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Last updated: 14 October 2021, 14:49 (GMT +4)

Travel to Cyprus

If you are travelling to Cyprus, you must complete the Republic of Cyprus flight pass online and get clearance before departure. You might also be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.

The list of country categories is updated weekly and is available on Cyprus Flight Pass.

Travel from the UAE to Cyprus:

UAE citizens and residents of UAE and passengers who have been in the UAE in the last 14 days, can travel to Cyprus.

All passengers must complete the required online form.

Travel Eligibility

Passengers from green, orange and red category countries are permitted to travel to Cyprus. Refer to the updated list of country categories for more information.

Travel from grey countries is allowed only for:

  • Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses and children)
  • Persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus
  • EU citizens, citizens of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland
  • Persons allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with the Vienna Convention
  • Citizens of third countries, provided they obtain prior special permission from the Republic of Cyprus as defined under the Infectious Diseases Decree (N.2/2021 8.1.21), as amended. The application for special permission must be submitted on the Cyprus Flight Pass platform.

Overview on entry requirements

Entry requirementGreenOrangeRedGrey
Cyprus Flight Pass completion 48 hours before departureYesYesYesYes
COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before departure at the traveller’s expenseNoYesYesYes
COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Cyprus at the traveller’s expenseNoNoYesNo
Mandatory self-isolation upon arrivalNoNoNoYes

Please refer to below sections for further details.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Effective 1 August 2021, passengers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and hold a valid certificate issued by the Republic of Cyprus are exempted from the negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate requirement. Further information can be found here:

Effective 1 August 2021, the option to take a COVID-19 PCR laboratory test upon arrival at Larnaka and Paphos Airports will continue to be offered only to the following categories of Cypriot citizens and persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus:

  • Those who have received at least the first of the two doses of one of the vaccines approved by the Republic of Cyprus
  • Minor passengers aged 12-15 years old
  • Passengers who, for proven medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated

If the above passengers are travelling from a country that falls into the red country category and choose to perform the COVID-19 PCR laboratory test upon arrival in Cyprus, they should remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours after their arrival. In addition, they will have to carry out a new laboratory COVID-19 test and cover the costs themselves. If the result of the test is negative, their self-isolation will end, and they must follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Projects.

Cypriot citizens and persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus who do not meet the above conditions from 1 August 2021:

  • These passengers must follow the health protocol in force based on the country categorization of their point of origin to Cyprus, as announced by the Ministry of Health and defined in the portal. For example, if they choose to travel to Cyprus using a COVID-19 PCR laboratory test from a country that has been classified in the Orange, Red or Grey category, the test must be taken 72 hours before departure to Cyprus and the certificate must be uploaded in the portal.
  • Exemptions - No laboratory test, quarantine or self-isolation is required for:
  • Passengers who are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the Republic of Cyprus
  • Passengers who hold a recovery certificate following a period of 14 days from the date the sample was taken for the positive COVID-19 PCR test result, valid for 6 months, in the form of a EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate (EUDCC)

Passengers travelling from grey countries are required to undergo a molecular test at a certified lab, with the sample taken in the last 72 hours prior to flight departure. They must upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate on the Cyprus Flight Pass Platform. On arrival, they must remain in self-isolation / quarantine for fourteen (14) days. They may also remain in self-isolation / quarantine for ten (10) days and undergo another COVID-19 PCR test on the 10th day at their own expense. The result of the lab test must be submitted to monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy. Children below 12 years old are exempted from testing.

All travellers will also need to provide certain information and solemn declarations.

Crew travelling to the Republic of Cyprus from countries that are categorised orange, red or grey, and who have a layover of up to two nights must take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours or a rapid test within 24 hours of arrival. They must also self-quarantine at their accommodation hotels for the duration of their stay.

Exemptions for vaccinated passengers

Passengers who have been vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate from the list of approved countries can enter Cyprus without completing the mandatory COVID-19 PCR test.

