Israel and Cyprus agreed to mutually recognise each other’s “green passports,” enabling people vaccinated against the coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries.
It is recalled last week that a similar agreement with Greece was made.
The “green pass” agreed between the two nations will “allow the renewal of flights between Israel and Cyprus,” the Jewish State’s President Reuven Rivlin said in a statement after meeting his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades.
With PM @netanyahu, we exchanged views on Israel’s “Green Passport" proposal. I am pleased to inform that from 1/04/21, Israeli citizens who have been vaccinated will not be required to take a PCR test when traveling to Cyprus and will not be placed in quarantine upon arrival. pic.twitter.com/lokz5P5tvU
— Nicos Anastasiades (@AnastasiadesCY) February 14, 2021
Anastasiades also confirmed that from April 1, 2021, Israeli citizens who have received an EU-approved Covid-19 vaccination “will not be required to take a PCR test to travel to Cyprus and will not be placed in quarantine upon arrival.”
“The resumption of unrestricted free movement is of great importance to Cyprus, which is a tourism-dependent country,” he said.
The Jewish State has reported 723,038 coronavirus cases, including 5,368 deaths. The country’s international airport remains closed to all non-emergency travel.
Cyprus has recorded 32,390 cases, including 220 deaths.