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Covid Test for Cyprus

If you are travelling from the UK to Cyprus, it is essential that you have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certificates, allowing stress-free travel to Cyprus.

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As of June 2021, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Cyprus based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

As of April 2021, The Republic of Cyprus (ROC) has adopted the evaluation system by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) separating countries into Green, Orange and Red categories. The UK is part of the Amber category. Visitors from ‘Amber’ category countries are required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure and provide proof of a negative result.

These rules do not apply to legal residents of Cyprus and their family members. You will be allowed to enter Cyprus without a PCR test result, but will be tested on arrival.

Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to Cyprus from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken no more than 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to Cyprus.

If you’re planning to return to the UK from Cyprus you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider. Details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test can be found here.

Cyprus Travel Advice

Which Covid-19 test do I need to travel to Cyprus?

If travelling from the UK to Cyprus you must undertake a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travelling. This negative test result will then need to be uploaded to your Cyprus Flight Pass within 24 hours of departure.

Do I need any additional documentation to travel to Cyprus?

Yes. The Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Health requires travellers to provide proof of residence or proof of Cypriot nationalist in order to enter Cyprus from the UK. Travellers to Cyprus must also complete a Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Cyprus?

If travelling to Cyprus, the price of a Covid-19 test is £149. This covers both the PCR test and a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Cyprus?

Yes. Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are recognised by both Cyprus airlines and the Republic of Cyprus government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet Cyprus travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with a negative PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate. This documentation will be provided within the 72 hour testing requirement.

How long before my flight to Cyprus should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to Cyprus are required to take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight. You should upload your test result to your Cyprus Flight Pass within 24 hours of your departure.

If my child is under 12 do they need a Covid test to travel to Cyprus?

No, children under the age of 12 do not need to take a Covid-19 test in order to travel from the UK to Cyprus.

Is quarantine mandatory for travellers arriving in Cyprus during Covid-19?

Yes. All arrivals into Cyprus from the UK are required to undergo a mandatory quarantine of at least 7 days. On day 7, arrivals are required to take a further Covid-19 PCR test. If the result is negative and no symptoms occur, self-isolation ends after a further 3 days.

Does Cyprus accept Covid-19 Proof of Recovery documents?

As of July 2021, Cyprus does not allow proof of recovery certificates for travellers arriving from the UK to enter the country. See the government website for additional information.

Inbound UK Travel

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to enter the UK from Cyprus?

If you haven’t visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before travelling to the UK, you must:

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to take once I have arrived in the UK?

Cyprus is on the amber list for travel. Once you have arrived in the UK from Cyprus you must:

  • Quarantine for 10 days.
  • Take the mandatory day 2 and 8 tests.

There is also the option to take part in Test to Release which allows travellers to shorten their quarantine from day 5 of their arrival, provided they have tested negative for coronavirus. This test must be bought from a private provider like Medicspot. You can find additional information about the Test to Release scheme on the government website.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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