New Covid Travel Rules- Cyprus

A new classification entry system regarding COVID travel rules has been announced and will come into effect late February – early March.

Fifty-six (56) countries, are given travel relaxations and will be exempt from the Grey category, instead they will only move between categories Green, Orange, and Red. Those countries are:

  • EU member states
  • EEA states (Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Lichtenstein)
  • Third countries featured on the EU Council Recommendation (EU 2020/912 of 30 June 2020 Annex I)
  • United Kingdom, Russia, Israel, Ukraine, Belarus, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.
CyprusFlightPass completion 24h prior to departure
PCR test 72h prior to departure (traveler-paid)  
PCR test upon arrival to Cyprus (traveler-paid)      
Mandatory 14-day self-isolation upon arrival      
Random test upon arrival (government-paid)

For clarification, this applies to Cypriot nationals or individuals with a valid residence permit. For travelers seeking to travel for business purposes, additional entry requirements apply such as having to apply for a special entrance permit via The application takes 10-14 days to examined therefore one has to do it much in advance before their departure. In the special permit application, it must include the nature of the business visit, and also the traveler’s connection to the company.

Any travelers who test positive for coronavirus during their stay, will be transferred by the government to separating quarantining facilities where cost of lodging, food, drink, and medication is covered.


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