Cyprus will reopen to tourists from a list of countries starting in June. Here is everything you need to know before booking your trip.
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.
Once the destination reopens, visitors from only chosen countries will be allowed to enter. The country lists are divided into 2 categories, A & B.
Countries That Can Currently Travel To Cyprus
Updated: July 4th
Category A Countries
Category B Countries
The government of Cyprus states it will re-evaluate and update the country lists weekly.
As of 20th June, persons flying from Category A countries face no restrictions when traveling to Cyprus; people traveling from Category B countries are required to have a PCR test done at the source country, 72 hours prior to travel.
What about the UK? Cyprus Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Friday that the UK will be included as of August 1 in a group of countries whose travellers need to provide negative coronavirus tests upon arrival, provided its epidemiological profile remains positive.
Important Update June 14th:
Cyprus Flight Pass
The government of Cyprus is now requiring 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 3 days before their flight.
Officials have issued a list of countries to be granted access to Cyprus in two separate stages.
Incoming flights from Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia and Lithuania will be authorized first.
From June 20, Cyprus will also permit incoming flights from Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia and the Czech Republic.
All 19 countries from both A & B categories will require proof of their negative Covid test, until June 19th.
Starting on June 20th, the negative test requirement will be lifted for all Category A countries and will only apply to Category B countries.
Cyprus reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We will do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information.