from a “Red Category” country may enter Cyprus after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from “Green Category” countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times.
    Other restrictive measures remain in place including limits on household visitors. The hospitality sector is also operating with strict measures in place. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Government will reopen to vaccinated tourists from 65 countries starting 10 May (France 24, 26.04.2021). Government to introduce two-week lockdown from 26 April, brings forward nighttime curfew because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk countries. It is based on the data and criteria communicated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) every Thursday. Each country is given a colour code (red, orange, green). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    Find out the current colour code assigned by Cyprus to each country

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, passengers from countries of the “Green Category” are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, the following categories may be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers from a “Red Category” country may enter Cyprus after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from “Green Category” countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times.
    Other restrictive measures remain in place including limits on household visitors. The hospitality sector is also operating with strict measures in place. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays.

    Read more
    29.04.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Government will reopen to vaccinated tourists from 65 countries starting 10 May (France 24, 26.04.2021). Government to introduce two-week lockdown from 26 April, brings forward nighttime curfew because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk countries. It is based on the data and criteria communicated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) every Thursday. Each country is given a colour code (red, orange, green). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    Find out the current colour code assigned by Cyprus to each country

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, passengers from countries of the “Green Category” are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, the following categories may be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers from a “Red Category” country may enter Cyprus after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from “Green Category” countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times.
    Other restrictive measures remain in place including limits on household visitors. The hospitality sector is also operating with strict measures in place. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays.

    Read more
    27.04.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Government to introduce two-week lockdown from 26 April, brings forward nighttime curfew because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021). Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk countries. It is based on the data and criteria communicated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) every Thursday. Each country is given a colour code (red, orange, green). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    Find out the current colour code assigned by Cyprus to each country

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, passengers from countries of the “Green Category” are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, the following categories may be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers from a “Red Category” country may enter Cyprus after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from “Green Category” countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.
    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times.
    Other restrictive measures remain in place including limits on household visitors. The hospitality sector is also operating with strict measures in place. You can find full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: Face masks must be worn in public at all times and, until further notice, there remains a curfew in place between 9pm to 5am Monday to Saturday and a full curfew on Sundays.

    Read more
    23.04.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021). Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk countries. It is based on the data and criteria communicated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) every Thursday. Each country is given a colour code (red, orange, green). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    Find out the current colour code assigned by Cyprus to each country

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, passengers from countries of the “Green Category” are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, the following categories may be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers from a “Red Category” country may enter Cyprus after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from “Green Category” countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    22.04.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Travelers from Ireland must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival after Cyprus government removes country from red list (Schengen Visa Info News, 19.04.2021). Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk countries. It is based on the data and criteria communicated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) every Thursday. Each country is given a colour code (red, orange, green). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

    Find out the current colour code assigned by Cyprus to each country

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, passengers from countries of the “Green Category” are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Additionally, the following categories may be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers from a “Red Category” country may enter Cyprus after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from “Green Category” countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (05/04/2021)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    20.04.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    The following categories may also be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “Red Category” country after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (05/04/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    *From within the EU:

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from “Green Category” countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (05/04/2021)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    19.04.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    The following categories may also be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “Red Category” country after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (05/04/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from “Green Category” countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (05/04/2021)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    12.04.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    The following categories may also be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “Red Category” country after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (05/04/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from “Green Category” countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (05/04/2021)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    09.04.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    The following categories may also be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “Red Category” country after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (29/03/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from “Green Category” countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (29/03)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    02.04.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Cyprus re-evaluates epidemiological risk, updates health categories for multiple countries (Schengen Info, 23.03.2021). Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “Green Category” countries are not required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

    During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    The following categories may also be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “Red Category” country after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (22/03/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers coming from the Green Category countries are not required to hold a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

    During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

    Travellers from countries of the “Orange Category” have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries of the “Red Category” have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (22/03)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021). Health authorities in Cyprus update categorization of countries according to their COVID-19 situation as airports reopen (Famagusta Gazette, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “Green Category” countries are not required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

    During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    The following categories may also be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “Red Category” country after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (22/03/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers coming from the Green Category countries are not required to hold a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

    During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

    Travellers from countries of the “Orange Category” have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries of the “Red Category” have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (22/03)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021). Health authorities in Cyprus update categorization of countries according to their COVID-19 situation as airports reopen (Famagusta Gazette, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “Green Category” countries are not required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

    During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

    Travellers from “Orange Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    The following categories may also be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “Red Category” countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “Red Category” country after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Orange” and “Red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result.

