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Airlines Updates

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

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Cyprus
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Cyprus.
  • This does not apply to passengers who either hold a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to departure or choose to undergo to a Covid-19 test on arrival in Cyprus:
    • Nationals and residents of Cyprus, including family members,
    • Passengers travelling under the Vienna Convention,
    • Passengers holding special permission issued by the Cypriot government,
    • Passengers travelling for humanitarian reasons or exceptional emergency circumstances, provided holding special permission granted by the Cypriot Minister of Transport, Communications and Works.
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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.

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 and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

Category A

Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.

Category B

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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. 

In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 

– Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);

– persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;

– persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. 

Category C

Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. 

In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 

– 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention;

– persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.

Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

 

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Countries are divided in 3 categories, based on epidemiological criteria and data: Category A, Category B, and all other countries that do not belong to Category A or B (classified as Category C). The categorisation of countries is available at here and is updated on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.
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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.

All travellers to Cyprus must complete a Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass website. You will be responsible for ensuring your PCR test result is uploaded to Cyprus Flight Pass within 24 hours of your departure.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

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

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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  • Cyprus Latest News: Further measures announced to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, restrictions in Limassol and Paphos districts (OSAC, 12.11.2020). Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    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.


    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    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 and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

    Category A

    Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.

    Category B

    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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. 

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 

    – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);

    – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;

    – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. 

    Category C

    Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. 

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 

    – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention;

    – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.

    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus.

    Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit.

    Restrictions to non-essential travel has been lifted for residents of Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay.

    The categorisation of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

     Category A

    Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.

    Category B

    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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. 

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 

    – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);

    – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;

    – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. 

    Category C

    Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. 

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 

    – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention;

    – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.

    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus.

    Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Public spaces and services – The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces. The Cypriot authorities have announced additional measures for the districts of Limassol and Pafos from 8pm on 12 November until at least 30 November. This includes a ban on travelling to/from and between the two districts, except for permitted, exceptional reasons. A night-time curfew is in place in the districts of Limassol and Pafos, between 8pm to 5am. In other parts of the Republic of Cyprus the curfew is in place between 11pm to 5am. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You can read full details of the measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities, including the enhanced measures for the districts of Limassol and Pafos, on the Press & Information Office website.
    North of Cyprus – In the north of Cyprus, most restrictions on movement have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 16 November. Strict social distancing rules must be followed in all public spaces.

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    19.11.2020
  • Cyprus Latest News: Further measures announced to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, restrictions in Limassol and Paphos districts (OSAC, 12.11.2020). Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    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.


    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    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 and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

    Category A

    Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.

    Category B

    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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. 

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 

    – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);

    – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;

    – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. 

    Category C

    Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. 

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 

    – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention;

    – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.

    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus.

    Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is partially permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit.

    Restrictions to non-essential travel has been lifted for residents of Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay.

    The categorisation of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

     Category A

    Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.

    Category B

    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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. 

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 

    – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);

    – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;

    – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. 

    Category C

    Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. 

    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 

    – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention;

    – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.

    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass.

    The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus.

    Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Public spaces and services – The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces. The Cypriot authorities have announced additional measures for the districts of Limassol and Pafos from 8pm on 12 November until at least 30 November. This includes a ban on travelling to/from and between the two districts, except for permitted, exceptional reasons. A night-time curfew is in place in the districts of Limassol and Pafos, between 8pm to 5am. In other parts of the Republic of Cyprus the curfew is in place between 11pm to 5am. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You can read full details of the measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities, including the enhanced measures for the districts of Limassol and Pafos, on the Press & Information Office website.
    North of Cyprus – In the north of Cyprus, most restrictions on movement have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 16 November. Strict social distancing rules must be followed in all public spaces.

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    17.11.2020
  • Cyprus Latest News: Further measures announced to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, restrictions in Limassol and Paphos districts (OSAC, 12.11.2020). Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    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.


    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- 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 and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B: 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. Category C: Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended. Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: here. Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    *Transit: Transit is partially permitted.

    *From Third Countries: Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. Restrictions to non-essential travel has been lifted for residents of Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay. The categorisation of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. Category C Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended. Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: here .
    Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Public spaces and services – The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces. The Cypriot authorities have announced additional measures for the districts of Limassol and Pafos from 8pm on 12 November until at least 30 November. This includes a ban on travelling to/from and between the two districts, except for permitted, exceptional reasons. A night-time curfew is in place in the districts of Limassol and Pafos, between 8pm to 5am. In other parts of the Republic of Cyprus the curfew is in place between 11pm to 5am. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a €300 fine.
    You can read full details of the measures introduced by the Cypriot authorities, including the enhanced measures for the districts of Limassol and Pafos, on the Press & Information Office website.
    North of Cyprus – In the north of Cyprus, most restrictions on movement have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 16 November. Strict social distancing rules must be followed in all public spaces.

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    13.11.2020
  • Cyprus Latest News: Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- 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 and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B: 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. Category C Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended. Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: here. Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    *Transit: Transit is partially permitted.

    *From Third Countries: Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. Restrictions to non-essential travel has been lifted for residents of Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay. The categorisation of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. Category C Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended. Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: here .
    Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    11.11.2020
  • Cyprus Latest News: Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- 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 and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B: 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. Category C Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended. Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: here. Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    *Transit: Transit is partially permitted.

