The Cypriot government has removed Liechtenstein, France, Denmark and Finland from the list of countries considered safe based on their epidemiological status after these countries recently reported an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.
In contrast, authorities in Cyprus have estimated that the Balkan countries, North Macedonia and Serbia, have recently recorded low rates of COVID-19 infection; Therefore, both are placed in the green category, TheSchengen.com reports.
This decision means that travelers from both the above-mentioned regions are now allowed to enter Cyprus without restrictions.
Cyprus divided the other countries into the green, orange and red categories, taking into account their coronavirus status.
The green list includes countries considered safe based on their COVID-19 status. Therefore, Green List travelers are excluded from the testing and quarantine rules upon their arrival in Cyprus.
According to the Cyprus government announcement, the green list includes the following countries:
EU member states: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the Czech Republic. : Australia, North Macedonia, Jordan, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Serbia, Singapore
Countries in the orange category present an average risk of infection with COVID-19.
All travelers arriving in Cyprus from the following areas listed in the orange category must present a negative COVID-19 result, no older than 72 hours upon entering Cyprus.
EU Member States: Belgium, France, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Finland Small Countries: Liechtenstein Third Countries: Azerbaijan, USA, Japan, Qatar, China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), Lebanon and Saudi Arabia
The red list includes the following countries that have recently been severely affected by the virus, based on data provided by the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
EU member states: Spain, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal Small states: Andorra, San Marino Third countries: Egypt, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Kuwait, Belarus, Montenegro, Moldova, authorities in Cyprus, Bahrain, Brunei, South Korea, Ukraine and Russia have clarified that all travelers with a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate are exempt from testing and quarantine rules.
Previously, TheSchengen.com reported that Cyprus lifted quarantine rules from Sweden and Latvia while requiring travelers from Portugal to carefully follow testing and quarantine rules as the latter was placed in the high risk category.