Cyprus cancels the categorization of countries on an epidemic basis

The authorities of the Republic of Cyprus on Monday cancel the categorization of countries on an epidemic basis and cancel the CyprusFlightPass form, which was previously mandatory for all air passengers arriving on the island, which contained detailed information on vaccination or covid disease . This decision was taken on April 7 by the cabinet of ministers of the island state as part of the program to ease restrictive measures, the first stage of which was put into effect on April 11 and the second is introduced today. .

According to the new protocol for travelers, which came into force at midnight, there are no longer categories of countries according to the degree of spread of the coronavirus infection in them. This means that for customers not infected with coronavirus from many countries in the former gray zone, the need for self-isolation disappears. For passengers traveling to Cyprus, it is sufficient to have certificates of having had covid or to confirm vaccination with AstraZeneca (Vaxzervia, COVISHIELD, SKBio), Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen, Sputnik V (Gam- COVID-Vac), Sinopharm (BBIBPCOVID-19), Sinovac (CoronaVac), Covaxin, Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19, CovaVax and Sputnik Light, the last of these vaccines being recognized by the Cypriot authorities only as a booster vaccination of base.

Are fully vaccinated air passengers aged 18 years and over who have not exceeded 270 days (9 months) after being vaccinated with a second dose of a two-component vaccine and a single dose of a single vaccine making up. Otherwise, they will need a booster dose – either a third or a second, depending on the number of components of the original antiviral drug. Unvaccinated travelers will need to undergo a diagnostic test in the country of departure, and this can be either a molecular PCR test valid for 72 hours or a rapid antigen test with a validity period of 24 hours .

From Monday, Cyprus also opens free access to all shopping areas, i.e. residents and guests of the island can now visit all shops and shopping centers without having to present the form SafePass with QR codes to checkers at the entrance.

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