    *From Third Countries: Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. Restrictions to non-essential travel has been lifted for residents of Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay. The categorisation of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. Category C Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended. Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: here . Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    05.11.2020
  • Cyprus Latest News: Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- 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 and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B: 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. Category C Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended. Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: here Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    *Transit: Transit is partially permitted.

    *From Third Countries: Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. Restrictions to non-essential travel has been lifted for residents of Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay. The categorisation of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); – persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; – persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission. Category C Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: – 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; – persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended. Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: here . Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    03.11.2020
  • Cyprus Latest News: Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From EU: Entry is partially permitted.
    Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.
    Category B: 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission.
    Category C: Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: download forms.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Transit: Transit is permitted.

    * From Third Countries: Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. Restrictions to non-essential travel has been lifted for residents of Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay.
    The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.
    Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.
    Category B: Travellers from 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.
    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission.
    Category C: Travellers from Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.
    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    30.10.2020
  • Cyprus Latest News: Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    * From EU: Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.
    Category B: 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission.
    Category C: Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: download forms.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Transit: Transit is permitted.

    * From Third Countries: Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. Restrictions to non-essential travel has been lifted for residents of Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.
    Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.
    Category B: Travellers from 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.
    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission.
    Category C: Travellers from Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.
    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    27.10.2020
  • Cyprus Latest News: Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    From EU: * Entry Restrictions: – Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.
    Category B: 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission.
    Category C: Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: download forms.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Transit: Transit is permitted.

    From Third Countries: Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.
    *Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.
    *Category B: Travellers from 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.
    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission.
    *Category C: Travellers from Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.
    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    22.10.2020
  • Cyprus Latest News: Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    From EU: * Entry Restrictions: – Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.
    Category B: 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission.
    Category C: Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: download forms.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Transit: Transit is permitted.

    From Third Countries: Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Countries are divided into categories: A,B,C. Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.
    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission.
    Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.
    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    20.10.2020
  • Cyprus Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    From EU: * Entry Restrictions: – Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.
    Category B: 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission.
    Category C: Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country. In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: download forms.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Transit: Transit is permitted.

    From Third Countries: Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Countries are divided into categories: A,B,C. Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. 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 PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.
    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children); persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus 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, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission.
    Travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country.
    In the following cases, travellers have also the option to be tested upon arrival, at their own expenses: 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 allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    16.10.2020
  • Cyprus Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    From EU: * Entry Restrictions: – Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B: Travellers from a Category B Country, or who have stayed in a Category B Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate Countries of Category B, with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories:
    Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Category C: Travellers from a Category C Country, or who have stayed in a Category C Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: download forms.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Transit: Transit is permitted.

    From Third Countries: Travellers from Australia, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand (Category A) are alloved to enter and are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Travellers from Canada, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan,Rwanda,Uruguay (category B) have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via category B countries with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Travellers from countries other than those mentioned in the first two categories (Category C) or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    Travellers from Category C countries have also to undergo a compulsory 14-days self-isolation, following the special precautions and preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health. In addition, they have to submit to a second PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to the end of the period of self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the PCR test must be sent to the following email address: 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 prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    14.10.2020
  • Cyprus Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    From EU: * Entry Restrictions: – Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B: Travellers from a Category B Country, or who have stayed in a Category B Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate Countries of Category B, with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories:
    Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Category C: Travellers from a Category C Country, or who have stayed in a Category C Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: download forms.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Transit: Transit is permitted.

    From Third Countries: Travellers from Australia, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand (Category A) are alloved to enter and are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Travellers from Canada, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan,Rwanda,Uruguay (category B) have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via category B countries with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Travellers from countries other than those mentioned in the first two categories (Category C) or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    09.10.2020
  • Cyprus Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    From EU: * Entry Restrictions: – Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B: Travellers from a Category B Country, or who have stayed in a Category B Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate Countries of Category B, with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Category C: Travellers from a Category C Country, or who have stayed in a Category C Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: download forms.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Transit: Transit is permitted.

    From Third Countries: Travellers from Australia, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand (Category A) are alloved to enter and are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Travellers from Canada, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan,Rwanda,Uruguay (category B) have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via category B countries with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Travellers from countries other than those mentioned in the first two categories (Category C) or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    07.10.2020
  • Cyprus Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    From EU: * Entry Restrictions- Entry rules for Cyprus depend on the epidemiological situation in countries of origin and transit. The categorisation of countries is available at here and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B- Travellers from a Category B Country, or who have stayed in a Category B Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate Countries of Category B, with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus Category C- Travellers from a Category C Country, or who have stayed in a Category C Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: download forms. * Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    Transit: Transit is permitted.

    From Third Countries: Travellers from Australia, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand (Category A) are allowed to enter and are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Travellers from Canada, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Rwanda, Uruguay (category B) have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via category B countries with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Travellers from countries other than those mentioned in the first two categories (Category C) or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: download forms.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    06.10.2020
  • Cyprus Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    Travel from EU: 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 and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B: Travellers from a Category B Country, or who have stayed in a Category B Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate Countries of Category B, with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Category C: Travellers from a Category C Country, or who have stayed in a Category C Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended
    The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing. Documents you need to travel in Europe.

