Cyprus (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: If you hold an appropriate vaccine certification coming from these countries EU, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Canada, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Russia, Saudia Arabia, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States, you can enter without PCR test and quarantine.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR tests required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 16.07.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
– residents of Cyprus;
– passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See);
– spouses and children of nationals of Cyprus;
– passengers with a vaccination certificate issued in Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Vatican City (Holy See). Details can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/vaccinated-passengers ;
– passengers with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) with a positive COVID-19 PCR test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 days before departure.
2. Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been in or transited through India.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden;
– residents of Cyprus.
3. Passengers must complete their application for a Cyprus Flight Pass at most 48 hours before the departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See);
– nationals and residents of Cyprus if arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Portugal, Qatar, Russian Fed., Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom;
– passengers with a vaccination certificate issued in Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Vatican City (Holy See). Details can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/vaccinated-passengers ;
– passengers with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) with a positive COVID-19 PCR test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 days before departure.
5. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense and quarantine for up to 14 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/459t4ket , https://tinyurl.com/p44y8nds and https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country (https://bit.ly/3hNZ95d)

Travel from countries classified as “green”

Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).

Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as “green” can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the following list of countries, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers.

All other travellers arriving from countries classified as “orange” or “red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Additionally, travellers from countries classified as “red” are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.

The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):

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 from countries classified as “orange”, irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.

Travellers from countries classified as “orange” or “red” shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from “red” countries falling under categories 1-3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.

Travellers from countries classified as “gray” must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.

The test result must be sent to the following email address: [email protected]

All travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.
 

Lockdown Details

From 10 May, a “SafePass” aimed at safely reopening social and economic activities has been introduced.

The pass consists of a document stating that the bearer has either:

-been vaccinated against Covid-19;
-recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months;
-tested negative for COVID-19 within the last 72 hours.

The document has to be displayed by all residents and visitors at hotels, restaurants, cafes or bars, places of worship, theatres and cinemas, shopping malls, gyms, retirement homes, beauty salons, beaches, food stores and other public venues.

To obtain a SafePass, citizens must present one of the following forms of evidence:

1. Vaccination certificate with at least one dose and after a period of 3 weeks has passed (citizens can present the Vaccination Card given to them at the vaccination centres);
2. Proof that a person has contracted COVID-19 in the last 6 months (citizens may present the release text message or the recovery text message sent to their mobile phone by the Ministry of Health);
3. Citizens aged 12 and over are given the option to present a negative test certificate, from a PCR or a rapid test, valid for 72 hours. Citizens may present either the form provided by the different test units, or the text message sent to their mobile phone with the result of the test.

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

Catering establishments are allowed to open outdoors.

Customers must hold a Coronapass (SafePass).

As of 1 June 2021, indoor spaces of catering establishments will be allowed as well.
 

Sources

https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol
Data Source: covidcontrols.co