Data Last Updated: July 26, 2021
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 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 is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
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
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
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:
- Czech Republic
- Holy See (Vatican City State)
- New Zealand
- North Macedonia
All travelers coming from the Green countries can enter Cyprus with no need to undergo testing or quarantine upon entry.
- Hong Kong
- 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.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Brunei Darussalam
- Korea, Republic of
- Moldova, Republic of
- Russian Federation
- San Marino
- 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 email@example.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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