    Transit: Allowed, with limitations.

    From Third Countries: Travellers from Australia, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand (Category A) are alloved to enter and are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration.
    Travellers from Canada, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan,Rwanda,Uruguay (category B) have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available.
    The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via category B countries with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories:
    Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus.
    Travellers from countries other than those mentioned in the first two categories (Category C) or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories:
    Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
    The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    02.10.2020
  • Cyprus Inbound flights in Northern Cyprus temporarily suspended because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Sabah, 10.09.2020). Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    Travel from EU: 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 and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Category A: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Category B: Travellers from a Category B Country, or who have stayed in a Category B Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate Countries of Category B, with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Category C: Travellers from a Category C Country, or who have stayed in a Category C Country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended
    The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing. Documents you need to travel in Europe.

    Transit: Allowed, with limitations.

    From Third Countries: Travellers from Australia, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand (Category A) are alloved to enter and are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Travellers from Canada, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan,Rwanda,Uruguay (category B) have the option to perform the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Cyprus, at the price of 60 euros. Self-isolation is required until the result of the test is available. The same applies to passengers travelling to Cyprus via category B countries with an overnight stay and belong to at least one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons from category B countries that are not offering COVID-19 tests to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus.
    Travellers from countries other than those mentioned in the first two categories (Category C) or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, and passengers travelling to Cyprus via intermediate countries of Category C with an overnight stay, are allowed to enter Cyprus and to perform the COVID-19 test only if they belong to one of the following categories: Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents)Persons legally residing in the Republic of CyprusPersons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna ConventionPersons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended
    The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The authorities in the north of Cyprus have suspended arrivals until 20 September, except for Turkish-Cypriots and their dependants and the UK. You will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival obtained within 72 hours before travel. As of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Office Information website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times. Some entertainment venues including clubs and casinos have been closed until 1 October and strict social distancing rules will need to be followed in other spaces.

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    01.10.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From within the EU: Countries are divided in 3 categories, based on epidemiological criteria and data: Category A, Category B, and all other countries not belonging to either Category A or B (classified as Category C). The categorisation of countries is available at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. **Rules and Exceptions: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Passengers from Category B and C countries will need to:
    – have undergone a test for Covid-19 at a certified lab, within 72 hours prior to their departure, and hold a certificate demonstrating the negative result to the test; – provide specific information and a declaration. In the following cases, passengers travelling from Category B countries have the option to be tested – at their own expenses – upon their arrival at the Republic of Cyprus, if they didn’t take the test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to their departure: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    3. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission by the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended; 5. Persons from countries in category B, whose authorities are not in a position to offer Covid-19 testing to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus, are allowed to perform the Covid-19 test upon their entry to the Republic of Cyprus.
    Only the following passenger categories can travel to Cyprus from Category C countries: 1) Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic, and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2) Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3) Persons allowed to enter the Republic in accordance with the Vienna Convention; 4) Persons of any nationality who are allowed to enter the Republic after obtaining special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended. The above groups of passengers, travelling from Category B or C countries, will have the option of taking the test upon their arrival in Cyprus and pay for the cost of the test. Passengers should constantly visit the dedicated electronic platform to be informed of possible changes that will affect their trip. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms]. All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/] The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

    ***Transit: Transit is permitted, with limitations.
    ***Third Countries (see above and): As above.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted, although 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. In the Republic of Cyprus, as of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Information Office website [https://www.pio.gov.cy/en/press-releases-article.html?id=15076#flat]. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine.
    In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions and other have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times.

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    25.09.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From within the EU: Countries are divided in 3 categories, based on epidemiological criteria and data: Category A, Category B, and all other countries not belonging to either Category A or B (classified as Category C). The categorisation of countries is available at [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories] and is revised on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.**Rules and Exceptions: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Passengers from Category B and C countries will need to: have undergone a test for Covid-19 at a certified lab, within 72 hours prior to their departure, and hold a certificate demonstrating the negative result to the test; – provide specific information and a declaration. In the following cases, passengers travelling from Category B countries have the option to be tested – at their own expenses – upon their arrival at the Republic of Cyprus, if they didn’t take the test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to their departure: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission by the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended; 5. Persons from countries in category B, whose authorities are not in a position to offer Covid-19 testing to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus, are allowed to perform the Covid-19 test upon their entry to the Republic of Cyprus. Only the following passenger categories can travel to Cyprus from Category C countries: 1) Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic, and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2) Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3) Persons allowed to enter the Republic in accordance with the Vienna Convention; 4) Persons of any nationality who are allowed to enter the Republic after obtaining special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended. The above groups of passengers, travelling from Category B or C countries, will have the option of taking the test upon their arrival in Cyprus and pay for the cost of the test. Passengers should constantly visit the dedicated electronic platform to be informed of possible changes that will affect their trip. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms]
    ***Transit: Transit is permitted, with limitations.
    ***Third Countries (see above and): As above.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted, although 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. In the Republic of Cyprus, as of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Information Office website [https://www.pio.gov.cy/en/press-releases-article.html?id=15076#flat]. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine.
    In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions and other have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times.

