Cyprus launches colour-coded travel system

Cyprus launches colour-coded travel system

Cyprus launches colour-coded travel system
Earlier this week, Cyprus introduced a colour-coded travel system for visitors from 56 countries.

As of March 1, countries are placed into Green, Orange, Red and Grey categories.

Despite country of origin, all passengers MUST apply for the CyprusFlightPass within 24 hours before the departure of their flight.

COVID-19 measures in Cyprus.
COVID-19 measures in Cyprus.

Travellers are advised to frequently visit the website and remain up to date.

Green category

Passengers arriving from the following low-risk countries do not require to self-isolate or carry a negative coronavirus test:

  • Iceland
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Saudi Arabia

Orange category

Passengers from these countries must undergo a PCR laboratory test within 72 hours before departure and will have to present a certificate proving they tested negative for the virus.

EU Member states:

  • Denmark
  • Finland

Schengen Area:

  • Norway

Other Countries:

  • China (including Hong Kong and Macau)
  • South Korea
  • Thailand

Red category

Passengers coming from red category countries are required to provide documentation of a negative PCR test carried out under 72 hours before departure and will also need to undertake a test upon arrival into the country.

European Union:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Croatia
  • Luxembourg
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • the Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Greece

Schengen Area:

  • Switzerland
  • Liechtenstein

Other areas:

  • Andorra
  • Monaco
  • Vatican City
  • San Marino

Grey category

Arrivals are allowed entry after acquiring special permission, and only if they are Cypriot citizens or entitled to enter.

The traveller must undergo a PCR laboratory test within 72 hours before departure and will have to present a certificate proving they tested negative for the virus.

In addition, they will need to remain in self-isolation for 14 days or 10, provided they undergo another PCR test for Covid-19 on the 10th day, at their own expense.

Grey category countries:

  • United Kingdom
  • Israel
  • Russia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Ukraine
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Egypt
  • Belarus
  • Rwanda
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