Cyprus removes passenger locator form requirement

Cyprus has relaxed its Covid rules, making it easier for international travellers to visit.

The country removed the requirement for all travellers to fill in an online passenger locator form before arriving at the start of this week.

It also dropped its country-categorisation system, which previously determined entry rules for travellers depending on their country of origin.

The change means all vaccinated passengers or anyone who can show a certificate of recovery from Covid can enter the country without needing to complete any tests, forms or quarantine.

A spokesperson for the Cyrpus Ministry of Tourism said: “From April 18, 2022, Cyprus no longer requires the completion of passenger locator forms for entry into the country.

“Moreover, it removes country-categorisation and most travel-related Covid protocols.”

Unvaccinated travellers or those who don’t hold a certificate of recovery must show proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or a rapid antigen test taken 24 hours prior to departure.

Children aged 11 and under do not need to take a Covid test to enter Cyprus.

The requirement to wear face masks outdoors has been removed, but they are still mandatory in indoor public places.

The UK Foreign Office website warned: “The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor public spaces for everyone aged six and above. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.”

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