Travelers from Greece to Cyprus will be obliged to self-isolate for 72 hours after arrival as of Saturday, February 6, according to Cypriot authorities.
Passengers arriving to Cyprus from Greece will also be required to carry out a PCR laboratory test conducted three days after arrival.
The measure was announced on Wednesday and provides for a mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours and the carrying out of a PCR laboratory test 72 hours after arrival, to all passengers arriving from category A and B countries of Cyprus’ three-tier risk system for travelers from abroad. The cost of the laboratory examination (PCR) 72 hours after arrival is borne by each passenger.
The measure, introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Cyprus, takes effect for all countries as of February 6.
It is reminded that Greece is included in category B countries.
Negative PCR test prior to travel still mandatory
According to Cypriot authorities, the new decision is additional to the other measures in force for arrivals depending on the country of origin.
Therefore, the obligation of passengers from category B countries to present a negative PCR test result 72 hours prior to departure is still in force, and at the same time, sampling laboratory tests continue at Larnaka and Pafos Airports.
It is reminded that all passengers, regardless of the country of departure, must complete the Cyprus Flight Pass.
Since 21 December 2020, Cyprus has implemented additional measures for passengers from the United Kingdom, adopting the policy of mandatory isolation for a period of 7 days in hotels and the laboratory examination on arrival and on the seventh day after arrival.