    People from “Red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (22/03/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers coming from the Green Category countries are not required to hold a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

    During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

    Travellers from countries of the “Orange Category” have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries of the “Red Category” have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment (22/03)

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Israeli travelers will be allowed to enter Cyprus from 1 April (Times of Israel, 23.03.2021). Health authorities in Cyprus update categorization of countries according to their COVID-19 situation as airports reopen (Famagusta Gazette, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    As of 1 March 2021, Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers coming from the Green Category countries are not required to hold a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

    During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

    Travellers from countries of the “Orange Category” have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries of the “Red Category” have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (22/03/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Health authorities in Cyprus update categorization of countries according to their COVID-19 situation as airports reopen (Famagusta Gazette, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    As of 1 March 2021, Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers coming from the Green Category countries are not required to hold a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

    During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

    Travellers from countries of the “Orange Category” have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries of the “Red Category” have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (15/03/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “green” countries (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia), are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which is covered by the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers from “orange” countries (China – including Hong Kong and Macau, South Korea, Thailand) have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “red” countries have to show a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carry out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The above-mentioned categories of passengers (points 1-3) may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival. 

    Travellers from “grey” countries (UK, Israel, Russia, UAE, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Rwanda) are required to obtain a special entry permit (with the exceptions of Cypriot citizens, persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Cyprus and European citizens). Entry into the Republic of Cyprus is only allowed for the following categories:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. European citizens, citizens of European Economic Area countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and of Switzerland;
    3. Persons legally residing in the Republic;
    4. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    5. Third-country nationals who are allowed to enter through a special permit.

    Furthermore, these travellers have to present a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers may also undergo the laboratory test upon their arrival at their own expense (with the exception of travellers of category n.2).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in isolation until they receive the test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Health authorities in Cyprus update categorization of countries according to their COVID-19 situation as airports reopen (Famagusta Gazette, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    As of 1 March 2021, Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers coming from the Green Category countries are not required to hold a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

    During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the “Green Category” will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

    Travellers from countries of the “Orange Category” have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from countries of the “Red Category” have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Updated information on Country Categories
    Epidemiological risk assessment (15/03/2021)

     

    Contact point for Cyprus:
    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives related to COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “green” countries (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia), are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which is covered by the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers from “orange” countries (China – including Hong Kong and Macau, South Korea, Thailand) have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “red” countries have to show a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carry out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The above-mentioned categories of passengers (points 1-3) may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival. 

    Travellers from “grey” countries (UK, Israel, Russia, UAE, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Rwanda) are required to obtain a special entry permit (with the exceptions of Cypriot citizens, persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Cyprus and European citizens). Entry into the Republic of Cyprus is only allowed for the following categories:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. European citizens, citizens of European Economic Area countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and of Switzerland;
    3. Persons legally residing in the Republic;
    4. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    5. Third-country nationals who are allowed to enter through a special permit.

