New regulation coming into force from the 18th of March on travelling to Cyprus from the UK. Travelling abroad for leisure purposes is forbidden due to existing coronavirus restrictions. The United Kingdom was excluded from Cyprus’ Category B list, which means that temporary tourists who are not citizens or residents are no longer encouraged to enter.
The UK along with Israel, Ukraine, UAE, Russia, Rwanda, are listed in the Gray Category group of countries, entry from these countries is allowed only to certain categories of citizens:
- Citizens of Cyprus and their family members (their foreign spouses and their minor children)
- Citizens of the EU and EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland
- Cyprus residents (F visa, work, visitor, student pink-slips, etc.)
- Persons eligible for entry under the Vienna Convention (diplomats and consuls)
- Third-country nationals who have the right to enter the Republic of Cyprus, after obtaining a special permit
For passengers from the UK:
- Mandatory quarantine in hotels in Cyprus for 7 days (at the expense of the state)
- then PCR test on the 7th day
- then mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours.
All passengers, regardless of citizenship and country category, must apply for CyprusFlightPass within 24 hours before departure for Larnaca or Paphos airports.
Good news for travellers who plans a summer holiday in Portugal or Cyprus. These countries have announced that vaccinated British tourist will be welcomed to inter Cyprus and Portugal from May, when UK travel restrictions may be lifted.
Those who had two Covid jabs will be allowed to fly by the Cypriot government, while those who tested negative or were “immune” were allowed to visit by Portugal.
It’s unclear how vaccine status will be established.
We are happy to inform our clients that the AtoB taxi from Larnaca Airport is ready to welcome tourist coming to Cyprus in a clean and safe vehicle.