Only Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland remain on Cyprus’ list of epidemiologically safe countries as travelers from EU countries and other Schengen area countries, who do not hold an EU digital COVID certificate, are now required to either be tested or quarantined, or even both due to the high Corona virus cases.
On the other hand, the list of third countries that are considered safe includes Australia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and New Zealand.
Since Monday, September 20, unvaccinated travelers arriving in Cyprus from Latvia, Iceland and Uruguay must undergo double testing and quarantine requirements.
According to the Cypriot authorities’ weekly risk assessment, arrivals from Slovakia, Bahrain and Singapore will also be subject to stricter entry restrictions as countries have been moved from green to orange. Additionally, for Singaporeans, Slovaks and Bahrainis arriving in Cyprus, a PCR test is required 72 hours prior to arrival, TheSchengen.com reports.
Travelers from Portugal and Sweden are no longer required to quarantine on arrival as these two countries have been removed from the red category. Third countries such as Azerbaijan, Albania and Brunei were also removed from the list of high-risk countries.
Furthermore, as Cyprus has successfully joined the EDCC portal, all travelers who present a valid EU COVID-19 digital certificate are free of entry requirements.
Currently, travelers from red category countries are required to submit a negative PCR test that is done 72 hours before arrival in the country and another on arrival, which must be paid for by the travelers themselves. Meanwhile, until the second test result is released, travelers must remain in quarantine.
Countries in the red category include:
EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania and Slovenia Small Countries: Monaco, San Marino Schengen Members: Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway Third Countries: Egypt, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, USA, United Kingdom , Japan, Israel, Canada, Belarus, Lebanon, Moldova, South Korea, Ukraine, Uruguay, Russia and Serbia
TheSchengen.com previously reported that stricter entry requirements were imposed on travel from Croatia and Austria as countries were placed in the red. However, Denmark and the United Arab Emirates have been added to the orange category, meaning quarantine requirements for those coming from both countries have been scrapped.
Since Monday, countries at moderate risk (orange category) of coronavirus transmission include:
EU Member States: Denmark, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Finland Minor Countries: Andorra and Vatican City Schengen Members: Iceland Third Countries: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Kuwait, Bahrain, Singapore
The latest data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that Cyprus has reported 547 deaths and 118,863 cases of COVID-19 since January 2020.
Vaccination rates are increasing in Cyprus with 79.7 percent of the population so far vaccinated with a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 75.9 percent now fully immunized against the coronavirus, the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention revealed.