    Furthermore, these travellers have to present a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers may also undergo the laboratory test upon their arrival at their own expense (with the exception of travellers of category n.2).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in isolation until they receive the test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Health authorities in Cyprus update categorization of countries according to their COVID-19 situation as airports reopen (Famagusta Gazette, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: As of 1 March 2021, Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions. For detailed and updated information, you can visit the following pages: colour codes by country.
    *Testing : Travellers from “green” countries are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. Travellers from “orange” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents); 2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus; 3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service. Travellers from “red” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.
    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents); 2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus; 3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.
    *Quarantine: Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires. The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy. All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.
    *Documentation: All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain theCyprusFlightPass . The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing. The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found here
    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.
    *From Third Countries: In the case of passengers arriving from the UK: 1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports; 2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation; 3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days); 4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted. As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”. Travellers from “green” countries (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia), are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which is covered by the Republic of Cyprus. Travellers from “orange” countries (China – including Hong Kong and Macau, South Korea, Thailand) have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members; 2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus; 3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service. Travellers from “red” countries have to show a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carry out another PCR test upon arrival. The above-mentioned categories of passengers (points 1-3) may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival. Travellers from “grey” countries (UK, Israel, Russia, UAE, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Rwanda) are required to obtain a special entry permit (with the exceptions of Cypriot citizens, persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Cyprus and European citizens). Furthermore, these travellers have to present a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers may also undergo the laboratory test upon their arrival at their own expense (with the exception of travellers of category n.2).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel to TRNC: On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *Travel within TRNC: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Health authorities in Cyprus update categorization of countries according to their COVID-19 situation as airports reopen (Famagusta Gazette, 01.03.2021). Cyprus government eases some lockdown restrictions (France 24, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    As of 1 March 2021, Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions. For detailed and updated information, you can visit the page: colour codes by country

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “green” countries are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers from “orange” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “red” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

     

    Contact point for Cyprus: 

    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives for dealing with COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “green” countries (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia), are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which is covered by the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers from “orange” countries (China – including Hong Kong and Macau, South Korea, Thailand) have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “red” countries have to show a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carry out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The above-mentioned categories of passengers (points 1-3) may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival. 

    Travellers from “grey” countries (UK, Israel, Russia, UAE, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Rwanda) are required to obtain a special entry permit (with the exceptions of Cypriot citizens, persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Cyprus and European citizens). Entry into the Republic of Cyprus is only allowed for the following categories:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. European citizens, citizens of European Economic Area countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and of Switzerland;
    3. Persons legally residing in the Republic;
    4. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    5. Third-country nationals who are allowed to enter through a special permit.

    Furthermore, these travellers have to present a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers may also undergo the laboratory test upon their arrival at their own expense (with the exception of travellers of category n.2).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in isolation until they receive the test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

    Internal Restrictions:
    On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Health authorities in Cyprus update categorization of countries according to their COVID-19 situation as airports reopen (Famagusta Gazette, 01.03.2021). Cyprus government eases some lockdown restrictions (France 24, 25.02.2021). Authorities extend national lockdown until March because of COVID-19; non-essential travel between districts suspended (Financial Mirror, 10.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    As of 1 March 2021, Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions. For detailed and updated information, you can visit the page: colour codes by country

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “green” countries are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers from “orange” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “red” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

     

    Contact point for Cyprus: 

    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives for dealing with COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “green” countries (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia), are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which is covered by the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers from “orange” countries (China – including Hong Kong and Macau, South Korea, Thailand) have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “red” countries have to show a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carry out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The above-mentioned categories of passengers (points 1-3) may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival. 

    Travellers from “grey” countries (UK, Israel, Russia, UAE, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Rwanda) are required to obtain a special entry permit (with the exceptions of Cypriot citizens, persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Cyprus and European citizens). Entry into the Republic of Cyprus is only allowed for the following categories:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. European citizens, citizens of European Economic Area countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and of Switzerland;
    3. Persons legally residing in the Republic;
    4. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    5. Third-country nationals who are allowed to enter through a special permit.

    Furthermore, these travellers have to present a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers may also undergo the laboratory test upon their arrival at their own expense (with the exception of travellers of category n.2).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in isolation until they receive the test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

    Internal Restrictions:
    On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    09.03.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Health authorities in Cyprus update categorization of countries according to their COVID-19 situation as airports reopen (Famagusta Gazette, 01.03.2021). Cyprus government eases some lockdown restrictions (France 24, 25.02.2021). Authorities extend national lockdown until March because of COVID-19; non-essential travel between districts suspended (Financial Mirror, 10.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    As of 1 March 2021, Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions. For detailed and updated information, you can visit the page: colour codes by country

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “green” countries are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers from “orange” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “red” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

     

    Contact point for Cyprus: 

    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives for dealing with COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “green” countries (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia), are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which is covered by the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers from “orange” countries (China – including Hong Kong and Macau, South Korea, Thailand) have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “red” countries have to show a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carry out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The above-mentioned categories of passengers (points 1-3) may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival. 

