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Cyprus relaxes epidemic control on tourists

02.03.2022 92 просмотров

Cyprus exempts vaccinated or recovered passengers from mandatory PCR tests.


From  1 March, the Republic of Cyprus significantly weakens the epidemic control for persons entering the country: starting from Tuesday, passengers vaccinated or recovering from covid are exempted from the mandatory PCR test for the detection of coronavirus infection.


This decision was made by the Cabinet of Ministers of the island state on January 19, as as part of the introduction, with the onset of the first month of spring, a new system for classifying countries by the degree of epidemic risk in comparison with the one developed by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).


“Vaccinated passengers or passengers who have been ill with COVID-19, regardless of their nationality and the country from which they arrived, are exempt from the obligation to comply with the requirements for the category in which their country is located—for example, from the presentation of a negative laboratory test, from the obligation to go into self-isolation or quarantine, from [showing] an issued special permit and others,   the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers, which is put into effect from today.


It also emphasizes that people vaccinated or recovered from covid "may enter the Republic of [Cyprus] with a valid certificate of vaccination" or a document confirming recovery from the disease caused by the coronavirus. However, a certificate of vaccination or recovery will be considered appropriate if it has issued by government authorities and passengers have been vaccinated with one of the following vaccines: Johnson&Johnson/Janssen, AstraZeneca, (Vaxzervia, COVISHIELD, SKBio), Pfizer /BioNTech, Moderna, Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac), Sinopharm (BBIBPCOVID-19), Sinovac (CoronaVac), Covaxin, Sputnik Light (only as a booster dose in the basic vaccination schedule) and  Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19.

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