In case you are unaware, Cyprus is a Mediterranean island between the Middle East and Europe. When here you will be hard-pressed to find a lack of clear air, sparsely populated regions, and an abundance of personal space.
After following the recommended space distancing while being in quarantine, going for some fresh air near the beach where there aren't many people around sounds like a dream. Just like your experience in Cyprus. That is why after some time and with new regulations created, foreigners will be able to visit the magical waters of Cyprus.
The list of who can enter the Republic of Cyprus is still somewhat limited but is changing weekly with variations for each country regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors will now be required to apply and present a Cyprus Flight Pass before arriving at the destination.
Based on which category your country is in, you might need also to get a Lab Test done for Covid-19 and present the negative results at the airport.
As part of this article, we’ve included some FAQs that will guide you through the entire Cyprus Flight Pass application process, and some additional tips given by iVisa.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter Cyprus?
No, you don't. COVID-19 vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Cyprus.
Now if you are a Covid vaccine certificate holder, you won't need to present a negative PCR test nor to follow a quarantine. However, you need to hold a valid certificate of vaccination issued by the following states: EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, United Kingdom, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Serbia, Qatar, Bahrein, United States of America, Armenia, Georgia, Canada Kuwait, and China.
Accepted vaccines are Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssen, Sputnik V, Sinopharm, or Sinovac.
Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Cyprus travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.
Which risk category is my country?
Green Category countries are United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Malta, Liechtenstein, Vatican.
Orange Category countries are France, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Andorra, Monaco, Iceland, Norway, Australia, Japan, Qatar, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Bahrein, Uruguay, Rwanda, Chile.
Red Category countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, San Marino, Switzerland, Egypt, Armenia, Georgia, United States of America, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Belarus, Lebanon, South Korea, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Singapore.
Countries that are not mentioned in the green, orange, and red categories are considered as Grey Category.
Why is a Cyprus Flight Pass needed?
While some countries like Cyprus are opening borders for foreigners to visit, other countries are still having active effects of COVID-19. To ensure the virus stays away from the Island, the Government has established that visitors are required to present their Cyprus Flight Pass before departing.
It’s a simple document that will hold facts about previous countries visited before Cyprus, and if there are any traces of the virus in their system.
How can I know if I need a Cyprus Flight Pass?
The few countries that have been given the green light to visit Cyprus have been categorized based on the risk level they have of bringing the COVID-19 virus into the country.
In the lines below are the categories and each of the countries that have been included. You must take into consideration that these lists are being changed weekly by the Government based on the number of COVID-19 related cases they have.
- Category A: Austria, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Switzerland, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea
- Category B: Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino, United Kingdom, Georgia, Uruguay, Australia, China, Japan, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia
- Category C: Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, Serbia, Algeria, Bulgaria, Sweden, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain, Malta, Morocco, Montenegro
For all the countries mentioned above, you will need to present the Cyprus Flight Pass that can be applied for before departing, at least 24 hours prior.
Additionally, Category B and C countries must have a Test Certificate that shows negative results for COVID-19 molecular testing. And, in the case of Category C countries, the passengers will have to stay in self-isolation for 2 weeks.
Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Cyprus?
Fully vaccinated travelers, regardless of their nationality and country of departure, are exempt from quarantine requirements. However, they need to hold a valid certificate of vaccination issued by the following states: EU Member States, Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Canada, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and China.
Travelers arriving from green, orange and red countries do not need to quarantine on arrival.
Travelers coming from grey countries need special permission to enter Cyprus and must quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine time can be shortened to 7 days by testing on the 7th day.
When should I start with my Flight Pass application?
There is no perfect time to request your Cyprus Flight Pass, but you do have to finish the process 24 hours before your departing flight.
You should also take into consideration, which Category the country you are flying from is in, so you can ensure if you are or not requested a molecular test certificate for COVID-19.
How is the Cyprus Flight Pass application process?
The first step before proceeding to fill out your Cyprus Flight Pass application form is to verify in which Category the country you are flying in from is located and what specific requirements you need to present.
The application process is straightforward and detailed; you must follow the next steps:
- Start by creating an account and including your personal information, mostly found on your passport photo page.
- You must then give information regarding your flight and where you will be staying.
- The third step is to make legal declarations, to ensure you will accept to take a COVID-19 test on arrival if asked, among other topics.
If the country you’re flying from is categorized as B or C, you will need to give evidence of negative COVID-19 test results.
Once you make the online payment, you will need to submit the form.
The results will be delivered to the email you provided, and you will need to have it at hand before boarding the aircraft.
What information must I provide for my Cyprus Flight Pass?
Travelers applying for the Cyprus Flight Pass must provide information that is found on their passport and also details related to their trip to Cyprus. These requests will be along the lines of:
- Flight information
- Reason to travel to Cyprus
- Personal and contact details
- Specification on where you’ll stay once in Cyprus
- Emergency contact info during your stay in Cyprus
What kind of legal declarations must I make for the Cyprus Flight Pass?
The legal declarations are mostly referred to as travelers coming from countries under categories B and C, because they are related to a Covid-19 test.
While filling out your Cyprus Flight Pass application, you will need to give consent that you may be selected for a COVID-19 sample testing or that you will stay in self-isolation for 14 days.
Further detail into these declarations can be found on the application form.
Can I get my Flight Pass results delivered faster?
The application process is very straightforward and can be a bit complicated when asking for health details to ensure you are not traveling with the COVID-19 virus. And yet, you Cyprus Flight Pass results can be delivered faster if you decide to go for fast processing speed.
These are the processing speeds iVisa.com offers:
- Standard process time delivers a flight pass in 24 hours.
- Rush process time speeds the process and delivers documents in about 4 hours.
- Super rush process time is the fastest option and can deliver your flight pass within 30 minutes.
How safe is my Cyprus Flight Pass application through the iVisa.com platform?
Because the Cyprus Flight Pass is an online application we understand that you will need to include your personal information in the form, and that will stay saved on our databases. The iVisa.com platforms use a dependable security system to ensure that your data is safe on our platform and database after submitting your application form.
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Where can I find more details on the Cyprus Flight Pass?
We understand that you can still have questions about the Cyprus Flight Pass application process and its restrictions. To help answer your questions we ask that you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the iVisa.com website to find more information about it.
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