    Travellers from “grey” countries (UK, Israel, Russia, UAE, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Rwanda) are required to obtain a special entry permit (with the exceptions of Cypriot citizens, persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Cyprus and European citizens). Entry into the Republic of Cyprus is only allowed for the following categories:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. European citizens, citizens of European Economic Area countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and of Switzerland;
    3. Persons legally residing in the Republic;
    4. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    5. Third-country nationals who are allowed to enter through a special permit.

    Furthermore, these travellers have to present a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers may also undergo the laboratory test upon their arrival at their own expense (with the exception of travellers of category n.2).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries shall remain in isolation until they receive the test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

    Internal Restrictions:
    On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    05.03.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Health authorities in Cyprus update categorization of countries according to their COVID-19 situation as airports reopen (Famagusta Gazette, 01.03.2021). Cyprus government eases some lockdown restrictions (France 24, 25.02.2021). Authorities extend national lockdown until March because of COVID-19; non-essential travel between districts suspended (Financial Mirror, 10.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    As of 1 March 2021, Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions. For detailed and updated information, you can visit the page: colour codes by country

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “green” countries are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers from “orange” countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PRC test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (alien spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “red” countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PRC test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The following categories of passengers may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (alien spouses, underage children and parents);
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” countries shall remain in isolation until they receive the test result. Travellers from “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

     

    Contact point for Cyprus: 

    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives for dealing with COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as “green”, “orange”, “red” and “grey”.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “green” countries (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia), are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, the cost of which is covered by the Republic of Cyprus.

    Travellers from “orange” countries (China – including Hong Kong and Macau, South Korea, Thailand) have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PRC test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. The following categories may also be tested upon arrival: 

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus;
    3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    4. Persons, irrespective of nationality, whose countries of residence (“orange” countries) do not provide a laboratory testing service.

    Travellers from “red” countries have to show a negative result of a PRC test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carry out another PCR test upon arrival.

    The above-mentioned categories of passengers (points 1-3) may enter from a “red” country after having undergone, at their own expense, a laboratory test only upon their arrival. 

    Travellers from “grey” countries (UK, Israel, Russia, UAE, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Rwanda) are required to obtain a special entry permit (with the exceptions of Cypriot citizens, persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Cyprus and European citizens). Entry into the Republic of Cyprus is only allowed for the following categories:

    1. Cypriot citizens and their family members;
    2. European citizens, citizens of European Economic Area countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and of Switzerland;
    3. Persons legally residing in the Republic;
    4. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention;
    5. Third country nationals who are allowed to enter through a special permit.

    Furthermore, these travellers have to present a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers may also undergo the laboratory test upon their arrival at their own expense (with the exception of category n.2 travellers).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “orange” countries shall remain in isolation until they receive the test result. Travellers from “red” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from “red” countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

    For travellers from “grey” countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

    The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

    Internal Restrictions:
    On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    02.03.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Cyprus government eases some lockdown restrictions (France 24, 25.02.2021). Authorities extend national lockdown until March because of COVID-19; non-essential travel between districts suspended (Financial Mirror, 10.02.2021). On 21 December, the Cypriot authorities publicly advised against all but essential travel to the UK from Cyprus, and a mandatory authority-assigned quarantine of a minimum of 7 days for all arrivals into Cyprus from the UK. (Gov.UK, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Cyprus are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    The classification of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “Category A” countries are required to undergo a molecular test within 72 hours from the entry and stay in isolation until they receive the results. 

    Travellers from a “Category B” country have to provide a document showing a negative result of PRC test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. 