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    18.08.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From within the EU: Countries are divided in 3 categories, based on epidemiological criteria and data: Category A, Category B, and all other countries that do not belong to Category A or B (classified as Category C). The categorisation of countries is available at [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories] and is updated on a weekly basis, according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. **Rules and Exceptions: Passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Passengers from Category B and C countries will need to: have undergone a test for Covid-19 at a certified lab, within 72 hours prior to their departure, and hold a certificate demonstrating the negative result to the test; provide specific information and a declaration. In the following cases, passengers travelling from Category B countries have the option to be tested – at their own expenses – upon their arrival at the Republic of Cyprus, if they didn’t take the test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to their departure: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission by the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended; 5. Persons from countries in category B, whose authorities are not in a position to offer Covid-19 testing to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus, are allowed to perform the Covid-19 test upon their entry to the Republic of Cyprus. Only the following passenger categories can travel to Cyprus from Category C countries: 1) Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic, and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2) Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3) Persons allowed to enter the Republic in accordance with the Vienna Convention; 4) Persons of any nationality who are allowed to enter the Republic after obtaining special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended. The above groups of passengers, travelling from Category B or C countries, will have the option of taking the test upon their arrival in Cyprus and pay for the cost of the test. Passengers should constantly visit the dedicated electronic platform to be informed of possible changes that will affect their trip. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms].
    **Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the Cyprus Flight Pass: [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/]. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing. You will be responsible for ensuring your PCR test result is uploaded to Cyprus Flight Pass within 24 hours of your departure.
    ***Transit: Transit is permitted, with limitations.
    ***Third Countries (see above and): As above. As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    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. In the Republic of Cyprus, as of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Information Office website.[https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/]. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions and other have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times.

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    11.08.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus Airways to suspend, reduce flights to Greece from 18 August (GTP, 05.08.2020) Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From within the EU: Based on epidemiological criteria and data, countries are divided in 3 categories: Category A, Category B, and all other countries that do not belong to Category A or B (classified as Category C). The categorisation of countries (available at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories; is continuously updated, according to the mentioned epidemiological criteria. As of 20 June 2020, passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Passengers from Category B and C countries will need to: – have undergone a test for Covid-19 at a certified lab, within at least 72 hours prior to their departure, and hold a certificate demonstrating the negative result to the test; – provide specific information and a declaration. In the following cases, passengers travelling from Category B countries have the option to be tested – at their own expenses – upon their arrival at the Republic of Cyprus, if they didn’t take the test for COVID-19 within at least 72 hours prior to their departure: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission by the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended; 5. Persons from countries in category B, whose authorities are not in a position to offer Covid-19 testing to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus, following an announcement by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus are permitted to perform the Covid-19 test upon their entry to the Republic of Cyprus. Only the following passenger categories can travel to Cyprus from Category C countries: 1) Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic, and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2) Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    3) Persons allowed to enter the Republic in accordance with the Vienna Convention; 4) Persons of any nationality who are allowed to enter the Republic after obtaining special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended. The above groups of passengers, travelling from Category Β or C countries, will have the option of taking the test upon their arrival in Cyprus and pay fo the cost of the test. Passengers should constantly visit the dedicated electronic platform to be informed of possible changes that will affect their trip. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms] All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.
    ***Transit: Transit is permitted, with limitations.
    ***Third Countries (see above and): As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    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. In the Republic of Cyprus, as of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Information Office website.[https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/]. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions and other have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times.

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    06.08.2020
  • Cyprus Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From within the EU: Based on epidemiological criteria and data, countries are divided in 3 categories: Category A, Category B, and all other countries that do not belong to Category A or B (classified as Category C). The categorisation of countries (available at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories; is continuously updated, according to the mentioned epidemiological criteria. As of 20 June 2020, passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Passengers from Category B and C countries will need to: – have undergone a test for Covid-19 at a certified lab, within at least 72 hours prior to their departure, and hold a certificate demonstrating the negative result to the test; – provide specific information and a declaration. In the following cases, passengers travelling from Category B countries have the option to be tested – at their own expenses – upon their arrival at the Republic of Cyprus, if they didn’t take the test for COVID-19 within at least 72 hours prior to their departure: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission by the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended; 5. Persons from countries in category B, whose authorities are not in a position to offer Covid-19 testing to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus, following an announcement by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus are permitted to perform the Covid-19 test upon their entry to the Republic of Cyprus. Only the following passenger categories can travel to Cyprus from Category C countries: 1) Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic, and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2) Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    3) Persons allowed to enter the Republic in accordance with the Vienna Convention; 4) Persons of any nationality who are allowed to enter the Republic after obtaining special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended. The above groups of passengers, travelling from Category Β or C countries, will have the option of taking the test upon their arrival in Cyprus and pay fo the cost of the test. Passengers should constantly visit the dedicated electronic platform to be informed of possible changes that will affect their trip. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms] All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.
    ***Transit: Transit is permitted, with limitations.
    ***Third Countries (see above and): As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    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. In the Republic of Cyprus, as of 31 July, the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, bakeries, shops and malls, hospitals and other locations listed on the Cyprus government Press Information Office website.[https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/]. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions and other have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times.

