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Source: European Union/Re-open EU

04.05.2021


From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?



PARTIALLY


Cyprus has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low-risk countries. It is based on the data and criteria communicated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) every Thursday. Each country is given a colour code (red, orange, green). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country.

Find out the current colour code assigned by Cyprus to each country


Is a coronavirus test required?

As of 1 April 2021, passengers from countries of the "Green Category" are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

Travellers from "Orange Category" countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Additionally, the following categories may be tested upon arrival:

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

Travellers from "Red Category" countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

The following categories of passengers from a "Red Category" country may enter Cyprus after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

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

As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.


Is a quarantine required?

Travellers from "Orange" and "Red" countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result.

People from "Red" countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

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

All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

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


Find out more:
Updated information on Country Categories
Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)


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


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

  1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
  2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
  3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
  4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.


As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as "green", "orange", "red" and "grey".

As of 1 April 2021, all passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolate.


Is a coronavirus test required?

As of 1 April 2021, all passengers from "Green Category" countries are not required to hold a Covid-19 test certificate and to self-isolate.

Travellers from "Orange Category" countries have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

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

Travellers from "Red Category" countries have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

The following categories of passengers may enter from a "red" country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

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


Is a quarantine required?

Travellers from "orange" and "red" countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from "red" countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

For travellers from "grey" countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

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


Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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


Find out more:
Epidemiological risk assessment (19/04/2021)



May I transit this country?


PARTIALLY


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

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

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


General measures



As of 10 January, a strict lockdown is applied. From 16 March, a curfew is in place and the movement of citizens is banned from 23:00 to 5:00 (with some exceptions).

The enterprises serving the public, as well as the offices of the public sector and the Local Authorities, should take the necessary measures to guarantee a minimum distance of 2 metres and the maximum presence of 1 person per 10 square metres for shops below 1000 square metres and of 1 person per 15 square metres for shops exceeding 1000 square metres. 


Find out more:

FAQs on measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic

Decree 12/2021


Use of facemasks



The use of a facemask is mandatory for people from the age of 12:

  • in closed public spaces with more than 1 person;
  • in outdoor public places with more than 2 people;
  • in any workplace that involves physical proximity with the public, in retail stores and for people delivering goods.


Physical Distancing



Physical distancing measures of 2 metres outdoors and 3 metres indoors are in place.


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/CYP/7001

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31.03.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


NO


Cyprus implements the commonly agreed EU "traffic lights" approach to travel restrictions.


Is a coronavirus test required?

Travellers from "Green Category" countries are not required to provide a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the "Green Category" will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

Travellers from "Orange Category" countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

The following categories may also be tested upon arrival:

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

Travellers from "Red Category" countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, these travellers are subject to a second test upon their arrival.

The following categories of passengers may enter from a "Red Category" country after having taken, at their own expense, only a test upon their arrival:

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


Is a quarantine required?

Travellers from "Orange" and "Red" countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result.

People from "Red" countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and, after the end of the 72 hours, they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

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

All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

The use of the platform is mandatory for anyone who wishes to travel to Cyprus. Only in case of technical problems or scheduled maintenance of the electronic platform, passengers will be allowed to fill in the required form in writing.

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


Find out more:
Updated information on Country Categories
Epidemiological risk assessment (22/03/2021)


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


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

In the case of passengers arriving from the UK:

  1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
  2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation;
  3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
  4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted.


As of 1 March 2021, the evaluation of third countries will be carried out by the Ministry of Health which classifies them as "green", "orange", "red" and "grey".


Is a coronavirus test required?

Travellers coming from the Green Category countries are not required to hold a COVID-19 test certificate or self-isolate.

During the period 1-31 March 2021, all passengers from countries of the "Green Category" will undergo a PCR laboratory test upon their arrival in Cyprus, the cost of which will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus. As of 1 April 2021, no restriction will be in place.

