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 Currently has a traffic light status of green (Get notified if this changes). and PCR entry test requirements are listed as: PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)Not Required

Cyprus is currently the 16th most popular travel destination from the UK which is up 4 from last month.

Traffic Light Status: green

Please select your vaccination status below as this will change the entry restrictions and return requirements listed on this page.

Return to UK: Green Requirements

Passenger Locator Form Required
Pre-departure Test at Destination Not Required
Hotel Quarantine Not Required
Self-isolation Not Required
Test to Release N/A
PCR Testing On or before Day 2 after return to UK
Further PCR Testing Not Required

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Entry Requirements

Entry Status Open from the UKRegistration LinkOpen from the UKRegistration Link
Tests PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)Not Required
Quarantine Not RequiredNot Required

Additional Restrictions

Mask Required
Public Transportation Operating
Restaurants 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.
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COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 122,186
New Cases 200
Population 1,218,957
Last Updated 28 Oct 2021 06:08pm

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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, while some domestic restrictions are being re-imposed.

Can I travel to Cyprus?

It is possible to travel to Cyprus from the following countries, after applying for a Cyprus Flight Pass:

  • EU and Schengen Member countries
  • Australia 🇦🇺
  • Israel 🇮🇱
  • New Zealand 🇳🇿
  • Singapore 🇸🇬
  • China 🇨🇳
  • Hong Kong 🇭🇰
  • South Korea 🇰🇷
  • Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦
  • United Kingdom 🇬🇧
  • United States 🇺🇸
  • United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪
  • Russia 🇷🇺
  • Belarus 🇧🇾
  • Ukraine 🇺🇦
  • Qatar 🇶🇦
  • Egypt 🇪🇬
  • Lebanon 🇱🇧
  • Jordan 🇯🇴
  • Bahrain 🇧🇭
  • Georgia 🇬🇪
  • Armenia 🇦🇲
  • North Macedonia 🇲🇰
  • Albania 🇦🇱
  • Serbia 🇷🇸

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

  • Approved arrivals from countries not mentioned above, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Arrivals from red countries must self-quarantine while awaiting test results.
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals are exempt.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Cyprus?

  • All arrivals to Cyprus must present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. Arrivals from red countries will be tested again upon entry.
  • All arrivals to Cyprus must take a PCR or rapid antigen test every 7 days after arrival.
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals are exempt, unless arriving from a high-risk country.

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, with health measures in place. A health pass is required to enter places with more than 20 people.

Are businesses and attractions open in Cyprus?

  • Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Cyprus are open.
  • A health pass is required to enter places with more than 20 people.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Cyprus?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places and on public transportation.

COVID-19 vaccination status on the NHS app

28 June, 2021

Passengers who have received two doses of vaccinations are not required to undergo pre-travel PCR tests. Cyprus accepts the NHS COVID pass or NHS letter as proof of vaccination status.

More information on the government’s website.

Cyprus put in UK's Amber category

29 April, 2021

The UK has put Cyprus in the Amber category on 29 April.

More information on the government website.

Additional restrictions for the Limassol and Pafos districts

12 November, 2020

From the 12th November, the Cypriot authorities have introduced additional restrictions for Limassol and Pafos which includes a ban on travelling between the two districts (with exceptions). There is also a nighttime curfew from 8 pm to 5 am.

Update to Visa entry requirements

6 November, 2020

From the 1st January 2021, visa rules for Cyprus are changing. British citizens will still be able to visit Cyprus for 90 days without a visa, however, there are other new changes and restrictions that you should familiarise yourself with before making travel arrangements.

UK lockdown begins

5 November, 2020

The second national lockdown begins in the UK today. All non-essential travel has been prohibited for a minimum of four weeks.

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