Citizens arriving to Cyprus from Category C countries must undergo a molecular test for COVID-19, 48 hours before the end of their self-isolation at their own expense, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Health says that in the framework of the strategy implemented by the Government to address and manage the coronavirus pandemic to limit COVID-19 cases through the gateways and based on the epidemiological picture of the various countries, which was re-evaluated by the Epidemiological Control Unit and in accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Health, No. 37, dated 12 August 2020, citizens arriving to Cyprus from Category C countries must undergo a molecular test for COVID-19, 48 hours before the end of their self-isolation at their own expense.
It notes that the result of the laboratory test must be sent to the email address [email protected].
Self-isolation is terminated if the result of the repeated laboratory test is negative, the Ministry stresses.
The only acceptable test method is RT-RCR. The maximum price for the test is €85.
It is noted that only certain categories of citizens are allowed entry to the Republic of Cyprus from Category C countries and they may choose to undergo a diagnostic test for COVID-19 upon arrival in Cyprus or hold an RT-PCR COVID-19 certificate with a negative result no later than 72 hours before their departure for Cyprus.
If their period of stay in the Republic exceeds 4 days, these persons must remain in self-isolation for 14 days.