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Do you need to visit Cyprus in the near future? There are currently some restrictions, which you should be aware of before making any plans.
In this article, we will answer all your questions regarding the Cyprus Flight Pass required for entry into the country.
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Since the summer of 2020, there has been a requirement for all passengers travelling to Cyprus to fill in a Passenger Locator Form beforehand, also called a Cyprus Flight Pass. This is done in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
- All adults and children over 12 need to complete the form and present a COVID-19 PCR test.
- Adults require their own form.
- Children under 18 can be included in their parent or guardian’s form.
- Access the official Cyprus Flight Pass page.
- Create an account or sign in if you already have one.
- Enter the required details.
- Accept the Terms & Conditions and legal declarations.
The information that you will have to share as part of your online application is the following:
- Flight details;
- Reason for travel;
- Personal information and contact details;
- Where you will be staying in Cyprus;
- Emergency contact details.
You need to finish the application process at least 24 hours prior to boarding the plane.
It is a good idea to have a printed copy with you.
If the web electronic platform of the Republic of Cyprus is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance, then you will be required to print out and complete the relevant documents.
You should be aware that there are 3 categories of countries, based on their epidemiological situation. Depending on which one you come from, the requirements you need to meet are slightly different.
Countries from category A have the most favorable epidemiological status.
Here is the current list:
- New Zealand
- Holy See (Vatican City State)
- Hong Kong
- Korea, Republic of
- San Marino
All other countries are treated as Category C.
The list might be frequently updated, so always check the official website in advance.
Temporary visitors from countries from Category C are not permitted. Only Cypriot citizens and their family members (including their parents, foreign spouses, and children under 18), and legal residents of the Republic of Cyprus are permitted to enter the country.
The requirements for passengers coming from countries in this category are also different.
In addition to the Cyprus Flight Pass, travellers from Category B and C countries must present a Test Certificate that shows a negative COVID-19 test result.
Moreover, if you arrive from a Category C country, you will have to self-isolate for 2 weeks.
Here is a more detailed information specifically from the UK government:
If you meet the criteria for entering Cyprus (mentioned above), you can choose whether to provide a negative COVID-19 result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours before travel or undergo a test on arrival in Cyprus. Then you must self-isolate for 14 days in a government-assigned accommodation.
If you wish, you can undergo a molecular test on the 10th day and end your self-isolation period early if the result is negative. However, this will be an additional expense for you.
The measures described above will be in place until at least 1 March 2021.
You can have the results from the PCR test in the form of an email or SMS, but the result itself and/or appointment letter must include the date and time when the test was taken. You should not use the NHS testing service - arrange to take a private test instead.
When completing your Cyprus Flight Pass online before the journey, you will be responsible for uploading your PCR test result to it. If you need to provide your appointment letter you can upload both documents in a single photo.
You are required to carry with you, in hard copy or electronically, copies of all documents. You will be asked to present your Cyprus flight pass prior to boarding and on arrival at immigration.
We hope this information will facilitate your travel to Cyprus. You can find help and more information at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .