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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Cyprus
Data Last Updated: July 26, 2021

General Information

Partially Open

Cyprus has reopened to a number of nationalities. Countries are grouped based on the infection rates. Below are the entry requirements:

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

Travelers from Orange countries must submit a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure, but they no longer need to undergo quarantine upon entry.

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. They don't need to undergo quarantine upon entry.

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

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, according to the categorization of the country in which they came from.

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:

28 Countries

Australia

Austria

Bulgaria

Canada

Croatia

Czech Republic

Estonia

Germany

Hungary

Iceland

Israel

Italy

Jordan

Latvia

Lithuania

Macedonia

Monaco

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Romania

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Sweden

Switzerland

Vatican City

Test Required For Tourists From:

39 Countries

Albania

Andorra

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brunei

China

Denmark

Egypt

Finland

France

Georgia

Greece

Hong Kong

Ireland

Japan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Macao

Malta

Moldova

Montenegro

Netherlands

Portugal

Qatar

Russia

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

South Korea

Spain

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Test & Short Quarantine For Tourists From:

3 Countries

Rwanda

Taiwan

Thailand

Not Allowing Tourists From:

1 Countries

Cyprus

Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

172 Countries

Afghanistan

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Aruba

Bahamas

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

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

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

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

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Mongolia

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

Republic of Congo

Réunion

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

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Syria

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

More Details

Cyprus has officially reopened its borders for tourists since June 2020. It started by allowing travelers from EU member states, as well as those coming from member countries of the European Economic Areas. Hotels and resorts in Cyprus have also opened, and international air travel has commenced.

To ensure the safety of everyone, travel restrictions have been implemented by the Cypriot government. The restrictions will be based on a traffic-light system of country categorizations, with entry requirements varying according to the category of country the traveler came from.

If you plan on visiting Cyprus soon, then read on, to find out the latest travel restrictions.

Who Can Enter Cyprus?

As mentioned, the restrictions for travelers entering Cyprus will be based on the categorization of the countries they came from. Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological situation, with the green countries having the most favorable epidemiological condition.

All travelers must fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass at least 24 hours before departure.

As of July 2021, here are the categorization of countries:

Green Countries

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

All travelers coming from the Green countries can enter Cyprus with no need to undergo testing or quarantine upon entry.

Orange Countries

  • Azerbaijan
  • Belgium
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macao
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United States

Travelers coming from the Orange countries are required to submit a negative result of Covid-19 taken through PCR test and must be taken at least 72 hours prior to departure. However, they no longer need to be tested upon entry and will not be required to undergo quarantine.

Red Countries

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Egypt
  • Georgia
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Kuwait
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldova, Republic of
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Spain
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Travelers coming from the Red countries are required to submit a negative result of Covid-19 taken through PCR test and must be taken at least 72 hours prior to departure. They are also required to undergo testing upon arrival into Cyprus at their expense. But they no longer need to quarantine upon entry.

Countries that were not in any of the list above will be categorized as "Grey Countries". Any traveler coming from the Grey countries will require special permission to enter Cyprus.

Vaccination Status of Travelers

Vaccination is not a prerequisite for travel to Cyprus. However, for people coming from any of the countries on the above list, vaccination certificates can be accepted as an additional facilitator.

The Cypriot government will honor the vaccination certificate as a travel requirement if the vaccines are any of the following - Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Vaxzervia (AstraZeneca), Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sputnik (Gam-COVID-Vac), and Sinopharm (BBIBP COVID-19).

Travelers who can provide proof that they have received the full doses of the vaccines will no longer be required to undergo testing upon entry, regardless of the categorization of the country they came from. In addition, they will not be asked to undergo quarantine even if they have been found to be close contacts of a positive case.

Protocols and Safety Measures

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:

  • First, travelers should expect temperature checks at border controls.
  • Travelers should wear face masks at all times.
  • A COVID-19 Information Desk will be available to assist all travelers upon arrival.
  • Safety and hygiene protocols are implemented for all hotels, resorts, and other hospitality establishments.
  • Physical distancing measures are all in public places.
  • Antibacterial gels can be found 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.
  • The government encourages everyone to pay using a card instead of cash.

Travelers must be updated with the latest developments when visiting Cyprus. The Ministry of Tourism of Cyprus has set up a dedicated email address for visitors who needed assistance. So if you have any questions or concerns related to your trip, 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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