The Republic of Cyprus Council of Ministers announced the changes to travelling to Cyprus this weekend, with the two stage plan which commences in June.

– The UK is not on the initial list of countries that will be opened for commercial flights in either phase A (from 9th) or B (from 20th June)
– So, until further notice only repatriation flights for Cypriot nationals/residents will be allowed into Cyprus from the UK
– Individuals on repatriation flights after 25th May will be tested on arrival & quarantined until results of the test are known. After that period they will need to self-isolate at home for 14 days

– For those who wish to be repatriated and haven’t done so already, please register on

Those who will be repatriated from the UK after May 25th and until any new announcements, will undergo testing upon arrival in Cyprus. They will stay for 1 day, or for as long as it takes for the results to be known, at a designated place. Following on from this, all those whose results come back negative will go into self-isolation at their home for 14 days.

The nation’s Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said to begin with 19 countries will be allowed to enter Cyprus from June 9th which includes Greece.

The countries on the list for the first phase have some of the lowest coronavirus case and death rates.

The countries who will be allowed to fly into Cyprus from June 9th include Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia and Lithuania.

Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia and the Czech Republic will all be allowed into Cyprus as part of the second stage from June 20th.

Visitors will have to test negative for coronavirus within 72 hours of their flight if they want to be accepted during the first stage.

However, from June 20, those holidaymakers from the initial 13 countries won’t have to take the test.

From Monday compulsory quarantine for those entering the country will end with people being allowed to self-isolate at home.

Article written by London Greek Radio