Passengers who have been vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate from the list of approved countries, regardless of their nationality, will be able to travel to the Republic of Cyprus from any country with no restrictions provided they complete the necessary application form and obtain a CyprusFlightpass within 48 hours of their final flight to Cyprus.

?he vaccination certificate will be considered acceptable provided the vaccination has been carried out with the below vaccines and the required doses of the respective vaccine have been completed.

Note: Vaccinated passengers, upon arrival in the Republic of Cyprus, will not be excluded from any COVID-19 RT-PCR laboratory sampling examination that may be carried out by the Ministry of Health and the strict implementation of the health protocols in force in the Republic of Cyprus.

For information on the approved countries and vaccine details, please refer to Cyprus Flight Pass website.

Accepted vaccines:

  • Janssen / Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
  • Fourteen days must elapse between the completion of the required dose of the vaccine (1 dose) and the date of travel.
Vaxzevria Vaccine (AstraZeneca)
  • Upon completing the required doses of the vaccine.
Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
  • Upon completing the required doses of the vaccine.
Moderna Vaccine
  • Upon completing the required doses of the vaccine.
Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) Vaccine
  • Upon completing the required doses of the vaccine.
Sinopharm (BBIBP COVID-19) Vaccine
  • Upon completing the required doses of the vaccine.

Entry requirements

Passengers travelling from green, orange, red and grey countries must complete the Cyprus Flight Pass no later than 24 hours before departure.

Passengers travelling from orange, red and grey countries must take a COVID-19 PCR test no later than 72 hours before departure at their own expense.

Passengers travelling from red countries must take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Cyprus at their own expense.

Passengers travelling from grey countries must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.

Passengers travelling from green, orange, red and grey countries may be subject to random testing on arrival, which will be covered by the government.

Quarantine

Effective 1 April 2021, passengers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and hold a valid certificate issued by the Republic of Cyprus are exempted from quarantine and self-isolation measures.

Passengers who have completed their dosage of AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as per the above regulation can enter Cyprus without a COVID-19 PCR test or having to stay in quarantine.

For passengers who have completed their dosage of Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccines, 14 days must elapse after taking the required dose to be eligible to enter Cyprus without a COVID-19 PCR test or completing mandatory quarantine.

Further information can be found here:

All passengers arriving from countries in the grey zone must remain under mandatory self-isolation at your residence or a government designated facility for 14 days, regardless of the COVID-19 PCR test result.

Required forms

Passengers must complete the Republic of Cyprus flight pass online 24 hours before travel. A red flight pass notification means you are not cleared for travel. If there are any issues submitting the online application, passengers must print and carry the required documentation for each country category. Without these documents passengers can’t board the aircraft.

All inbound passengers are required to present the flight pass prior to boarding.

To receive a CyprusFlightPass each passenger will need to:

  • Create an account
  • Enter personal information
  • Add your flight details
  • Make legal declarations
  • You may be required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test
  • ?n the case of minors accompanied or unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18, the information will be provided and the form will be completed and signed on behalf of the minors, by the custodian parent(s) or the adoptive parent(s) / legal guardian(s) / legal representative(s)

On successful completion of your application you will receive a report including your CyprusFlightPass and all relevant information which you will be asked to present prior to boarding and on arrival at immigration.

?n the case where the web electronic platform of the Republic of Cyprus is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance with official announcement about that, in the relevant electronic platform you are required to print and complete the relevant documents found here.

Other information

For passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus through intermediate countries without an overnight stay (via air transport or any other mode of transport), the departure country is considered the country from which travel starts.

For passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus through intermediate countries with an overnight stay (via air transport or other mode of transport), the intermediate country will be considered the departure country, and the passenger must declare the country with the less favourable epidemiological criteria.

All passengers travelling to Cyprus, except children below 12 years old, may be subject to random COVID-19 testing on arrival.

The Cyprus government will transfer travellers who test positive for COVID-19, as well as their close contacts, to separate facilities, covering the cost of lodging, food, drink, and medication. Only the cost of airport transfers and repatriation flights will be at the traveller’s expense.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

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