The latest Cyprus travel rules for Brits are explained, including new Cyprus flight pass rules and Covid testing and vaccination requirements for holidays in 2022
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Cyprus will further relax its travel rules for Brits public holidays this month, including the abolition of the pre-travel ‘flight pass’ and the removal of Covid tests on arrival for unvaccinated travellers.
Current immigration regulations require all travelers to complete a Cyprus flight pass within 48 hours of arrival, regardless of vaccination status. From April 18th, however, this flight pass will no longer apply to all travelers.
Meanwhile, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated holidaymakers are no longer required to take a Covid test on arrival at the airport, although they will still be required to provide proof of a negative Covid test prior to travel.
This can either be a PCR test done within 72 hours of travel or a rapid antigen test within 24 hours, with the rules applying to people aged 12 and over. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need a Covid test as long as they can show proof of full Covid vaccination.
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Schengen visa info reports that the country will also relax its rules on its SafePass, essentially a Covid vaccination card, meaning you won’t need them for venues like malls and museums, although you’ll still need them for restaurants like restaurants.
Face mask rules have now been relaxed for outdoor areas. However, the UK Foreign Office warns: “The use of a face mask is mandatory in all indoor public spaces for everyone aged 6 and over. Failure to comply with the restrictions may result in a fine of 300 euros.”
Cyprus isn’t the only destination relaxing its rules on holidaymakers. For the beginning, 14 countries have scrapped Covid rules entirelywhile others like France, Greece and Spain were Easing travel restrictions including Covid tests and face masks.
Then there’s the bonus of that Britain’s own travel rules have expiredmeaning no passenger tracing forms or other immigration requirements are required on your return home!
However, it’s not just the Covid admin to keep an eye on. This week the Interior Ministry warned Britons to check their passports now ahead of summer as passport applications – including renewals – take up to 10 weeks due to post-Covid delays.
To make things a little more confusing, countries have their own passport validity requirements, as do airlines – so we’ve put one together Passport Rules Guide including easyJet, TUI, Jet2, British Airways and Ryanair to help you.
- Travel restrictions can change quickly due to the nature of the pandemic. Always find out about the current information from the Federal Foreign Office for your travel destination before you book and start a trip abroad.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/europe/cyprus-travel-rules-brits-ease-26691827 Cypriot travel rules for Brits will be relaxed from next week, including Covid testing at the airport