Updated: Important information for all travelling to Cyprus
With regards to the measures for prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in the Republic of Cyprus, the Minister of Transport and Communications Janis Carusos has introduced a total ban on passenger air transport between Cyprus and EU countries, including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The ban is effective from March 21, 2020 until April 17, 2020.
Non-passenger flights to the Republic of Cyprus for the carriage of people wishing to leave the Republic of Cyprus are excluded from the ban. Additionally exempted from the ban are flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus for humanitarian reasons (humanitarian flights / ambulances / repatriation) or other individual emergency flights, which will only be authorized by a decision of the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Cyprus.
Regarding the measures for prevention of the COVID-19 sprea, taken by the government of the Republic of Cyprus, only the following individuals are allowed to enter the territory of Cyprus from March 18:
- citizens of the Republic of Cyprus
- citizens of European and Third countries eligible to work in Cyprus
- diplomats and on-the job travelers, as well as special mission employees
- travelers on urgent duty
- those with permission by the relevant ministry
- those who travel to educational institutions in Cyprus
Important! All passengers, arriving in the Republic of Cyprus, are required to provide a medical certificate showing that the passenger has a COVID-19 negative test. An exception is made only for: - travelers for medical reasons - travelers on an official duty within a few days – travelers under the Vienna Convention.
The exception can be made if the passenger has a written confirmation from the local Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus.
You can find the full text HERE.
The Bulgaria Air team