Updated 22nd October 2020
The republic of Cyprus has done an outstanding job by bringing in strict measures since the Covid-19 Pandemic made itself known, resulting in controlling the spread of the virus. Earlier this year the Cypriot government stuck to its guns by imposing restrictions on arrivals to Cyprus, amid enormous pressure from airlines, hotels and all related businesses. The resulting figures prove they were right, and we are pleased to tell you that UK residents can fly to Cyprus as long as they have a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate uploaded to a Flight Pass. The PCR test needs to be taken within 72 hours of flying out.
I am in touch with Cyprus every day and many of the shops, bars and restaurants are open.
FLIGHT PASS. Passengers flying to Paphos and Larnaca. You can start registering your flight pass early, but can only upload your test result document within 24 hours of flying. (More information below)
EHIC CARD. If you are travelling in the European Economic Area including the Republic of Cyprus before 31 December 2020, you can apply for and continue to use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) during this time, as you did before. The EHIC gives you the right to access emergency state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in those countries.
Remember that the EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs, such as mountain rescue in ski resorts, being flown back to the UK, or lost or stolen property. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/foreign-travel-insurance
“Entry to Cyprus
As of 1 August 2020, the UK is in Cyprus’ Category B: this means that tourists are permitted to travel to Cyprus, but they need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival, obtained within 72 hours before travel. On 31 July 2020, The Republic of Cyprus government announced that test results can be in the form of an email or SMS, but the result itself and/or appointment letter must include the date and time when the test was taken. Children under 12 years old do not require a test in order to travel to Cyprus. Please see the Republic of Cyprus Information Office website for further information.”
You then need to complete a Flight Pass to enter Cyprus and it has to be printed before coming to Cyprus:
Flight Pass Postcode. Please refer to the villa directions as you will need the postcode, which appears at the top on the page in the address. It is correct and acceptable. You enter something like this: Villa Irene, 8201 Geroskipou, (this is the postcode), Pafos. (Please do not contact us for this.)
Once you are in Cyprus
22/10/2020 Masks to be worn outside and Curfew imposed. Read Cyprus Mail post here
Disclaimer. With the Covid-19 Pandemic crisis changing daily, this information has been written with the intention that it is helpful. It is provided for general information purposes and does not constitute legal or other professional advice.
Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances may impact the accuracy and validity of the information. Sundance Villas Ltd. is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for any action or decision taken as a result of using the guidance.
We would like to send and enormous Thank You to each and every one of you for your understanding during this difficult time. We are busy postponing fully paid bookings for those affected by the flight cancellations.
Please only contact us if your holiday is within the next 14 days as we are extremely busy with the extra work involved, unless of course your query is urgent.
Here is a new photo of Riccos beach, walking distance from Villa Katerina. All the stones have been removed whilst we have been away, it looks fantastic! Riccos beach is just before Paphos, and is never too busy, it has a laid back feel.