Cyprus added Japan and Serbia on Monday to the lists of countries from where travelers are allowed to travel to the eastern Mediterranean island, either with or without health-related preconditions, the Health Ministry said.
A ministry statement said Japan was added to group A countries, from where travelers are allowed entry without any conditions.
The category A list now includes 22 low-risk countries — Australia, Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Japan, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and South Korea.
Serbia was added to category B relatively low-risk countries, from where travelers will be required to present a health certificate carried out at least 72 hours before their departure, proving negative for the virus.
The category B list now includes 14 countries: Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Jordan, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Romania, Serbia and the UAE.
All travelers, no matter which category of countries they fall under, are required to fill out a form on Cyprus’ website https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/ to obtain a flight pass 24 hours before their flight.
No flights are allowed into Cyprus on a regular basis from countries not included in the two lists.
People on repatriation flights from unlisted countries have to have a negative COVID-19 certificate made within 72 hours before the trip.