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    04.08.2020
  • Cyprus Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    ***From within the EU: Based on epidemiological criteria and data, countries are divided in 3 categories: Category A, Category B, and all other countries that do not belong to Category A or B (classified as Category C). The categorisation of countries (available at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories; is continuously updated, according to the mentioned epidemiological criteria. As of 20 June 2020, passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Passengers from Category B and C countries will need to: – have undergone a test for Covid-19 at a certified lab, within at least 72 hours prior to their departure, and hold a certificate demonstrating the negative result to the test; – provide specific information and a declaration. In the following cases, passengers travelling from Category B countries have the option to be tested – at their own expenses – upon their arrival at the Republic of Cyprus, if they didn’t take the test for COVID-19 within at least 72 hours prior to their departure: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission by the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended; 5. Persons from countries in category B, whose authorities are not in a position to offer Covid-19 testing to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus, following an announcement by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus are permitted to perform the Covid-19 test upon their entry to the Republic of Cyprus. Only the following passenger categories can travel to Cyprus from Category C countries: 1) Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic, and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2) Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    3) Persons allowed to enter the Republic in accordance with the Vienna Convention; 4) Persons of any nationality who are allowed to enter the Republic after obtaining special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended. The above groups of passengers, travelling from Category Β or C countries, will have the option of taking the test upon their arrival in Cyprus and pay fo the cost of the test. Passengers should constantly visit the dedicated electronic platform to be informed of possible changes that will affect their trip. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms] All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.
    ***Transit: Transit is permitted, with limitations.
    ***Third Countries (see above and): As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    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. In the Republic of Cyprus, most movement and other restrictions have now been lifted but are subject to change. Further guidance and updates are available on the Cyprus government website [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/]. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions and other have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times.

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    30.07.2020
  • Cyprus Cypriot government reintroduced ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From within the EU: Based on epidemiological criteria and data, countries are divided in 3 categories: Category A, Category B, and all other countries that do not belong to Category A or B (classified as Category C). The categorisation of countries (available at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories; is continuously updated, according to the mentioned epidemiological criteria. As of 20 June 2020, passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Passengers from Category B and C countries will need to: – have undergone a test for Covid-19 at a certified lab, within at least 72 hours prior to their departure, and hold a certificate demonstrating the negative result to the test; – provide specific information and a declaration. In the following cases, passengers travelling from Category B countries have the option to be tested – at their own expenses – upon their arrival at the Republic of Cyprus, if they didn’t take the test for COVID-19 within at least 72 hours prior to their departure: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission by the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended; 5. Persons from countries in category B, whose authorities are not in a position to offer Covid-19 testing to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus, following an announcement by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus are permitted to perform the Covid-19 test upon their entry to the Republic of Cyprus. Only the following passenger categories can travel to Cyprus from Category C countries: 1) Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic, and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2) Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    3) Persons allowed to enter the Republic in accordance with the Vienna Convention; 4) Persons of any nationality who are allowed to enter the Republic after obtaining special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended. The above groups of passengers, travelling from Category Β or C countries, will have the option of taking the test upon their arrival in Cyprus and pay fo the cost of the test. Passengers should constantly visit the dedicated electronic platform to be informed of possible changes that will affect their trip. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: [https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms] All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass. The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.
    ***Transit: Transit is permitted, with limitations.
    ***Third Countries (see above and): As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. 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. In the Republic of Cyprus, most movement and other restrictions have now been lifted. Further guidance and information is available on the gradual easing of the lockdown measures [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/pdf/measuresx.pdf]. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions and other have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times.

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    27.07.2020
  • Cyprus Cypriot government to reintroduce ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    ***From within the EU: Based on epidemiological criteria and data, countries are divided in 3 categories: Category A, Category B, and all other countries that do not belong to Category A or B (classified as Category C). The categorisation of countries (available at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories) is continuously updated, according to the mentioned epidemiological criteria. As of 20 June 2020, passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Passengers from Category B and C countries will need to: – have undergone a test for Covid-19 at a certified lab, within at least 72 hours prior to their departure, and hold a certificate demonstrating the negative result to the test; – provide specific information and a declaration. In the following cases, passengers travelling from Category B countries have the option to be tested – at their own expenses – upon their arrival at the Republic of Cyprus, if they didn’t take the test for COVID-19 within at least 72 hours prior to their departure: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission by the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended; 5. Persons from countries in category B, whose authorities are not in a position to offer Covid-19 testing to those wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus, following an announcement by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus are permitted to perform the Covid-19 test upon their entry to the Republic of Cyprus.
    Only the following passenger categories can travel to Cyprus from Category C countries: 1) Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic, and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2) Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3) Persons allowed to enter the Republic in accordance with the Vienna Convention; 4) Persons of any nationality who are allowed to enter the Republic after obtaining special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended. The above groups of passengers, travelling from Category Β or C countries, will have the option of taking the test upon their arrival in Cyprus and pay for the cost of the test. Passengers should constantly visit the dedicated electronic platform to be informed of possible changes that will affect their trip. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass (https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy). The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.
    ***Transit: Transit is permitted, with limitations.
    ***Third Countries (see above and): As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    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. In the Republic of Cyprus, most movement and other restrictions have now been lifted. Further guidance and information is available on the gradual easing of the lockdown measures [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/pdf/measuresx.pdf]. In the north of Cyprus, most movement restrictions and other have now been lifted. Face masks must be worn in public at all times.