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival and should be in isolation until they receive the results:

    • Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons entitled to under the Vienna Convention;
    • Persons from category B countries that are not in the position to offer a laboratory testing service (public or private) to those wishing to travel to Cyprus.

    In the case of travellers from a “Category C” country, only the following categories are allowed to enter the territory:

    • Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, having special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30;
    • Patients, regardless of nationality, who received treatment by an approved private or public hospital/medical centre in the Republic and who are in need to continue such treatment;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, whose presence in the Republic, due to their professional or scientific capacity, is approved by the competent medical body to reinforce the efforts against COVID-19;
    • First-degree relatives of persons residing in the Republic and/or who are doing business in the Republic (spouse, children, parents) for reunion purposes.

    The above-mentioned categories have the possibility either to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before entering the country or to be tested upon arrival at their own expenses.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Category A and B” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation for a period of 3 days. The isolation expires if the result of a molecular COvid-19 test performed within 72 hours from the entry is negative. 

    Travellers from “Category C” countries have to undergo a compulsory 14-day self-isolation. In addition, they can choose to perform a second PCR test on day 10 of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy and the self-isolation will come to an end on the 14th day, or when the negative test result is available.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

     

    Contact point for Cyprus: 

    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives for dealing with COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy 

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “Category A” countries are required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours from the entry.

    Travellers from a “Category B” country have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PRC test taken within 72 hours before entering the country. 

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

    • Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons entitled to under the Vienna Convention;
    • Persons from category B countries that are not in the position to offer a laboratory testing service (public or private) to those wishing to travel to Cyprus.

    In the case of travellers from a “Category C” country, only the following categories are allowed to enter the territory:

    • Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members;
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, having special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30;
    • Patients, regardless of nationality, who received treatment by an approved private or public hospital/medical centre in the Republic and who are in need to continue such treatment;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, whose presence in the Republic, due to their professional or scientific capacity, is approved by the competent medical body to reinforce the efforts against COVID-19;
    • First-degree relatives of persons residing in the Republic and/or who are doing business in the Republic (spouse, children, parents) for reunion purposes.

    The above-mentioned categories have the possibility either to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before entering the country or to be tested upon arrival at their own expenses.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Category A and B” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation for a period of 3 days. The isolation expires if the result of a molecular COvid-19 test performed within 72 hours from the entry is negative. 

    Travellers from “Category C” countries have to undergo a compulsory 14-day self-isolation. In addition, they can choose to perform a second PCR test on day 10 of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy and the self-isolation will come to an end on the 14th day, or when the negative test result is available.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Epidemiological risk assessment

    Internal Restrictions:
    On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Authorities extend national lockdown until March because of COVID-19; non-essential travel between districts suspended (Financial Mirror, 10.02.2021). Lockdown reimposed on Kyrenia and Nicosia (Financial Mirror, 26.01.2021). Government to introduce new COVID-19 lockdown from 10 until 31 January (Reuters, 08.01.2021). On 21 December, the Cypriot authorities publicly advised against all but essential travel to the UK from Cyprus, and a mandatory authority-assigned quarantine of a minimum of 7 days for all arrivals into Cyprus from the UK. (Gov.UK, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Cyprus are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    The classification of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “Category A” countries are required to undergo a molecular test within 72 hours from the entry. 

    Travellers from a “Category B” country, or who have stayed in a Category B country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative result of PRC test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival and should be in isolation until they receive the results:

    • Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons from category B countries that are not in the position to offer a laboratory testing service (public or private) to those wishing to travel to Cyprus.

    In case of travellers from a “Category C” country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, only the following categories are allowed to enter the territory:

    • Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, having special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30;
    • Patients, regardless of nationality, who received treatment by an approved private or public hospital/medical centre in the Republic and who are in need to continue such treatment;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, whose presence in the Republic, due to their professional or scientific capacity, is approved by the competent medical body to reinforce the efforts against COVID-19;
    • First-degree relatives of persons residing in the Republic and/or who are doing business in the Republic (spouse, children, parents) for reunion purposes.

