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Cyprus: COVID-19 Travel Information

Information for flying from the UK to Cyprus

This information is provided for customers flying to Cyprus from the UK. From here you can see the latest infection numbers, entry requirements, travel restrictions, and availability for flights and hotels. Cyprus is currently Partially Open and PCR test requirements are: For some origins

Cyprus is currently the 41st most popular travel destination from the UK which is down 12 from last month.

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DownDown 12 from last month
Current Travel Popularity: 41/227

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 30,252
New Cases 109
Population 1,212,386
Last Updated 27 Jan 2021 04:00pm
UK to Cyprus

Travel Availability

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Entry Requirements

Tests For some origins (Book Online)
Quarantine In some cases
Mask Required
Public Transportation Operating
Restaurants Open for takeout and delivery
Travel Status Partially Open
Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided by a third-party and therefore we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is imperative that you confirm entry restrictions, either from the UK Government website, or your travel operator.

Travel Restrictions

Cyprus is one of the safer places to travel to during the Coronavirus pandemic, with only 5 of the 200,000 tourists that have spent their holidays there have exhibited any COVID-19 symptoms. The number of local resident infections has also remained fairly low.

The UK is in Cyprus’ travel Category B, which means the only extra entry requirement is a negative COVID-19 PCR test on arrival. This must be performed within 72 hours before travel. Coronavirus test results can be in the form on an email or SMS, but the test result must include where and when the test was taken. Children under 12 do not require a test to travel to Cyprus.

All travellers to Cyprus must complete a Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass website. You must also upload your PCR test result and appointment letter within 24 hours of your departure. If you need any help with this process, the Cyprus Flight Pass e-platform has been set up to assist all visitors. You should continue to track developments through the Republic of Cyprus Information Office.

All travellers should be aware that if other passengers on your flight subsequently test positive on arrival to Cyprus, you may be subject to mandatory quarantine/self-isolation measures.

If you’re heading on holiday to Cyprus, you can buy a COVID-19 PCR home test kit, or at one of our VIVO Clinics across the UK here.

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Popular Airports in Cyprus:

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Airport IATA Passengers
Larnaca Airport LCA 8,229,346
Paphos Airport PFO 3,044,402

Returning to the UK

Cyprus is currently one of the countries on the UK travel corridor list and does not require individuals to self-isolate when returning to the UK.

For the latest information on travelling abroad to and from the UK, please be sure to check the government’s travel advice website.

Hotels, shopping and attractions

Cyprus has already put measures in place to protect travellers and residents, such as ensuring hotel and hospitality staff wear masks and gloves, regularly disinfecting restaurants, shops, businesses, public areas and sunbeds. Similarly to the UK, tables at restaurants, bars, cafés, and pubs have to be at least two meters (6.5 feet) apart and face masks are required in most public places, including supermarkets, shops, malls and attractions. A full list can be found on the Cyprus government Press Information Office website. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a €300 fine.

Some entertainment venues, such as clubs and casinos, continue to remain closed.

Travel in Cyprus

While public transportation in Cyprus has similar face mask rules to the UK, there are recent policy changes for tourists to be aware of. The Government have announced that all crossing points between the Republic and the north are effectively closed to travellers.

Healthcare in Cyprus

If you develop a fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough, the Cyprus Government advise that you stay indoors and immediately contact the Ministry of Health’s public health line: 1420. The Cypriot Ministry of Health website has further information on coronavirus from the Cypriot authorities, and what you should do if you are worried you may have symptoms of Covid-19 whilst on holiday there.



Cyprus is now open for travel from few countries, and domestic restrictions are also being lifted.

Can I travel to Cyprus?

The following countries can now travel to and from Cyprus, after applying for a Cyprus Flight Pass, divided into two categories:
  • Category A
    • Australia 🇦🇺
    • New Zealand 🇳🇿
    • Singapore 🇸🇬
    • Thailand 🇹🇭
  • Category B
    • China 🇨🇳
    • Hong Kong 🇭🇰
    • Finland 🇫🇮
    • Germany 🇩🇪
    • Greece 🇬🇷
    • Iceland 🇮🇸
    • Japan 🇯🇵
    • Norway 🇳🇴
    • Rwanda 🇷🇼
    • South Korea 🇰🇷
    • San Marino 🇸🇲

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Cyprus?

  • There are no quarantine requirements to enter Cyprus currently in place, for most arrivals.
  • Those arriving from the UK will be required to quarantine for 7 days in a government facility.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Cyprus?

  • There are no test requirements from anyone arriving from category A countries
  • Anyone arriving from other countries will be required to take a PCR test in their origin country, within 72 hours before travel

Is public transportation open in Cyprus?

Public transportation in Cyprus is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Cyprus?

Restaurants, cafes and bars in Cyprus are open for takeout and delivery only.

Are businesses and attractions open in Cyprus?

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in Cyprus are closed.
  • A nationwide nightly curfew is in place between 21:00 and 5:00.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Cyprus?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.--Sources:
  1. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus/entry-requirements
  2. https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/

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