Travelling to Cyprus? Learn about the latest Cyprus covid restrictions in order to have an enjoyable, stress-free trip.
Planning a trip to Cyprus? You’ll need to stay up-to-date with the latest travel restrictions and entry requirements in order to be sure that you can safely and comfortably enter the country. Familiarizing yourself with Cyprus’s Covid-19 protocols before your departure will help you have a stress-free, enjoyable trip.
What are the requirements for entry into Cyprus?
There are no restrictions for entry into the country.
What documentation do i need for travelling to Cyprus?
Only normal travel documents are required (identification and airplane boarding card).
Are there any local restrictions on movement?
There are currently no restrictions on movement and travellers can enjoy all kinds of
services and facilities across the destination, without the need to present any health
- Enhanced health, safety and hygiene protocols have been devised for all hospitality establishments, cultural sites and entertainment venues, and extensive training of staff has taken place prior to the destination opening for visitors.
- Physical distancing measures are followed, so that people who do not belong to the same travel group maintain a reasonable distance from each other.
- Adequate ventilation provisions are undertaken for all public indoor areas, so that apart from air conditioning there will be regular input of fresh air.
- Antibacterial gel/liquid is available in all establishments, at entrances, reception areas, lounges, public toilets, lifts etc.
- Use of masks is compulsory in all means of public and private transportation (buses, taxis etc.), for all persons aged 12 and over. In any case, travelers should always consult the Visit Cyprus website for the latest information on this matter, as procedures may change at short notice.
How will we deal with travellers who test positive during their stay in Cyprus? Who will cover the cost of hospitalization and treatment?
- The Cyprus government is committed to taking care of all travelers who test positive for coronavirus during their stay. The government will transfer these persons to designated facilities, covering the cost of lodging, food, drink, and medication; the traveler will only need to bear the cost of their airport transfer and repatriation flight, in collaboration with their agent and/or airline.
- A COVID-19 hospital with a surplus of available beds and intensive care units equipped with respirators, has been made available exclusively for travelers who test positive for coronavirus.
- A person who tests positive for coronavirus, may alternatively choose to self-isolate in a private home / apartment rental, at their own expense, provided that their room is not shared with others and that they do not make use of public facilities.
What is the isolation duration for positive cases?
The duration of isolation for positive cases is 7 days from the date of testing positive and they are then released without the need to test negative. The duration of isolation can be reduced further if a traveler tests negative for coronavirus on the 5th day after testing positive (test should be PCR and the cost borne by the individual). Note that during the isolation period, it is mandatory for the traveler to self-isolate in their room or designated spaces at all times.
What is the definition of a close contact?
- A close contact is defined as ‘somebody who came into close physical contact to a person who has tested positive for coronavirus’ i.e. at a distance of less than 2m for more than 15 minutes.
- Contact tracing from an airplane only includes passengers from the same family.
- It is recommended that close contacts of a person who has tested positive for coronavirus, perform a self-test on days 3 and 5 from the date of contact.
- For close contacts that are not fully vaccinated nor recently recovered, or a period of 7 months has elapsed from the date of their full vaccination, testing on days 3 and 5 is compulsory.
- Close contacts that are not declared by positive cases, can declare themselves as such, via telephone at 22514264, 22514258/9 (Monday-Sunday 08:00-20:00) or by e-mail at [email protected].
Where can a person with COVID-19 symptoms get tested?
PCR tests for COVID-19 can be conducted at the laboratories listed in the following link: https://bit.ly/3Ra5mas
Rapid tests for COVID-19 can be conducted at the majority of laboratories and pharmacies all over Cyprus.