NICOSIA, CYPRUS, May 25th, 2021
It was recently announced that Cyprus has opened its borders to persons travelling from EU member states, member countries of the European Economic Area (including Norway and Iceland), Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Canada, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Russia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The travel protocol is based on a traffic-light system of country categorisation, with entry requirements varying according to the category. Below are the entry requirements when somebody is travelling to Cyprus.
Vaccination is not a prerequisite for travel, however, and for people travelling from any of the above-mentioned categories, vaccination certificates are accepted as an additional facilitator. Cyprus considers as authorised for travel, the vaccines Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Vaxzervia (AstraZeneca), Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sputnik (Gam-COVID-Vac) and Sinopharm (BBIBP COVID-19).
Travelers who can prove they have received all necessary doses of an authorised vaccine will not be required to undergo any tests to visit Cyprus, irrespective of their departure country’s colour categorisation. Moreover, they will not be placed in quarantine, even if they were found to be close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case.
The above facilitation will be valid from the date that a vaccine has been fully administered, with the exception of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, where the facilitation will be valid two weeks after administration.
Prior to travelling, all passengers must visit https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/ to find out how they can document their vaccination and issue a Cyprus Flight Pass.
For more information, travellers may also visit www.visitcyprus.com.