Travellers from countries of the "Orange Category" have to provide a document showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country.

The following categories have also the option to be tested upon arrival:

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

Travellers from countries of the "Red Category" have to undergo a double testing procedure, showing a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country and carrying out another PCR test upon arrival.

The following categories of passengers may enter from a "red" country after having undergone, at their own expense, only a laboratory test upon their arrival: 

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


Is a quarantine required?

Travellers from "orange" and "red" countries shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the PCR test result. People from "red" countries falling within the categories 1-3 above must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the last test is negative, isolation expires.

All travellers who test positive should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and follow the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health.

For travellers from "grey" countries, quarantine measures apply, in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Passengers shall remain in mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result is negative.

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


Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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


Find out more:
Epidemiological risk assessment (22/03)


May I transit this country?


PARTIALLY


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

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

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


May I enter this country by sea transport?



PARTIALLY


All Ports shall operate only for commercial transactions and activities. The boarding of cruise ships is prohibited.



May I fly to this country?


Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

from 18:00 of 21 December 2020, taking into account the information concerning the new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and in an effort to safeguard Public Health, for precautionary reasons and until new clarifications are provided by the scientific community, the following measures apply to all passengers arriving at Larnaka and Pafos Airports from the UK:

  1. Passengers may either present the negative result of a molecular test taken in the 72 hours before entering Cyprus or undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports or Larnaca and Paphos;
  2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation (persons under the age of 18 may choose to self-isolate at their homes or to remain in isolation in the hotels if they are travelling with their parents or legal guardians);
  3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days).
  4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted for medical guidance and the
    relevant health protocol of the Ministry of Health shall be
    observed.

It is noted that the cost of transfer and hotel stay is undertaken by the State.

The samples taken from travellers who arrived from the UK during last week and who were found positive will be sent to the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics to be checked and to determine whether the new mutant strain of coronavirus is found. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Coronavirus, in accordance with the competent EU bodies, is closely monitoring the developments and any new recommendation or suggestion will be announced accordingly.

You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about air passenger rights on our portal for citizens.


General measures



As of 10 January, a strict lockdown is applied. From 16 March, a curfew is in place and the movement of citizens is banned from 23:00 to 5:00 (with some exceptions).

The percentage of physical presence of employees in private service businesses decreases from 50% to 25%.

The enterprises serving the public, as well as the offices of the public sector, and the Local Authorities, should take the necessary measures to guarantee a minimum distance of 2 metres and the maximum presence of 1 person per 10 square metres.


To know more:

FAQs on measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic

Decree 11/2021

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



The use of a facemask is mandatory for people from the age of 12:

  • in closed public spaces with more than 1 person;
  • in outdoor public places with more than 2 people;
  • in any workplace that involves physical proximity with the public, in retail stores and for people delivering goods.


Physical Distancing



Physical distancing measures of 2 metres outdoors and 3 metres indoors are in place.


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/CYP/7001

_____________________________________________________________

22.01.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?



PARTIALLY


Note: Cyprus adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Cyprus are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

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

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 and should be in isolation until they receive the results:

  • Cypriot citizens and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
  • persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
  • persons from category B countries that are not in the position to offer a laboratory testing service (public or private) to those wishing to travel to Cyprus, provided that an announcement by the Ministry of Health of Cyprus grants this permission

Category C

In case of travellers from a Category C country, or who have stayed in a Category C country in the 14 days before arrival to Cyprus, only the following categories are allowed to enter the territory:

  • Cypriot citizens, permanently residing in the Republic of Cyprus and their family members (foreign spouses and their minor children);
  • persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus;
  • persons, regardless of nationality, having special permission as defined under the infectious Diseases Decree N.30 (Determination of Measures Against the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease), as amended.
  • patients, regardless of nationality, who received treatment by an approved private or public hospital/medical centre in the Republic and who are in need to continue such treatment;
  • persons, regardless of nationality, whose presence in the Republic, due to their professional or scientific capacity, is approved by the competent medical body to reinforce the efforts against COVID-19;
  • first-degree relatives of persons residing in the Republic and/or who are doing business in the Republic (spouse, children, parents) for reunion purposes.

