Cyprus (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

The complete list of vaccines that are accepted in Cyprus is as follows:

BioNTech/Pfizer (Comirnaty)
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
Moderna (Spikevax)
Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
AstraZeneca – Serum Institute of India (Covishield)
Sinovac (CoronaVac)
Sinopharm BIBP
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 22.10.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Cyprus, their spouses and children;
– residents of Cyprus;
– nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, 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;
-passengers arriving from Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, 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, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy);
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), 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) as proof of recovery and a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 180 days before departure;
– passengers who recovered from COVID-19 with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
2. Passengers must complete their application for a Cyprus Flight Pass at most 48 hours before the departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Cyprus, between 12 and 15 years;
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers arriving from Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malta, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers 16 year and older, who are nationals of Cyprus, their spouses and children, with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the first dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield, SK Bioscience, Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac;
– passengers 16 year and older, who are residents of Cyprus with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the first dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield, SK Bioscience, Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival . Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield, SK Bioscience, Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac. The certificate must be issued in:
– Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), 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) as proof of recovery, issued at most 180 days after the positive test result;
– passengers who recovered from COVID-19 with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
4. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense and self-isolation. Details can be found at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/passengers-eligible-for-a-test
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malta, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Vatican City (Holy See).

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonised with evaluation standards set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation into “Green”, “Orange” and “Red” categories, with the category “Green” having the most favourable epidemiological status. The categorisation of Countries is updated weekly by the Ministry of Health. The measures applicable depend on the colour code assigned to each country (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories).
 

Lockdown Details

In all indoor and outdoor areas and premises where, subject to the distancing measures, more than 20 people may gather at any time, it is required that people aged 12 and above shall hold a “SafePass”.

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, archaeological sites 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 protective facemasks is mandatory for all persons over 12 years old, indoors where there is more than one person and outdoors where there are more than two persons with the exception .

Physical distancing measures apply so that people who do not belong to the same travel group maintain a reasonable distance from each other (the minimum area occupied per person should be 2 square metres outdoors, and 3 square metres indoors).

Retail trade enterprises including shopping centres, malls and large stores, are open.

The operation of catering establishments is permitted subject to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
 

Sources

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