The Epidemiological Monitoring and Control Unit for Infectious Diseases of the Medical and Public Health Services has updated the epidemiological data for various countries and categorised them, valid until July 16, regarding COVID-19, based on the epidemiological indices of those countries.
According to the Ministry of Health, this risk assessment can change at any minute, as the pandemic is developing and the epidemiological data are continuously changing.
The Health Ministry said all passengers arriving in Cyprus are obliged to apply for the CyprusFlightPass (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/) within 24 hours of their flight’s departure, while passengers of selected arrivals will be tested for COVID-19.
Category A – Low risk
EU member states: Austria, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland.
Schengen members: Switzerland, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway.
Third countries: Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea.
Passengers arriving from Category A countries are not obliged to present a COVID-19 test certificate, nor are they obliged to self-isolate.
Category B – Possible low risk, higher risk than Category A
EU member states: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Romania, Czech Republic.
Small states: Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino.
Third countries: Georgia, Uruguay, Australia.
Passengers from Category B countries must have a COVID-19 test certificate, proving they tested negative.
Cypriot citizens residing permanently in Cyprus, their foreign partners and underage children, as well as all legal residents of Cyprus, can be tested on arrival at their own cost and must remain at home until the results are made available.
Category C – Higher risk compared to Categories A and B
EU member states: Portugal, Sweden.
Third counties: Serbia.
Passengers from Category C countries are obliged to self-isolate for 14 days.