The above-mentioned categories have the possibility either to provide a document showing a negative PCR result for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before entering the country or to be tested upon arrival at their own expenses. 

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 on the 10th day 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.

All travellers who test positive for COVID-19 should be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days and the medical protocol of the Ministry of Health shall be observed.

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

Additional details can be found on the Decree n.2/2021

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. 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.


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

from 21 December 2020, the following measures apply to all passengers arriving from the UK:

  1. Passengers will undergo a molecular test upon their arrival at the Airports;
  2. They will then be transferred to designated hotels for compulsory 7-day self-isolation (persons under the age of 18 may choose to self-isolate at their homes or to remain in isolation in the hotels if they are travelling with their parents or legal guardians);
  3. On the 7th day of isolation, they will undergo a new molecular test and, in case of a negative result, they will continue their self-isolation at home for another 3 days (total self-isolation: 10 days);
  4. On the 10th day, and provided no symptoms occur, they are automatically released. In case symptoms occur, the General Practitioner should be contacted for medical guidance.

___________________

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

Travel restrictions have been lifted for residents of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand (Category A countries).

The categorisation of countries is available at cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and is revised on a weekly basis.


May I enter this country by sea transport?

PARTIALLY

All Ports shall operate only for commercial transactions and activities. The boarding of cruise ships is prohibited.



General measures



As of 10 January 2021, a strict lockdown is applied.

A curfew is in place and the movement of citizens is banned from 21:00 to 5:00. The movement of persons during curfew hours is permitted for the following reasons:

  • To move from/to the workplace, with the presentation of a form ("Form A"), completed and signed by the employer, which certifies the necessity for the movement during the aforementioned hours;
  • For urgent reasons, such as going to a medical centre (or hospital or pharmacy), to a veterinarian for medical emergencies, and to provide assistance to people who are unable to care for themselves or who need to self-isolate.

Movement by exception will be permitted twice a day by sending a text message to 8998. Persons over the age of 65 may use "Form B" for their movement by exception. To move from/to the workplace, no text message is required, but the employee must present "Form A" signed by his/her employer.

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

To know more:

FAQs on measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic

Decree n.2/2021

Decree n.3/2021

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



The use of a mask is mandatory for people from the age of 12:

  • in closed public spaces;
  • in outdoor public places;
  • in any workplace that involves physical proximity with the public, in retail stores and for people delivering goods.


Physical Distancing



Physical distancing measures of 2 metres outdoors and 3 metres indoors are in place.


_____________________________________________________________


14.12.2020

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



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, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand.

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.

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Partially

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.


_____________________________________________________________

02.10.2020

Third-country nationals coming from outside the EU and Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein

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 Cyprus Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention Persons 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 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: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

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 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 Cyprus Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus under the Vienna Convention Persons 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 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: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms

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28.08.2020

Travelling to Cyprus
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

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


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/CYP

Source: European Commission

22.07.2020

Conditions to enter the country for foreign visitors (29.05.2020)

Cyprus has published a protocol for the entry into the country for foreign visitors.

Further information: 
https://www.pio.gov.cy/assets/pdf/newsroom/2020/05/29.5.2020...

More info:
https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/

Source: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/home_en

Source: WCO/Department of Customs and Excise

07.05.2020

1. Measures aiming to Facilitate the Cross-border Movement of Relief and
Essential Supplies

1.1. Facilitation for the import of medical equipment.

1.2. Offer relaxation and facilitation according to the Commission’s guidance:
https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/covid-19-taxud-response/guidance-customsissues-related-covid-19-emergency_en

1.3. Automatic electronic notification for the release of cargo by the Customs
Authorities to the Port Controlling Authorities.

