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Traveling To Cyprus In March? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About COVID-19 Rules

Traveling To Cyprus In March? Here's Everything You Need To Know About COVID-19 Rules

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After receiving a recommendation from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Cypriot government has eased entrance criteria and national limitations imposed due to COVID-19.
Cyprus uses a color-coded system based on ECDC maps, with red and dark red countries included in the red list; yellow and green countries on ECDC maps included in the green list; grey represents third-country applicants who Cyprus applicants authorities have individually evaluated.

Travelers From The European Union And The European Economic Area (EU/EEA) Must Meet Certain Entry Requirements

To be allowed to visit Cyprus, holders of the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate (EUDCC) and arrivals from the EU Member States must present the Cyprus Flight Pass, which must be completed within 48 hours of the intended departure date.
The EUDCC is provided to travelers who have been vaccinated with one of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) approved vaccinations or who have recovered from the virus within the past 180 days, as determined by the WHO.
Further, holders of the EUDCC must provide one of the following papers to get entry into the country:

  • Certificate indicating that the traveler has completed the entire vaccination program with one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca (Vaxzervia, COVISHIELD, SKBio), Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna/Johnson&Johnson/Janssen, Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac), Sinopharm (BBIBPCOVID-19), Sinovac (CoronaVac), Covaxin, Novavax Nuvaxovid CO (the latter only as a booster dose in the primary vaccination scheme)
  • It is possible to get a recovery certificate valid for 10 to 180 days if testing positive for the virus PCR or Antigen negative test results were obtained 72 or 24 hours before departure, respectively.

Regardless of their country of origin classification in the color-coded scheme, all passengers can enter Cyprus if they are fully vaccinated and recovered.
On the other hand, a color-coded approach is only applicable to passengers who have not been vaccinated. At the moment, all EU member states are classified as being in the red category, which implies that visitors visiting Cyprus who have not been vaccinated will be asked to submit the following documentation:

  • The Cyprus Flight Pass must be completed no later than 48 hours before departure.
  • The results of a PCR test done 72 hours before departure or a fast antigen test performed 24 hours before arrival are acceptable.
  • In Cyprus, a post-arrival PCR test will be performed, funded by traveler’s expenditures.

Taking the post-arrival exam at Larnaca International Airport costs €15 and at Paphos International Airport costs €19. The findings are available through a digital portal within hours of completing the test. These regulations apply to all visitors who are above the age of twelve.

Travelers From Other Countries Must Meet Certain Requirements To Enter The Country

People from foreign nations with a document that is an exact match to the EUDCC are entitled to travel to Cyprus. The validity of such papers is acknowledged if authorities issue them in the following countries:
The following countries are represented: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man), and Uruguay.
Unvaccinated passengers from these nations, on the other hand, will be required to adhere to the grey category regulations, which implies that they will be subject to the following requirements:

  • The Cyprus Flight Pass must be completed no later than 48 hours before departure.
  • The results of a PCR test done 72 hours before departure or a fast antigen test performed 24 hours before arrival are acceptable.
  • In Cyprus, a post-arrival PCR test will be performed, funded by traveler’s expenditures.
  • It is recommended that you isolate yourself for ten days, with the option of shortening this period by doing a PCR test on the same day you isolate yourself.

Furthermore, travel from grey countries, which include all countries other than the EU Member States, is only permitted for Cypriot citizens, residents, and their immediate families, EU citizens, persons permitted entry under the Vienna Convention, and citizens of third countries who have obtained a special entry permit from the government.
Third-world nations on the red list are subject to less strict regulations than those in the grey category. Additionally, immigrants from red countries must submit to a pre-departure test and a post-arrival exam within the same period as arrivals from grey nations.
Among those on Cyprus’s no-fly list are the following countries: Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Bahrain; Belarus; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Egypt; Georgia; Hong Kong; Indonesia; Israel; Japan; Jordan; South Korea; Kuwait; Lebanon; Macau; New Zealand; Oman; Peru; Qatar; Russia; Rwanda; Serbia; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Uruguay;
The green category now includes Saudi Arabia and China, which exempts travelers from these countries from all formalities, except the Cyprus Flight Pass form, which must be completed by all arrivals, regardless of vaccination status or origin country.

COVID-19 Limits In The United States

The use of a mask is essential in all interior environments, including public transportation such as buses, trains, and airplanes. People who consume meals and those who exercise in gyms, on the other hand, are exempt from this need.
Furthermore, to enter nightclubs, discos, restaurants, coffee shops, and other facilities, travelers must show a Safe Pass – evidence of vaccination, recovery, or test – before entering.

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