Cyprus has reopened for tourism and starting accepting visitors from a list of countries in June.
Here is everything you need to know before booking your trip, including which countries can go and all entry requirements.
Cyprus is so keen to get its tourism industry back on track, officials are offering to cover the costs of any travelers who test positive for Covid-19 while on vacation in the Mediterranean island nation.
Countries That Can Currently Travel To Cyprus
Updated: Nov 11
Category A Countries:
Passengers coming from Category A countries do not have to present a laboratory COVID-19 test certificate or go into self-isolation.
Category B Countries:
|Holy See (Vatican City State)|
Passengers coming from Category B countries will be required to have undertaken a laboratory test at most 72 hours prior to departure and to possess a Certificate showing negative PCR examination for the virus.
Category C Countries:
- Czech Republic
Entry into Cyprus from Category C countries shall be allowed for essential travelers and only with a negative RT-PCR test certificate for COVID-19 undertaken at least 72 hours prior to departure. It must be noted that such persons shall have to remain in a state of self-isolation for 14 days. (Summary: Negative PCR test AND 14-day quarantine needed, plus another PCR test on the 14th day required.)
Important Entry Requirement Update:
Cyprus Flight Pass
The government of Cyprus is now requiring all tourists register and fill out a digital form, which will serve as their ‘entry pass' into Cyprus.
The purpose of the pass as per the government is:
“To facilitate your travel arrangements to Cyprus and ensure the capture of all necessary information required by the Health authorities, we have created this online portal where you can complete all the necessary formalities in a quick and easy way and receive your authorisation to fly.”
Tourists can apply for their Cyprus Flight Pass up to 24 hours before their flight.
Entry Requirement Summary:
- All passengers need to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass application
- Category A countries do not need a test or to quarantine
- Category B countries need a 72 hour negative PCR test
- Category C countries, essential only and need a 72 hour negative PCR test, a chance of a test on arrival, and self isolate for 14 days.
- All travelers should have travel insurance that covers covid
- All updated rules can be seen here
Disclaimer: Cyprus’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.
Originally Published: July 15, 2020