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Cyprus Recognises 7 COVID-19 Vaccines for Travel

Since Cyprus has begun to open its doors to tourists around the world who do not pose a danger to the citizens of the country, the latter has decided to establish vaccination requirements in order to protect public health as well as facilitate travel.

According to the data provided by the Cyprus Ministry of Health, the country accepts all vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and many other doses that are manufactured outside the European Union, as valid evidence of immunity. reports.

As such, the complete list of acceptable vaccines in Cyprus is as follows:

BioNTech / Pfizer (Comirnaty) AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) Moderna (Spikevax) Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) AstraZeneca – Serum Institute of India (Covishield) Sinovac (CoronaVac) Sinopharm BIBP

This means that all persons with a certificate of vaccination indicating that they have been immunized with one of the above-mentioned vaccines are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements upon entering Cyprus.

Passengers with a valid certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 arriving in Cyprus from abroad, regardless of their nationality and country of departure, will be exempted from the obligation of laboratory tests and self-isolation/quarantine if they have been vaccinated with either one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency ( Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssen), or with the Sputnik V vaccine, or with the Sinopharm (BIBP COVID-19) vaccine, or with the Sinovac vaccine,” the ministry statement read.

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The same ministry clarified that in order for the vaccination certificate to be valid, except to indicate that its holder has been vaccinated with one of the approved doses, it must also be issued by the public health authorities in one of the countries listed below:

EU Member States EEA Member Countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) Armenia Bahrain Belarus Canada China Egypt Georgia Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Qatar Russia Saudi Arabia Serbia Switzerland Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States of America

In addition, it was noted that each vaccination certificate must provide evidence that all required doses of the respective vaccines have been administered and also should follow the required time frame between the last dose and the date of travel.

All persons holding a certificate of vaccination with one of the accepted vaccines may also be included in the random sampling examinations upon arrival in Cyprus. However, they will not have to follow any other rules when entering.

For all people planning to travel to Cyprus or any other country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new tool developed by VisaGuide helps them check if the vaccine they have been vaccinated with is acceptable as valid proof of immunity.

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