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Cyprus Travel Restrictions

67.12% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 66.89% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Cyprus.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Cyprus without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Cyprus for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Cyprus entry details and exceptions

Cyprus follows the Traffic Light System. Hence, a traveler must know the category of the country where he/she is arriving from.

All travelers are required to complete the Cyprus Flight Pass 48 hours prior to departure to the country.

Travelers arriving from GREEN COUNTRIES are exempt from testing and quarantine requirement.

Travelers arriving from ORANGE COUNTRIES are required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival in the country.

Travelers arriving from RED COUNTRIES are required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival in the country and will be required to be tested on arrival. They are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result

Testing will be paid by the travelers. The cost is 15 euros at Larnaka Airport and 19 euros at Pafos Airport.

Further details in traveling to Cyprus can be found here.


Outgoing travel to CyprusTravelling from the United Kingdom to Cyprus

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cyprus.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children who are 12 years old and below and vaccinated individuals from the countries indicated on this site are exempt from testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Cyprus.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Permitted travelers from GREY COUNTRIES are required to quarantine for 14 days. However, it can be shortened to seven (7) days provided that they undergo a PCR test and obtain a negative result on the 7th day of their quarantine period. The cost of the test will be paid by the travelers.

Vaccinated individuals from the countries indicated on this site are exempt from quarantine requirement.

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Cyprus Flight Pass

Travelers arriving to Cyprus without a Cyprus Flight Pass, will be subject to a fine of 300 Euros.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Cyprus

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from Cyprus must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a pre-departure test when traveling to England. However, they are still required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test which will be taken on or before day 2 after arrival in the country. An individual traveling to the country is considered fully vaccinated if he/she meets the qualification indicated here.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules are required to present a pre-departure test (to be taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date), day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) are exempt from the test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Cyprus will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules arriving from non-red list countries are required to quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days.

Permitted travelers from the red list countries are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel. They must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine requirement.

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Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Cyprus

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Cyprus without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Cyprus.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Cyprus without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Cyprus.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United Kingdom are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Cyprus is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Cyprus are open. Bars in Cyprus are open.