Cyprus will open for travelers who completed their COVID-19 vaccination program with no other requirements from May 10 onwards, Deputy Minister for Tourism Savvas Perdios informed Cyprus News Agency CNA. He noted that Cypriot authorities will inform the markets over their decision, which is considered to further facilitate stability in tourism planning as the summer season is about to begin.
The travel protocol concerns the EU member-states, the European Economic Area countries, and non-EU countries such as Britain, USA, Canada, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and Lebanon.
According to the local media, the eligible date of entry for vaccinated travelers begins from the date of completion of the vaccination, Perdios said, adding that travelers will need to upload a copy of their vaccination certificate onto the Cyprus Flight Pass.
Travelers will also need to provide vaccination details such as the name of the vaccine and date of vaccination. According to the local media, the Cyprus News Agency reported that vaccination certificates will be verified in both the country of departure as well as upon arrival in Cyprus.
Cyprus Health Ministry announced 3 deaths and 611 new COVID cases on Monday, bringing the total of deaths to 301 and the total number of cases to 62,960.
The positivity rate stands at 1.21%. The Ministry announced that 300 patients are receiving treatment in hospitals, and 78 of them are in serious condition. The median age of patients is 58.6 years. The 611 cases were detected from a total of 50,601 tests (PCR and rapid tests).
With the Muslim holy month of Ramadan coming to an end on May 11, and the Eid holidays beginning as of May 12, Cyprus could expect fully vaccinated tourists from Middle Eastern countries that are on the list.
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