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April / 14th / 2021
Cyprus covid travel restrictions are currently following a colour-coded system harmonized with ECDC evaluation standards. Therefore, only countries not included on ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) lists, will be evaluated separately by the Cyprus government. Below are the entry requirements when somebody is traveling to Cyprus.
|Cyprus Flight Pass completion 24h prior to departure||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|COVID-19 PCR test 72h prior to departure (traveller-paid)Yes||NO||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival to Cyprus (traveller-paid)||NO||NO||Yes||NO|
|Mandatory self-isolation upon arrival||NO||NO||NO||Yes|
Vaccination is not a prerequisite for travel; however, Cyprus is now in a position to update its travel protocol, and offer travel guidance to vaccinated travellers as well. For persons traveling from the above-mentioned countries, vaccination certificates will be accepted as an additional facilitator for travel, from May 10th ’21. Cyprus considers as authorized for travel, the vaccines Sputnik V and all those which have been approved by the European Medicines Agency.
Passengers holding a valid certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 arriving in Cyprus from abroad, regardless of their nationality and country of departure, shall be exempted from the obligation of laboratory testing and self-isolation/quarantine, subject to conditions
The following persons will need to undergone COVID-19 PCR test at their own expense, upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus:
The following persons will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus having undergone a lab test at their own expense, upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus:
Travel from GREY countries, is allowed only for:
Note: European Union citizens, citizens of European Economic Area (including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), citizens of Switzerland and citizens of third countries, must undergo a molecular test prior to departure, as stipulated above. The other categories of passengers have the choice of either taking the test prior to their departure or taking it upon entry to the Republic of Cyprus, at their own expense.
Travelers should constantly visit this platform in order to remain up to date about possible changes that may affect their trip.
For Categories Green, Orange and Red, please see below. Any Countries not defined below are treated as Grey (Special Permission) category.
|Belarus||Holy See (Vatican City State)||Norway||Switzerland|
|Bulgaria||Italy||Qatar||United Arab Emirates|
|Czech Republic||Latvia||Russian Federation||United States|
A ‘Cyprus Flight Pass’ is available on the website www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy, which can be accessed and filled in electronically. All passengers traveling to the Republic of Cyprus need to fill in and submit in advance, all required information and documents; use of the platform is obligatory for anyone who wishes to fly to the Republic of Cyprus. ONLY in the event of a technical problem or scheduled
For persons traveling from certain countries, a vaccination certificate will be accepted as an additional facilitator for travel. Dates of implementation may vary for each country, so travellers should follow public announcements made by the Cyprus Government. Travelers from these countries, who can prove that they have received the required doses of an authorized vaccine, will not be required to undergo any tests to visit Cyprus. Moreover, they will not be placed in quarantine. The Republic of Cyprus still reserves the right to randomly test any arriving flight, and this will include vaccinated travellers as well. Moreover, all other destination protocols need to be implemented by everyone, including vaccinated travellers.