Entry rules to Cyprus


Cyprus returns indoor wearing of masks one month after they are canceled

The return of mask-wearing is linked to a sharp increase in the incidence of COVID-19.

This rule will take effect from Friday, July 8, 2022 for all citizens 12 years of age and older. Ignoring the requirements of the authorities may result in a fine of 300€.


Cyprus removes all entry restrictions from June 1, 2022

Cyprus lifts sanitary restrictions on flights.

From June 1, 2022, travelers arriving on the island will not be required to present a vaccination certificate or a negative coronavirus test result, the government press and information bureau said.


The Cypriot authorities will soften covid protocols at the entrance and inside the country

From April 18, 2022, conditions at the entrance and inside the country are softened.

Entry conditions:

  • The requirement to complete the CyprusFlightPass form has been removed.
  • Vaccinated Russian tourists will need to present a certificate of vaccination to enter Cyprus
  • Those who have not been vaccinated will only need to provide a certificate of a negative rapid test (not older than 24 hours) or a PCR test (not older than 72 hours). Children under 12 are exempt from testing.

Cyprus also suspended the issuance of Pro-visa (online entry form). Entry is possible with a national Cypriot visa (issued free of charge) or with any Schengen visa.


Cyprus changes entry conditions ahead of schedule and cancels testing for vaccinated people

The Council of Ministers decided ten days ahead of the announced deadline to change the entry rules, the amendments will come into force on February 21, 2022 instead of March 1.

Passengers vaccinated or recovering from covid, regardless of citizenship and country of departure, are exempt from tests, self-isolation or quarantine. Cyprus accepts Sputnik V vaccination certificates (not older than 9 months) or Sputnik Light as a booster. The certificate of the transferred illness should be only of the European standard.

Documents will be required from all those entering from 12 years and older, and the Financial Mirror – from 6 years.

[ ! ] The unvaccinated can also fly to Cyprus in accordance with the conditions accepted for the country of departure.

The country categories will change, now there will be only three colors: green, red and gray. Arrivals from a redlisted country will require a PCR test done within 72 hours prior to departure or an antigen test no older than 24 hours, and upon arrival at the airport will need to take another PCR test at their own expense.

All passengers arriving at Larnaca and Paphos airports before the end of February must take a PCR test, regardless of vaccination status. Also, for everyone, without exception, the requirement to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass within 48 hours before departure remains.

In addition, from February 21, Cyprus removes restrictions on access to bars, restaurants and other public places for the unvaccinated. Entry will be possible with a rapid test made within 24 hours.


Quarantine in Cyprus can be done in your own or rented property

Travelers must go to a 14-day quarantine if they test positive for COVID-19.

In the event that a tourist does not have the opportunity to go through self-isolation in Cyprus (own or rented property), they will be asked to do this in a quarantine hotel.

The costs in this case, including accommodation, meals and necessary treatment, are borne by the Cypriot side, but the sick tourist buys a return ticket home on his own.

We remind (!) The new rules of arrival in Cyprus do not cancel the existing tourist protocols, but supplement them.

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