2. Measures aiming at Supporting the Economy and Sustaining Supply Chain
Continuity

2.1. For companies approved for deferred payment of excise duty and VAT, the
legislation has been amended in order to allow the prolongation of the payments
period.

2.2. On a temporary basis T2L copies instead of originals are accepted, as long as
circumstances prevail making the timely presentation of originals impossible. However
post-controls or other measures apply.
In addition, upon request of the person concerned and if justified under the current
specific circumstances, flexibility may be applied as regards the period of validity of
the proof of customs status.

2.3. The period for taking goods out of the customs territory without the export or reexport declaration being invalidated by the customs office of export is prolonged.
Under the current exceptional circumstances, the customs office of export should not
initiate such invalidation, unless the declarant of the declaration concerned explicitly
requests this.

2.4. Exceptionally during the crisis period and until further notice, when requiring the
provision by importers of origin certificates issued for preferential purposes in the form
of a copy, issued on paper or electronically are accepted. More specifically this applies
to:
- a copy, either in paper or in electronic form (scanned or available online), of the original certificate signed and stamped by the competent
authorities as normally required;
- the certificate, not signed and stamped by the competent authorities as
normally required but with a digital signature of the competent
authorities, or a copy of it, either in paper or in electronic form (scanned
or available on-line).

A copy of a certificate which is not issued in accordance with any of the
two possibilities mentioned above cannot be accepted, unless the
customs authorities of the importing country ascertain their issuance
and authenticity through other means (for instance, via communication
with the customs of the exporting country providing confirmation).
The above apply only to certificates that have been issued since the
start of the CoVid19 crisis where it has affected the possibility to issue
them in due form. For the purpose of this note, such situation is
deemed to exist from 1st March 2020.

Once the exceptional situation ceases, customs authorities will be
entitled to request the importer to present the original certificate.

3. Measures aiming at Protecting Customs administrations’ Staff

3.1. Protection and social distancing measures taken by front line officers, in order to
prevent spreading of the infection and safeguarding the operation of the Customs
Offices in case of an incident during a shift.

3.2. Staff with chronic illness, pregnant women and parents with children under 15
years old working remotely from home by the end of school year.

4. Other Measures

5.1. Further facilitation of the use of electronic payments.

Suspension of flights from all EEA countries and Switzerland

Cyprus has notified a suspension of flights from all EEA countries and Switzerland. Exempt include cargo, ferry, humanitarian, ambulance and repatriation flights to Cyprus.

Start date: 21.03.2020

End date: not available

Entry ban to non-resident citizens and mandatory 14-day quarantine (16.03.2020)

Between 16/3/2020 and 30/4/2020, entry to the Republic of Cyprus will only be granted to Cypriot citizens, legal residents, European or third-country nationals working in Cyprus and a number of exceptional cases. All travelers returning to Cyprus from abroad, regardless of their country of origin, will be placed under a 14-day compulsory quarantine at accommodation facilities designated by the Republic of Cyprus. In addition, passengers arriving in Cyprus must be in possession of a recent medical certificate.

Start date: 16.03.2020

End date: 30.04.2020

Further information: https://www.pio.gov.cy/en/press-releases-article.html?id=12683#flat





Remarks from the International Road Transport Union

08.06.2020

On 8 June, the Official Journal of the EU published a list of Member States that decided not to apply certain provisions of Regulation (EU) 2020/698, which lays down specific and temporary measures in view of the COVID‐19 outbreak concerning the renewal or extension of certain certificates, licences and authorisations, and the postponement of certain periodic checks and periodic training in certain areas of transport legislation. Member States involved are as following:

  • Sweden
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Romania
  • Luxembourg
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Malta

These Member States are added to those whose notification was published on 2 and 3 June: Poland, Latvia, Hungary, Estonia, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Finland, Croatia, Lithuania.

Source: European Commission

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