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Visitors from 51 countries in Groups A, B and C as from 23 July

As of today, visitors from 51 countries can enter Cyprus after the Epidemiological Monitoring and Control of Infectious Diseases Unit of the Medical Services and the Public Health Services carried out a reassessment of the epidemiological risk regarding Covid-19.

Published today July 20th, 2020, the list is made up of 22 countries in Group A that can enter Cyprus without a corona virus free certificate, 21 in Group B that require a certificate showing negative PCR of Covid-19 administered within 72 hours prior to departure, and 7 in Group C that require a certificate showing negative PCR of Covid-19 administered within 72 hours prior to departure and a self-administered 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

At this stage it has been decided to allow travellers from Italy to undergo a Covid-19 molecular test upon entering the Republic of Cyprus, effective from July 23rd, 2020. The cost of the examination will be borne by the travellers themselves.

In the case of countries not included in either Group A, B or C, entry is restricted only to Cypriot citizens, legal residents, persons entitled under the Vienna Convention, persons regardless of nationality, who are entitled to enter the Republic of Cyprus, after a special permit from the Republic of Cyprus as determined by the Decree on Decontamination (No. 30) of 2020, persons regardless of nationality, where the Authorities of the country (Category B) residing, do not provide laboratory analysis service to those who wish to travel to the Republic of Cyprus and upon relevant announcement. All the above are required to undergo a Covid-19 molecular test upon entering the Republic of Cyprus, effective from July 23rd, 2020. The cost of the examination will be borne by the travellers themselves and a mandatory 14-day self-imposed quarantine upon entering the country is also required.

Category A – Low risk countries at the present stage

European Union Member States: 1) Austria, 2) Germany, 3) Denmark, 4) Greece, 5) Estonia, 6) Ireland, 7) Latvia, 8) Lithuania, 9) Malta, 10) Hungary, 11) Poland, 12) Slovakia, 13) Slovenia, 14) Finland
Schengen Area Members: 1) Switzerland, 2) Iceland, 3) Liechtenstein, 4) Norway
Third Countries: 1) Japan, 2) Canada, 3) New Zealand, 4) South Korea

Category B – Countries with possibly low risk but greater uncertainty compared to Category A

European Union Member States: 1) Belgium, 2) Bulgaria, 3) France, 4) Spain, 5) Italy, 6) Croatia, 7) The Netherlands, 8) The Czech Republic
Small states: 1) Andorra, 2) Monaco, 3) Vatican City, 4) San Marino
Third Countries: 1) Algeria, 2) Australia, 3) Georgia, 4) Morocco, 5) Rwanda, 6) Thailand, 7) Tunisia, 8) Uruguay, 9) China

Category C – Countries with increased risk compared to categories A and B

Note that only specific groups of travellers from Group C countries are allowed to come to Cyprus

European Union Member States: 1) Portugal, 2) Sweden, 3) Luxembourg, 4) Romania, 5) United Kingdom
Third Countries: 1) Serbia, 2) Montenegro

Relevant health instructions available here: https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/info.html.

All passengers regardless of country category shall be obliged to file an application for the CyprusFlightPass (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/) within 24 hours prior to their flight departure. Moreover, in order to insure public health and the monitoring of the epidemiological picture, a sample laboratory testing of passengers on selected arriving flights will be taking place.

It should be noted that the above categorization of countries shall take effect on July 23rd, the announcement concluded.

Source: Philenews

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