    The above-mentioned categories have the possibility either to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before entering the country or to be tested upon arrival at their own expenses.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Category A and B” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation for a period of 3 days. The isolation expires if the result of a molecular COvid-19 test performed within 72 hours from the entry is negative. 

    Travellers from “Category C” countries have to undergo a compulsory 14-day self-isolation. In addition, they have to perform a second PCR test on day 10 of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy and the self-isolation will come to an end on the 14th day, provided that the test result is negative.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Decree n.7/2021

     

    Contact point for Cyprus: 

    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives for dealing with COVID-19.

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    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    from 21 December 2020, the following measures apply to all passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation (persons under the age of 18 may choose to self-isolate at their homes or to remain in isolation in the hotels if they are travelling with their parents or legal guardians);
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy 

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Travellers from “Category A” countries are required to undergo a molecular test within 72 hours from the entry. 

    Travellers from a “Category B” country, or who have stayed in a Category B country in the 14 days, have to provide the negative result of a PCR result taken within 72 hours before entering.

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival and should be in isolation until they receive the results:

    • Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons from category B countries that are not in the position to offer a laboratory testing service (public or private) to those wishing to travel to Cyprus.

    In case of travellers from a “Category C” country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival, only the following categories are allowed to enter the territory:

    • Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, having special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30;
    • Patients, regardless of nationality, who received treatment by an approved private or public hospital/medical centre in the Republic and who are in need to continue such treatment;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, whose presence in the Republic, due to their professional or scientific capacity, is approved by the competent medical body to reinforce the efforts against COVID-19;
    • First-degree relatives of persons residing in the Republic and/or who are doing business in the Republic (spouse, children, parents) for reunion purposes.

    The above-mentioned categories have the possibility either to provide a document showing a negative PCR result conducted within 72 hours before entering or to be tested upon arrival at their own expenses. 

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Travellers from “Category A and B” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation for a period of 3 days. The isolation expires if the result of a molecular COvid-19 test performed within 72 hours from the entry is negative. 

    Travellers from “Category C” countries have to undergo a 14-day self-isolation and they have to submit to a second PCR test on the 10th day of the period of self-isolation. The result of the test must be sent to monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy and the self-isolation will come to an end on the 14th day, provided that the test result is negative.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

    Additional details can be found on the Decree n.7/2021

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    Internal Restrictions:
    On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

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    23.02.2021
  • Cyprus Latest News: Authorities extend national lockdown until March because of COVID-19; non-essential travel between districts suspended (Financial Mirror, 10.02.2021). Lockdown reimposed on Kyrenia and Nicosia (Financial Mirror, 26.01.2021). Government to introduce new COVID-19 lockdown from 10 until 31 January (Reuters, 08.01.2021). On 21 December, the Cypriot authorities publicly advised against all but essential travel to the UK from Cyprus, and a mandatory authority-assigned quarantine of a minimum of 7 days for all arrivals into Cyprus from the UK. (Gov.UK, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Cyprus adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Cyprus are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    The classification of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “Category A” countries are required to undergo a molecular test within 72 hours from the entry. 

    Travellers from a “Category B” country, or who have stayed in a Category B country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative result of PRC test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival and should be in isolation until they receive the results:

    • Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons from category B countries that are not in the position to offer a laboratory testing service (public or private) to those wishing to travel to Cyprus.

    In case of travellers from a “Category C” country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, only the following categories are allowed to enter the territory:

    • Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, having special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30;
    • Patients, regardless of nationality, who received treatment by an approved private or public hospital/medical centre in the Republic and who are in need to continue such treatment;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, whose presence in the Republic, due to their professional or scientific capacity, is approved by the competent medical body to reinforce the efforts against COVID-19;
    • First-degree relatives of persons residing in the Republic and/or who are doing business in the Republic (spouse, children, parents) for reunion purposes.

    The above-mentioned categories have the possibility either to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before entering the country or to be tested upon arrival at their own expenses.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Category A and B” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation for a period of 3 days. The isolation expires if the result of a molecular COvid-19 test performed within 72 hours from the entry is negative. 

