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Cyprus promotes orange segment Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Poland

Cyprus promotes orange segment Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Poland

The Cypriot Ministry of Health has upgraded Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Poland from red to orange based on a new assessment of epidemiological risks in these countries. The new changes will take effect on Thursday, June 3rd.

Canada and Kuwait have also been added to the list of third countries in the red category by a Cabinet decision from June 1.

According to the Ministry of Health, the European Union and the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, Switzerland) classify countries as green, orange and red zones. This is based on an assessment by the European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ECTC). .

Upgraded to Third Countries (United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Belarus, Qatar, Serbia, USA, Armenia, Georgia, Bahrain) from June 1 The list of European Council Recommendation No. 2021/89 regarding the removal of temporary restrictions on travel within the EU within the EU is classified as epidemiological by the Ministry of Health and classified as green, orange and red.

The following classification of countries based on epidemiological risk assessment is very strong and may change at any time as epidemiological data change with the development of the disease. For this reason, new data will be announced and the list of countries will be updated frequently.

Green countries – low risk countries at present

EU Country: Malta
EEA Country: Iceland
Third countries: 1) Australia, 2) New Zealand, 3) Singapore, 4) Saudi Arabia, 5) South Korea, 6) Israel.
It should be noted that travelers from green countries do not require a COVID-19 test certificate or need to isolate themselves.

Orange Countries – Low risk but more uncertain countries compared to the green variety
EU member states: 1) Portugal, 2) Ireland, 3) Finland, 4) Romania, 5) Austria, 6) Bulgaria, 7) Czech Republic, 8) Hungary, 9) Italy, 10) Poland
Schengen Region Country: Norway
Third countries: 1) China (including Hong Kong and Macau), 2) United Kingdom, 3) United States
It should be noted that travelers from Orange countries must undergo a laboratory PCR test and have a certificate confirming a negative PCR result within 72 hours of departure.

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It has also been clarified that travelers from Orange countries may be subjected to molecular tests upon arrival in the Republic, which fall into the following categories:

Cypriot citizens and family members (foreign spouse and children under their age),
Persons legally residing in the Republic,
Persons authorized to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention,
Individuals who do not provide laboratory testing services in the countries of residence (orange type), regardless of nationality, as reported by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus
It is important to note that the costs of the exam will be borne by them and, in addition, these individuals will be left alone until the test results are provided.

Red Countries – High risk countries compared to green and orange varieties:

EU member states are: 1) Belgium, 2) France, 3) Croatia, 4) Luxembourg, 5) Spain, 6) Greece, 7) The Netherlands, 8) Denmark, 9) Slovenia, 10) Estonia, 11) Latvia, 12 ) Lithuania, 13) Sweden, 14) Germany 15) Slovakia Small states: 1) Andorra, 2) Monaco, 3) Vatican, 4) San Marino
Members of the Schengen area: 1) Switzerland, 2) Liechtenstein,
Third countries: 1) Rwanda, 2) Russia, 3) United Arab Emirates, 4) Ukraine, 5) Jordan, 6) Lebanon, 7) Egypt, 8) Belarus, 9) Qatar, 10) Serbia, 11) Armenia. .,. 12) Georgia, 13) Bahrain, 14) Thailand, 15) Canada, 16) Kuwait.
Cypriot citizens and family members (foreign spouse and children under their age),
Persons legally residing in the Republic,
Persons authorized to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention.
In this case, those in categories 1-3 above should be isolated for 72 hours upon arrival and subjected to another PCR test at their own expense at the end of 72 hours. If the re-test is negative, they may stop being isolated. Test results should be sent to the following email address: [email protected]

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Gray Country (Special Accreditation):

Countries not listed above (green, orange and red) fall into the gray category (special permission). For gray countries, entry into the Republic of Cyprus is only allowed for the following types:
Cypriot citizens and family members (foreign spouse and children under their age),
Citizens of Europe and the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland
Persons legally residing in the Republic,
Persons authorized to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention,
Each time it is amended, it is defined in the Privacy Order (No. 9) of 2021, which allows third country citizens to enter the Republic of Cyprus with special permission.

It is noteworthy that travelers from these countries must undergo a laboratory test at a certified laboratory within 72 hours of departure for Cyprus and be certified with a negative PCR result. In addition to Type 2 above, the remaining travelers may undergo laboratory testing at their own expense upon arrival in the Republic of Cyprus.

Passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from the Gray Type (Special Permit) must be segregated for fourteen (14) days or compulsorily isolated or alternatively for seven (7) days in compulsory self-isolation or for compulsory isolation by another government. On their 7th day there were 19 tests (at their own expense) and the results were negative. Test results should be sent to the following email address: [email protected]

All travelers, regardless of country of origin, must apply for a ticket to Cyprus within 24 hours of departure. In addition, sample molecular laboratory testing of passengers on selected aircraft will be carried out to ensure public hygiene and monitor epidemiological status.

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It is noteworthy that the classification of the above countries will come into effect from 13 May 2021.

Conditions for vaccinated travelers

The Ministry of Health clarifies what applies to vaccinated travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from May 10:

Possession of a valid COVID-19 vaccine certificate regardless of nationality and entry into Cyprus, regardless of the country of shipment, is exempt from entry tax for laboratory tests, as well as the obligation issued: the following conditions are met:

1. Have a valid vaccination certificate from the following countries: (i) EU member states (including Cyprus); (ii) countries of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway); iii) Switzerland, iv) Israel, v) United Kingdom, vi) Russia, vii) United Arab Emirates, viii) Saudi Arabia, ix) Ukraine, x) Jordan, xi) Lebanon, (xii) Egypt, (xiii) Belarus, (xiv) Serbia, (xv) Qatar, (xvi) Bahrain, (xvii) United States, (xviii) Armenia, (xix) Georgia, (xx) Canada and (xxi) Kuwait.

2. One of the vaccines approved by the European Pharmaceuticals Institute (Pfizer / Bioentech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson) or Sputnik V vaccinated them and completed the vaccination process.

For two-dose vaccines, the person should be vaccinated in both doses, while in the case of Johnson (single-dose vaccine) 14 days should elapse between the dose and the vaccination date. Vaccine. Travel. More information is available at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/vaccinated-passengers.