Cyprus travel requirements after move to UK red list

After an uptick in coronavirus instances, the UK has been placed on Cyprus’s red list for travel, efficient from 8 July.

The move implies that, whereas British travellers are nonetheless permitted to enter the nation quarantine-free, they need to submit to one other PCR take a look at on arrival, as well as to one 72 hours prior to departure.

The second take a look at have to be paid for by the traveller; it prices €30 at Larnaca airport and €32 at Paphos airport, and the outcomes can be found inside three hours on the digital platform covid-testcyprus.com.

Children beneath 12 are exempt from testing, as are Britons who can show they’ve had two jabs of the Covid vaccine.

“Travellers who can prove that they have received all necessary doses of an authorised vaccine will not be required to undergo any tests to visit Cyprus, irrespective of colour-categorisation of their country of departure,” reads the Cypriot authorities steering.

“Moreover, they will not be placed in quarantine, even in the case when they are close contacts of a positive Covid-19 case.”

Unless they’ve had the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, travellers will likely be exempt from restrictions from the date of their second dose: “The above facilitation will be valid from the date that both doses of a vaccine have been administered.”

Visitors should additionally fill out a Cyprus Flight Pass prior to travel.

Cyprus is at the moment on the UK’s personal amber list, necessitating a Covid take a look at earlier than travel dwelling, plus a 10-day quarantine and two PCR checks for returning travellers, no matter vaccination standing.

This implies that unvaccinated passengers making a round-trip from the UK to Cyprus should stump up the money for 5 checks in complete – two on the outbound leg, three on the return journey.