    Travellers from “Category C” countries have to undergo a compulsory 14-day self-isolation. In addition, they have to perform a second PCR test on day 10 of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy and the self-isolation will come to an end on the 14th day, provided that the test result is negative.

    All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey, all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

     

    Find out more:
    Decree n.7/2021

     

    Contact point for Cyprus: 

    A Covid-19 call centre is available from Monday to Sunday (8:00 – 20:00) at 1474. This service provides direct, timely and comprehensive information regarding all governmental initiatives for dealing with COVID-19.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    from 21 December 2020, the following measures apply to all passengers arriving from the UK:

    1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
    2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation (persons under the age of 18 may choose to self-isolate at their homes or to remain in isolation in the hotels if they are travelling with their parents or legal guardians);
    3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
    4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.

     

    Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy 

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Travellers from “Category A” countries are required to undergo a molecular test within 72 hours from the entry. 

    Travellers from a “Category B” country, or who have stayed in a Category B country in the 14 days, have to provide the negative result of a PCR result taken within 72 hours before entering.

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival and should be in isolation until they receive the results:

    • Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons from category B countries that are not in the position to offer a laboratory testing service (public or private) to those wishing to travel to Cyprus.

    In case of travellers from a “Category C” country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival, only the following categories are allowed to enter the territory:

    • Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
    • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, having special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30;
    • Patients, regardless of nationality, who received treatment by an approved private or public hospital/medical centre in the Republic and who are in need to continue such treatment;
    • Persons, regardless of nationality, whose presence in the Republic, due to their professional or scientific capacity, is approved by the competent medical body to reinforce the efforts against COVID-19;
    • First-degree relatives of persons residing in the Republic and/or who are doing business in the Republic (spouse, children, parents) for reunion purposes.

    The above-mentioned categories have the possibility either to provide a document showing a negative PCR result conducted within 72 hours before entering or to be tested upon arrival at their own expenses. 

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Travellers from “Category A and B” countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation for a period of 3 days. The isolation expires if the result of a molecular COvid-19 test performed within 72 hours from the entry is negative. 

    Travellers from “Category C” countries have to undergo a 14-day self-isolation and they have to submit to a second PCR test on the 10th day of the period of self-isolation. The result of the test must be sent to monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy and the self-isolation will come to an end on the 14th day, provided that the test result is negative.

    The download forms for passengers travelling to Cyprus can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

    Additional details can be found on the Decree n.7/2021

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    Internal Restrictions:
    On January 28-29, 2021, the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning on Friday, January 29: All districts will enter a 24/7 curfew until at least February 3. Travel between districts is restricted. Approval must be obtained online in order to leave one’s residence or travel to another district. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential businesses are allowed to operate between 06:00am and 7:00pm.

    *Travel in Cyprus: *Travel in Cyprus: Following policy changes announced by the Republic of Cyprus Government and the administration in the north, all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.
    *Public spaces and services: The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the Republic of Cyprus and there is a country-wide curfew from 9pm to 5am (some exceptions apply). Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine. Shopping malls are closed until 8 February. Visits to other households are permitted for a maximum of two people. From 8 February this will be increased to a maximum of four people.
    From 5am on 10 January, until further notice, all outings from your place of residence require permission granted either by sending an SMS to “8998” from a Cypriot mobile number, or by completing and carrying a written form if you do not have a Cypriot phone number (or are over 65 and prefer this method). You are also required to carry official identification at all times. Public gatherings of more than two persons (children exempt) are banned.
    Ancient sites, museums, cinemas, theatres and retail stores and catering and entertainment venues will also be closed from 10 January to 7 February. Shops offering essential goods and services, including supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations etc. remain open. From opening hours to 10am (local) they will only be serving people over 65 years of age or those in vulnerable groups.
    See the full details of the latest measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities on the Press & Information Office website.
    *North of Cyprus: A lockdown is in force in the north of Cyprus and you must complete an online form to leave home. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Travelling between districts is banned and only essential services stores are operating.

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    19.02.2021
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Re-open Europe/
    Government Portal/
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