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    15.07.2020
  • Cyprus Cypriot government to reintroduce ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Based on epidemiological criteria and data, countries are divided in 3 categories: Category A, Category B, and all other countries that do not belong to Category A or B (classified as Category C). The categorisation of countries (available at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories) is continuously updated, according to the mentioned epidemiological criteria. As of 20 June 2020, passengers from Category A countries are only asked to provide some specific information and a declaration. Passengers from Category B and C countries will need to: – have undergone a test for Covid-19 at a certified lab, within at least 72 hours prior to their departure, and hold a certificate demonstrating the negative result to the test; – provide specific information and a declaration. In the following cases, passengers travelling from Category B countries have the option to be tested – at their own expenses – upon their arrival at the Republic of Cyprus, if they didn’t take the test for COVID-19 within at least 72 hours prior to their departure: 1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2. Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
    3. Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons, regardless of nationality, having a special permission by the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended; 5. Persons arriving from Category B countries that are not offering Covid-19 testing to people wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only the following passenger categories can travel to Cyprus from Category C countries: 1) Cypriot citizens permanently residing in the Republic, and their family members (foreign spouses, their minor children and their parents); 2) Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus; 3) Persons allowed to enter the Republic in accordance with the Vienna Convention; 4) Persons of any nationality who are allowed to enter the Republic after obtaining special permission from the Republic of Cyprus, as defined under the infectious Diseases (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease) Decree (N.30), as amended. The above groups of passengers, travelling from Category Β or C countries, will have the option of taking the test upon their arrival in Cyprus and pay for the cost of the test. Passengers should constantly visit the dedicated electronic platform to be informed of possible changes that will affect their trip. The prerequisites for passengers travelling to Cyprus from each country category can be found at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms All passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus have to submit, within 24 hours before starting their journey from the country of origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either via direct flight or with intermediate stops), all the information and documents required to obtain the CyprusFlightPass (https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy). The use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Consequently, when booking a flight, passengers have to be informed in advance by airlines, travel agents and/or internet booking platforms, before the final step of booking, that the acquisition of the CyprusFlightPass is necessary for their travel to the Republic of Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, which will be officially announced in the platform itself, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.
    Transit: Transit is permitted, with limitations.
    Third Countries (see above and): As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 9 June, tourist arrivals from a limited number of countries will be permitted, but this does not include the UK. Passengers who have been in the UK, or any other destination not listed in categories A or B, in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Cyprus, even via a third country (eg: Greece), until further notice. The exception to this is legal residents of Cyprus and Cypriot ID holders who will be permitted to enter Cyprus on presentation of proof of residence or Cypriot nationality and a negative PCR (antibody) test result (taken in the previous 72 hours). Further details are available from the Republic of Cyprus Information Office [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/index.html]. If needed, you should make sure that you complete your Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass[https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/]
    From 8 June, the authorities in the north of Cyprus are allowing entry to ‘citizens’ and foreign nationals who hold residency, work or student permits. Any travellers in one of these categories who arrive before 1 July, will need to quarantine for 14 days in facilities controlled by the authorities and pay for the cost of your stay. will be permitted entry from 1 July but will still be required to present a negative PCR test result (taken in the previous 72 hours) and go into quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

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    13.07.2020
  • Cyprus Cypriot government to reintroduce ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Cyprus is allowing entry from two sets of countries of origin, according to epidemiological criteria. Please consult the country lists here [https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol]
    As of 20th June, persons flying from Category A countries face no restrictions; people travelling from Category B countries are required to have a PCR test done at the source country, 72 hours prior to their arrival. Travel from countries which are not present in either of the two categories is allowed only in exceptional cases, and after receiving prior approval by the Cyprus government. This is also the case for transit travel via these countries.
    A full list of pre-requisites (in English) is available [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/pdf/f11en.pdf]
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 9 June, tourist arrivals from a limited number of countries will be permitted, but this does not include the UK. Passengers who have been in the UK, or any other destination not listed in categories A or B, in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Cyprus, even via a third country (eg: Greece), until further notice. The exception to this is legal residents of Cyprus and Cypriot ID holders who will be permitted to enter Cyprus on presentation of proof of residence or Cypriot nationality and a negative PCR (antibody) test result (taken in the previous 72 hours). Further details are available from the Republic of Cyprus Information Office [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/index.html]. If needed, you should make sure that you complete your Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass[https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/]
    From 8 June, the authorities in the north of Cyprus are allowing entry to ‘citizens’ and foreign nationals who hold residency, work or student permits. Any travellers in one of these categories who arrive before 1 July, will need to quarantine for 14 days in facilities controlled by the authorities and pay for the cost of your stay. will be permitted entry from 1 July but will still be required to present a negative PCR test result (taken in the previous 72 hours) and go into quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

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    08.07.2020
  • Cyprus Cypriot government to reintroduce ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)
    Government of Cyprus allows flights from Lebanon (The 961, 20.06.2020).
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    International restrictions:

