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Travel restrictions to Cyprus

ALL passengers arriving to Cyprus must register on the CY web platform, before arriving to Cyprus (https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy ).

In case the passengers do not have the "CyprusFlightPass" or, in the event that the electronic platform of the Republic of Cyprus is not temporarily available due to technical problems or scheduled maintenance, have not completed in advance the required documents by hand, passengers will not be accepted onboard. 

The countries of origin are re-evaluated on a regular basis and they are categorized based on their epidemiological status in Categories A, B, and C, with Category A having the most positive epidemiological status. A list of countries and test requirements for each category could be found here (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories

Amendment of the criteria for performing the PCR laboratory test for COVID 19 upon arrival at Cyprus’ airports


By decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus dated 2nd July 2021, as of 1st August 2021, a new set of criteria for having the option to perform the PCR laboratory test upon arrival at Larnaka and Pafos airports will apply.
Specifically, as of 1st August 2021, the option for performing the PCR laboratory test upon arrival at Larnaka and Paphos Airports will continue to be offered only to the following categories of Cypriot citizens and persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus:


i. Those who have received at least the first of the two doses of one of the vaccines approved by the Republic of Cyprus
ii. Minor passengers 12 - 15 years old
iii. Passengers who, for proven medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated


If the above passengers are traveling from a country that falls into the red country category and chooses to perform the PCR laboratory test upon arrival in Cyprus, they should remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours after their arrival. In addition, they will have to carry out a new laboratory COVID-19 test and to cover the costs themselves. Provided that the result of the examination is negative, their self-isolation will be terminated, and the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Projects shall be observed.


Those Cypriot citizens and persons legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus that do not meet the above conditions, as of 1st August 2021, should follow the health protocol in force based on the country categorization from which they travel to Cyprus as this is announced by the Ministry of Health and defined in the portal www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy. For example, if they choose to travel to Cyprus using PCR laboratory test, from a country that has been classified in the Orange, Red or Grey category, they must upload their PCR laboratory examination, which must be performed within 72 hours prior to their departure to Cyprus, in the portal www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy


It is reminded that passengers who are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the Republic of Cyprus, as well as passengers who hold a certification of recovery following a period of 14 days from the date of sampling of the positive PCR result, valid for 6 months, in the form of European Digital Certificate ((EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)), are exempted from any restrictions (no laboratory test and / or quarantine, self-isolation is required).

Travel restrictions to Greece

It is compulsory for all individuals on international flights arriving at any Greek airport to fill in the electronic Passenger Locator Form (PLF) published in HTTPS://TRAVEL.GOV.GR/, not later than the previous day.

All passengers regardless of nationality must meet one of the following conditions:

  • To have completed the vaccination for coronavirus COVID-19 at least 14 days before scheduled arrival and to present a vaccination certificate
  • Display a negative PCR TEST for COVID-19 performed up to 72 hours before scheduled arrival OR a 48-hour RAPID TEST prior to the scheduled flight.
  • To present proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid as of two months after positive PCR or antigen test up to nine months
  • To present their EU Digital COVID Certificate, issued accordingly to EU requirements, in digital or paper form

The above obligations include children over the age of twelve (12).

Third-country nationals subject to the prohibition herein have the right to submit a request to the Greek consular authority of their place of residence or stay for their exceptional entry in the country for business or personal reasons.



Travel restrictions to Russia

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:


- nationals of the Russian Federation and their family members

- permanent residents of the Russian Federation

E-visa issuance is suspended

2. Passengers entering or transiting the Russian Federation must have a printed negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. the test result must be in English or Russian. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted.

This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Federation.

3. A completed "Application Form" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.rospotrebnadzor.ru

4. Russians citizens must upload their PCR test when arriving in Russia within 3 days from their arrival here: https://www.gosuslugi.ru/foreign-citizen

5. Foreign citizens will be allowed for boarding only if they hold a valid permit and fall into a special category of persons who are allowed to enter the Russian Federation from countries with which regular air traffic has not been resumed. Prior approval is requested by the airline. Please contact fly.to.from.rus@cyprusairways.com

Travel restrictions to Lebanon

1.Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Brazil or India are not allowed to enter.

2.Passengers must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival.

- This does not apply to:

- Passengers younger than 12 years;

- Passengers returning to Lebanon within 1 week;

- Passengers with a covid-19 vaccination certificate if they received the last vaccine dose at least 15 days before departure the certificate must be issued by Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China (people's rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (dem. people's rep.), Korea (rep.), Kosovo (rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao people's dem. rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova (rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (rep.), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian territory, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian fed., San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican City (holy see), Vietnam, or Yemen.

3.Passengers and airline crew are subject to a Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival.

- This does not apply to:

- Passengers younger than 12 years

- Airline crew staying for a maximum of 24 hours.

4.Passengers and airline crew could be subject to quarantine for 72 hours.

5.Passengers must complete an "airport tracking registration form" before departure at https://covid.pcm.gov.lb/ this will generate an approval e-mail or SMS which must be presented upon arrival.

- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

6.Passengers must install the "covidlebtrack" mobile app.

Travel restrictions to Israel

1.Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit.

This does not apply to:

- Nationals of Israel;

- Residents of Israel;

- Passengers with an authorization letter issued by the population and immigration authority;

- Passengers with an a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, b1 or b4 visa arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or the USA. they must not have been in or transited through Argentina, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Russian fed., South Africa, Turkey, or Ukraine in the past 14 days.

2. Passengers must complete an "entry statement" at most 24 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Israel at https://www.gov.il/en/service/request-entry-to-israel-covid19 will receive electronic approval from the ministry of health.

3. Passengers are subject to a covid-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. payment of ils 100, can be made upon arrival. or ils 80- in advance at https://www.gov.il/en/service/request-entry-to-israel-covid19

4. Passengers and airline crew who have been outside Israel for more than 72 hours entering or transiting through Israel must have a negative covid-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to airline crew who stay in Israel for less than 72 hours.

5. Passengers must have health insurance to cover covid-19 expenses. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Israel.

6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/ypvvex9p

Effective 23JUL, all passengers traveling from Cyprus to Israel will be required to stay in mandatory isolation for a minimum of 14 days even if they have been vaccinated or have recovered.

There is an option to shorten the isolation period if two PCR test results are negative: the first test, which is mandatory for all travelers, must be taken upon arrival in Israel; the second test is taken on the seventh day of isolation. Pax can leave isolation if the second test is negative.

Exemption from quarantine:

Those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from COVID-19 outside of Israel, but only if they take a serologic test when they arrive in Israel and the test result is positive.

Please find more details at:

https://corona.health.gov.il/en/directives/air-travel-covid19-green/

Travel restrictions to Czech Republic

EU+ citizens will be allowed to travel into the Czech Republic for any purpose including tourism. From 12.07. 2021 Cyprus moves to "red" countries.

EU+ citizens are allowed to travel into the Czech Republic for any purpose including tourism from 21.6.2021.

From Monday 12 of June, Cyprus moves to the group of high-risk countries (red).

It is not necessary to wear respiratory protection outdoors - protection is only necessary when meeting two or more people less than two meters apart unless they are members of the same household.

The obligation to cover the airways indoors -  at least a surgical mask.

Respirators with a protection class of at least FFP2 or nano masks are mandatory in public transport, shops, and other busy places (restaurants, cinemas...).

All stores are open. Restaurants are open - the condition for entry is completed vaccination at least 14 days ago, test for covid-19 (antigen not older than 3 days, PCR not older than 7 days), or proof of recovery from covid-19 in the last 180 days.

Travelers from Cyprus from 12.7.2021:

Please note that the rules of entry into the Czech Republic may differ from the rules of an air carrier for boarding an aircraft. Therefore, please always check the rules of the airline before departure.

Protective measure of the Ministry of Healthcare against SARS-CoV-2 from 9th July 2021

1. BEFORE YOU TRAVEL, FILL OUT A FORM FOR HYGIENIC STATION → www.prijezdovyformular.cz (Public Health Passenger Locator Form)

Accompanying adults fill out the form for children between the ages between 6 and 18.

2. PREPARE A CONFIRMATION FOR PASSPORT CONTROL OR CONTROL DURING YOUR STAY

Once you fill out and submit the form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You may either print out the confirmation or display it on your mobile. The confirmation e-mail will contain a QR code that will display an online version of the confirmation. You will be asked to show this confirmation when passing through the passport control. Do keep the confirmation on you while in the Czech Republic – you may be asked to show it in case of control.  

3. IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19

If you are fully vaccinated in a EU+ country - You must hold  "EU Green Certificate“ (EUDCC - EU Digital Covid Certificate) or to have a national certificate of the and your vaccination must be completed 14 days before departure.

If you are a Czech citizen or a citizen of a EU+ country vaccinated in a third country - with the EMA-approved vaccination after at least 14 days from the application of the last dose (it is necessary to have a certificate whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health´s website).

You don´t need to get tested and self-isolate.

4. IF YOU ARE RECOVERED FROM COVID

You must presents a confirmation (in English) issued by a physician based in CZE or elsewhere in the EU stating that you do not currently show COVID-19 symptoms + you have already contracted COVID-19 in the past + you have self-quarantined after being positively tested for COVID-19 + you have been positively tested for COVID-19 between 11 to 180 days from first positive test.

You don´t need to get tested and self-isolate.

5. IF YOU ARE NOT VACCINATED OR RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 - GET TESTED  prior to entering the Czech Republic AND after entering the Czech Republic. 

- You must be in possession of a negative test result for establishing the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus before departure from Cyprus.

