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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Cyprus
Data Last Updated: April 28, 2021

General Information

Partially Open

Cyprus has reopened to a number of nationalities. Countries are grouped based on the infection rates. Starting March 1, 2021, Cyprus will be following a color-coded system harmonized with ECDC evaluation standards. Below are the entry requirements:

Travelers coming from Green countries can enter with no need to submit a negative Covid-19 test. 

Travelers from Orange countries must submit a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

Travelers from Red countries must submit a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure, and undergo another test upon arrival at the airport. 

Travelers from Grey Countries must submit a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure and will undergo mandatory self-isolation on arrival. These travelers would require special permission from the government before they can enter.

All international arrivals must register online through the official Cyprus Flight Pass website within 24 hours of departure from their point of origin.

Cyprus Covid-19 Travel Protocol

Country Category Listing

Cyprus will not require a negative Covid-19 test to enter the country for vaccinated travelers, for as long as they can show proof of being vaccinated for the two doses. Non-vaccinated travelers will still have to abide by the travel restrictions when visiting Cyprus.

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

As of August 1, authorities in Cyprus have mandated that face masks must be worn in a number of enclosed public spaces in response to an increase in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country. Failure to comply with the measure can result in a fine of 300 EUR.

Physical distancing measures must be followed in all public places and gatherings of persons in houses and public places are permitted provided that they do not exceed 75 persons for indoor spaces or 150 persons for outdoor spaces.

Enhanced safety and hygiene protocols have been implemented for all hotels, resorts, and other hospitality establishments.

Airlines & Transport

Airports were reopened in Cyprus since June 9 and authorities continue to update the two categories of countries with which flights are restored.

Maritime passenger transport remains suspended.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Open to Tourists From:

7 Countries

Australia

Cyprus

Iceland

Israel

New Zealand

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Test Required For Tourists From:

39 Countries

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

China

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Malta

Monaco

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Thailand

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Test & Short Quarantine For Tourists From:

2 Countries

Japan

Rwanda

Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

195 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Isle of Man

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Russia

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

More Details

Last updated: October 9, 2020

Cyprus has officially reopened its borders to tourists in June but has only allowed travelers from certain nations. Hotels and resorts in Cyprus have also opened, and international air travel has commenced. The country is so keen to welcome tourists back that they offered to refund the travel costs for tourists who will test positive for Covid-19 after their visit.

To clarify, the Cypriot government split countries into two categories, Category A and Category B, based on the global epidemic data. That is to say, category A countries have the most favorable epidemiological status and are known as low-risk.

As of September 11, authorities in Northern Cyprus are suspending all inbound commercial flights to Ercan Airport starting midnight, Wednesday, September 9 due to lack of COVID-19 quarantine accommodation capacity. The suspension of flights will run until the end of this week, September 13. 

Who Can Enter Cyprus?

Firstly, only travelers from the following countries can enter Cyprus. Below the conditions for each category are described.

Countries in Category A:

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland

Countries in Category B:

  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Italy
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay

In addition starting August 1, the United Kingdom has been included in the list of countries under Category B.

October 9 update: Lithuania has been removed from the “safe-countries list” of Cyprus. Starting October 9, travelers coming from Lithuania must present a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival. Meanwhile, Belgium, Slovakia, and Georgia were downgraded to “Category C”, which means travelers from these countries must go on a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Cyprus.

Entry Requirements for Travelers to Cyprus

In other words, travelers who came from countries under Category A do NOT need to undergo a COVID test, and quarantine is NOT applicable. However, those who came from countries under Category B would need to have a coronavirus test (PCR test) conducted within 72 hours of departure.

In addition, all passengers are required to apply for a Cyprus Flight Pass, where you need to create an account and provide your personal details including flight details to Cyprus. When the application is approved, a Cyprus Flight Pass will be issued. The flight pass is required before the passengers will be allowed to board their flight.

New Protocols and Safety Measures

For instance, to ensure the safety of all visitors, there are new protocols and safety measures that were put in place by the Cypriot government. Here are some of them:

  • Firstly, travelers should expect temperature checks at border controls.
  • Travelers should wear face masks.
  • A COVID-19 Information Desk will be available to assist all travelers upon arrival.
  • Safety and hygiene protocols are implementing for all hotels, resorts, and other hospitality establishments.
  • Physical distancing measures are all in public places.
  • Meanwhile, the antibacterial gels are at entrances, lounges, and reception areas of all establishments.
  • A distance of at least 4 meters must be maintained between umbrellas and loungers at swimming pools and beaches.
  • Certainly, the use of masks and gloves are required for all restaurant and hotel staff.
  • Above all, the government is encouraging for all the guests to pay using a card instead of cash.

Travelers must be updated with the latest developments when visiting Cyprus. That is to say, Deputy Ministry of Tourism set up a dedicated email address for visitors who needed assistance. So if you have any questions or concerns related to your trip to Cyprus, you can send an email to travel2020@visitcyprus.com.


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Information for Non-Tourists

Legal residents of the Republic of Cyprus may enter the country provided they show proof of their resident status.  If travelers cannot obtain a PCR test within 72 hours prior to boarding, they will be tested upon arrival in Cyprus at their own expense. 

Those testing positive will be in mandatory quarantine at a designated facility.  Those testing negative must still self-isolate at their residence following Ministry of Health protocol.

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