    Cyprus is allowing entry from two sets of countries of origin, according to epidemiological criteria. Please consult the country lists here [https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol]
    As of 20th June, persons flying from Category A countries face no restrictions; people travelling from Category B countries are required to have a PCR test done at the source country, 72 hours prior to their arrival. Travel from countries which are not present in either of the two categories is allowed only in exceptional cases, and after receiving prior approval by the Cyprus government. This is also the case for transit travel via these countries.
    A full list of pre-requisites (in English) is available [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/pdf/f11en.pdf]
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 9 June, tourist arrivals from a limited number of countries will be permitted, but this does not include the UK. Passengers who have been in the UK, or any other destination not listed in categories A or B, in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Cyprus, even via a third country (eg: Greece), until further notice. The exception to this is legal residents of Cyprus and Cypriot ID holders who will be permitted to enter Cyprus on presentation of proof of residence or Cypriot nationality and a negative PCR (antibody) test result (taken in the previous 72 hours). Further details are available from the Republic of Cyprus Information Office [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/index.html]. If needed, you should make sure that you complete your Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass[https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/]
    From 8 June, the authorities in the north of Cyprus are allowing entry to ‘citizens’ and foreign nationals who hold residency, work or student permits. Any travellers in one of these categories who arrive before 1 July, will need to quarantine for 14 days in facilities controlled by the authorities and pay for the cost of your stay. will be permitted entry from 1 July but will still be required to present a negative PCR test result (taken in the previous 72 hours) and go into quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

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    05.07.2020
  • Cyprus Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)
    Government of Cyprus allows flights from Lebanon (The 961, 20.06.2020).
    .
    *****

    International restrictions:

    Cyprus is allowing entry from two sets of countries of origin, according to epidemiological criteria. Please consult the country lists here [https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol]
    As of 20th June, persons flying from Category A countries face no restrictions; people travelling from Category B countries are required to have a PCR test done at the source country, 72 hours prior to their arrival. Travel from countries which are not present in either of the two categories is allowed only in exceptional cases, and after receiving prior approval by the Cyprus government. This is also the case for transit travel via these countries.
    A full list of pre-requisites (in English) is available [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/pdf/f11en.pdf]
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    From 9 June, tourist arrivals from a limited number of countries will be permitted, but this does not include the UK. Passengers who have been in the UK, or any other destination not listed in categories A or B, in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Cyprus, even via a third country (eg: Greece), until further notice. The exception to this is legal residents of Cyprus and Cypriot ID holders who will be permitted to enter Cyprus on presentation of proof of residence or Cypriot nationality and a negative PCR (antibody) test result (taken in the previous 72 hours). Further details are available from the Republic of Cyprus Information Office [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/index.html]. If needed, you should make sure that you complete your Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass[https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/]
    From 8 June, the authorities in the north of Cyprus are allowing entry to ‘citizens’ and foreign nationals who hold residency, work or student permits. Any travellers in one of these categories who arrive before 1 July, will need to quarantine for 14 days in facilities controlled by the authorities and pay for the cost of your stay. will be permitted entry from 1 July but will still be required to present a negative PCR test result (taken in the previous 72 hours) and go into quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

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    01.07.2020
  • Cyprus Government of Cyprus allows flights from Lebanon (The 961, 20.06.2020)
    The Republic of Cyprus has reopened its airport for a specific set of countries, distributed under the two categories “A” and “B,” according to each country’s epidemiological data. Cyprus said that travelers arriving from countries under this category will be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been conducted within 72 hours of travel, or on arrival, if the test is unavailable in the country of departure.
    Arrivals from Category A, or low-risk countries, on the other hand, do not need to provide proof of negative test results.

    The area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) has announced that travelers from abroad will be allowed to enter beginning Wednesday, July 1. (OSAC, 16.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates.
    – This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates if they reside in Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
    2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
    3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
    – Passengers older than 65 years are allowed to present a printed Passenger Locator Form upon arrival.
    4. Passengers arriving from Belgium, France, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All movement restrictions have been lifted, although limits on mass gatherings remain. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    *****TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    22.06.2020
  • Cyprus Government of Cyprus allows flights from Lebanon (The 961, 20.06.2020)
    The Republic of Cyprus has reopened its airport for a specific set of countries, distributed under the two categories “A” and “B,” according to each country’s epidemiological data. Cyprus said that travelers arriving from countries under this category will be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been conducted within 72 hours of travel, or on arrival, if the test is unavailable in the country of departure.
    Arrivals from Category A, or low-risk countries, on the other hand, do not need to provide proof of negative test results.

    The area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) has announced that travelers from abroad will be allowed to enter beginning Wednesday, July 1. (OSAC, 16.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates.
    – This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates if they reside in Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
    2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
    3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
    – Passengers older than 65 years are allowed to present a printed Passenger Locator Form upon arrival.
    4. Passengers arriving from Belgium, France, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    *****TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    21.06.2020
  • Cyprus The Republic of Cyprus has reopened its airport for a specific set of countries, distributed under the two categories “A” and “B,” according to each country’s epidemiological data. Cyprus said that travelers arriving from countries under this category will be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been conducted within 72 hours of travel, or on arrival, if the test is unavailable in the country of departure.
    Arrivals from Category A, or low-risk countries, on the other hand, do not need to provide proof of negative test results.