A test for "establishing the presence of the SARS CoV-2 virus” means:

(a) in the case of RT-PCR testing, an accredited laboratory’s written confirmation of a negative result of an RT-PCR test carried out by the laboratory and that is no older than 72 hours from the date of conduction of the RT-PCR test;

(b) in the case of countries to which the European Union regulation on digital COVID certificates1, a test certificate issued in accordance with the European Union regulation on digital COVID certificates1 that is no older than 48 hours from the date of the antigen test or 72 hours from the date of the RT-PCR test for countries bound by that regulation;                                                                                                                   

- You must also undergo an RT-PCR test for establishing the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus no earlier than on the 5th day and no later than on the 14th day after entering the Czech Republic, unless, entirely exceptionally in individual cases, a public health protection authority decides on other quarantine measures in accordance with Act No 258/2000 and on the duration of such measures;

Tests are mandatory also for kids older then 6 years.

- You must undergo self-isolation pending the result of the RT-PCR test for establishing the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

You can find all the exceptions on the web page of Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

Other information are described on the web page of the Ministry of Inferior.

Measures adopted by the Czech Government against the coronavirus

Ministry of Health

Entry into the territory of the Czech Republic.

Measures adopted by the Czech Government against the coronavirus

We remind everybody arriving in the Czech Republic to become familiar with the arrival quarantine measures.

Other relevant information could be found at the web pages of the

the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic

the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

The list and map of laboratories providing the PCR tests

Please read the full guide here:

Travel restrictions 1

Travel restrictions 2

Travel restrictions to Malta

As announced by the Health Minister of Malta, only vaccinated passengers will be permitted to enter the country.

passengers aged 12 and older, can only travel to Malta if they have a vaccination certificate, two doses – issued after 14 days from the date of the second dose (or single dose in case of Johnson & Johnson) and which is recognized by the Superintendent of Public Health, namely:

  • Maltese Vaccination Certificate
  • EU Digital COVID Certificate
  • NHS COVID Pass Letter/NHS App (UK)

Children from 5 years of age to 11 years of age, can travel, by presenting a negative PCR test, which has to be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta, and given that they are accompanied by their parents or legal guardians, who in turn have to present the recognized vaccine certificate.

Children under 5 years of age do not need a PCR test to travel with their fully vaccinated parents or legal guardians.

Unaccompanied minors cannot travel to Malta.

The following certificates are NOT VALID for travel to Malta:

  • Certificate of recovery from COVID-19;
  • Vaccine certificates for only 1 dose of a vaccine requiring 2 doses, also for people who recovered from COVID-19;
  • Vaccine certificates with less than 14 days from the final dose.

 

In addition to the above, Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, has confirmed that the AstraZeneca vaccine from the batch numbers: 4120Z001, 4120Z002, and 412Z003, also known as Covishield, will not be acceptable proof of vaccination for entry to Malta

If you have symptoms

Symptomatic passengers identified in the airport by the public health authorities may be refused to continue their travel. IF you have following symptoms: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Loss of Taste or Smell, we encourage you to reconsider your travel arrangements. You are allowed to change of travel date without a rebooking fee (difference in fare levels should be paid additionally) on the basis of a doctor’s certificate confirming suspicion of COVID19 contamination up to 6 hours before the flight. In any case, you can modify your travel arrangements using “Manage My Booking” page.

Mask/coverage

Passengers are requested to wear face masks/coverings from the time they arrive at the airport and onboard Cyprus Airways flights. Face masks/coverings should not be placed on children younger than 6 years old, anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.

You should change your mask every 4 hours or if it becomes damaged, wet or dirty. Please make sure that you have sufficient supply of masks for the entire duration of their journey

My Flight

If my flight is cancelled

If your flight is canceled and you have booked your tickets using Cyprus Airways website or Call-Center you will receive an email notification with the alternative options offered:

  • you can rebook your flight to the same destination for a future date
  • you can issue a travel voucher for the amount of the original ticket. Your travel voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and you can use the whole or part of the voucher within the validity period.  Once it expires, (i.e. 12 months after issuance), you are eligible to request a refund of the remaining unused amount paid for your initial booking, provided that the travel voucher has not been used in full. Full terms and conditions for travel vouchers are available here.
  • you can request a refund. Please note that the processing will take longer due to the excessive amount of adjustments being made to our scheduled operations.

For bookings through travel agents: Please contact your travel agent for further assistance.

Status of my flight

You can check our schedule here. If your flight is not listed there, that means that it has been cancelled. If your flight has been cancelled, you will receive an email notification regarding cancellation to email address you used when booking your flight.

Additional safety measures

New procedure for aircraft cleaning

According to recommendations of EASA, WHO, ICAO and IATA, we have adapted specific cleaning procedures for safeguarding the health of the passengers, operating crew and all employees that are involved in the operational activities. The aircraft cabin is cleaned with the use of disinfectant liquid and materials. Caution is given to passenger seats, seat belts, arm rests, trays, galleys and toilets.

At each airport there are additional measures implemented by the Airport operator i.e. information to passengers, thermal cameras, points with hygiene liquids, airport toilets hygiene etc.

Protect yourself

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Protection and Control (ECDC) provided passengers with an overview of the air travel experience. These summarise the most important elements from the passenger perspective of the EASA/ECDC operational guidelines. The guidelines place paramount importance on health safety at every stage of the end-to-end passenger journey. Their aim is to achieve safety, clarity and harmonisation in the travel experience across Europe.

The guidelines are available here.