The Council of Ministers of Cyprus recently approved a new action plan for the smooth operation of flights and airports at Larnaca and Paphos in the Covid-19 era that will come into effect from March 1.
According to the new action plan, the categorization of countries based on their epidemiological risk will change and will include three categories with the following colour code: Green, Red and Grey Category.
Vaccinated travelers or those who have recovered from Covid-19, regardless of nationality and country of departure, are exempt from the obligation to meet the requirements of the corresponding category (e.g. present a negative laboratory test, obligation to self-isolate/quarantine, issue a special permit, etc.) of the country of departure.
Vaccinated or recovered passengers may enter the Republic of Cyprus, provided that they fulfil one of the following conditions:
i. They hold a valid certificate of vaccination issued by the competent authorities of any third country.
ii. They hold a certificate of recovery issued by a third country included in the list of third countries that have joined the EU Digital COVID Certificate System (EUDCC).
iii. They hold a European or equivalent from third countries Digital COVID Vaccination or Recovery Certificate.
The new rules highlight that for travel purposes passengers over 18 years of age should have received the booster shot (third dose) in case of a two-dose Covid-19 vaccine or the second dose in case of the single-dose vaccine.
The vaccination certificates for passengers, aged 18 years and over, who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or the single-dose vaccine, will be accepted only if 9 months have not elapsed since the administration of the second vaccine in the case of a two-dose vaccine or one dose in the case of a single-dose vaccine.
Passengers who have not been vaccinated or do not hold a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, regardless of nationality, may enter the Republic of Cyprus from any country of departure, only if they meet the requirements of the category their country of departure is included (e.g. presentation of a negative laboratory test, self-isolation/quarantine, issuance of a special permit, etc.).
It is reminded that all passengers are obliged to apply for the CyprusFlightPass within 48 hours before the departure of their flight.
For details on the requirements to enter Cyprus from March 1, press here.
It is noted that the current measures implemented at Larnaca and Paphos International Airports will remain in force until 28 February and can be seen here.