    The area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) has announced that travelers from abroad will be allowed to enter beginning Wednesday, July 1. (OSAC, 16.06.2020)

    Effective from 20 June 2020:
    1. Passengers arriving from Israel, Poland or Romania, Lebanon must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    *****TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    20.06.2020
  • Cyprus As of June 9, regularly-scheduled commercial flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus have resumed. (OSAC, 09.06.2020)
    The area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) has announced that travelers from abroad will be allowed to enter beginning Wednesday, July 1. (OSAC, 16.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if they reside in Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
    2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
    3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
    – Passengers older than 65 years are allowed to present a printed Passenger Locator Form upon arrival.
    4. Passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    Effective from 20 June 2020:
    1. Passengers arriving from Israel, Poland or Romania must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    *****TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    16.06.2020
  • Cyprus As of June 9, regularly-scheduled commercial flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus have resumed. (OSAC, 09.06.2020)
    The first commercial flights due at Paphos Airport are expected on June 21. (Cyprus Mail, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if they reside in Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
    2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
    3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
    – Passengers older than 65 years are allowed to present a printed Passenger Locator Form upon arrival.
    4. Passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    Effective from 20 June 2020:
    1. Passengers arriving from Israel, Poland or Romania must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    11.06.2020
  • Cyprus As of June 9, regularly-scheduled commercial flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus have resumed. (OSAC, 09.06.2020)
    The first commercial flights due at Paphos Airport are expected on June 21. (Cyprus Mail, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if they reside in Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
    2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
    3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
    – Passengers older than 65 years are allowed to present a printed Passenger Locator Form upon arrival.
    4. Passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    Effective from 20 June 2020:
    1. Passengers arriving from Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Poland, Romania or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    10.06.2020
  • Cyprus As of June 9, regularly-scheduled commercial flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus have resumed. (OSAC, 09.06.2020)
    The first commercial flights due at Paphos Airport are expected on June 21. (Cyprus Mail, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission from the government of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    2. Passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before arrival.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    3. Nationals and residents of Cyprus and passengers with a special permission from the government of Cyprus not arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
    Effective from 20 June 2020:
    1. Passengers arriving from Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Poland, Romania or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus and passengers with a special permission from the government of Cyprus not arriving from Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Poland, Romania or Switzerland are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    09.06.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus will reopen its airports for flights from 19 countries on June 9 and will allow hotels to reopen as of June 1. (FG, 23.05.2020)

    1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended.
    – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus.
    2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
    Effective 9 June 2020:
    1. Flights to Cyprus will be resuming.
    2. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission from the government of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    3. Passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before arrival.
    4. Nationals and alien residents of Cyprus arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must:
    – have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before arrival; or
    – be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) upon arrival.
    5. Nationals and alien residents of Cyprus and passengers with a special permission from the government of Cyprus not arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases.
    PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020
    PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020
    Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available.
    Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania.
    Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic.
    During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros).
    During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May. Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    03.06.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus will reopen its airports for flights from 19 countries on June 9 and will allow hotels to reopen as of June 1. (FG, 23.05.2020) 1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended. – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus. 2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 28 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal. All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations. All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May. Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B). TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear facemasks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May). A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    26.05.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus will reopen its airports for flights from 19 countries on June 9 and will allow hotels to reopen as of June 1. (FG, 23.05.2020) 1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended. – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus. 2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 28 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal. In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear face masks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May). All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations. All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 (local time) until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have been banned, including private visits to homes. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May. Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June. TRNC – A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    23.05.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus is preparing plans to restart air travel and tourism on June 9. (Media, 21.05.2020) 1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended. – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus. 2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 28 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal. In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear face masks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May). All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations. All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 (local time) until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have been banned, including private visits to homes. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May. Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June. TRNC – A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    22.05.2020
  • Cyprus Country extends ban on all inbound, outbound flights until 28 May (eKathimerini, 11.05.2020) 1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended. – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus. 2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 28 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal. In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear face masks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May). All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations. All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 (local time) until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. TRNC – A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here . (In Greek) All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May. Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://cy.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ International SOS

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    12.05.2020
  • Cyprus Government announces partial easing of lockdown from 4 May (Reuters, 29.04.2020)
    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 17 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal.

    1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended.
    – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus.
    2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 17 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal. In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear face masks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May). All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations. All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions will be partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 (local time) until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. TRNC – A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30. All shops, malls, restaurants (delivery services will continue) bars, clubs, coffee shops, hairdressing and beauty salons, sports facilities, betting shops, museums, theme parks, movie theatres, libraries will close. Pharmacies, grocery stores, bakeries, gas stations, and kiosks will remain open but there are limits on the number of customers present at any one time. Supermarkets will exclusively serve people who belong to vulnerable groups of society, those 60 years and over and people with disabilities, until 10.00. Schools in the Republic of Cyprus are closed until at least 30 April. Hotels have suspended operations until at least 30 April. A curfew is in effect 21.00 and 06.00 every night. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

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    10.05.2020
  • 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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