Cyprus relaxes entry rules for fully vaccinated Brits

By Lisa James
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Cyprus no longer requires fully vaccinated Brits to take a pre-departure test ahead of entering the island under a rule change announced this week.

The destination introduced new rules at the beginning of January to say everyone – regardless of their vaccination status – must show a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of departure or a negative antigen taken with 48 hours of departure, and then take a PCR test on arrival.

As of this week, the pre-departure test rule no longer applies to fully vaccinated visitors. Fully vaccinated visitors must still take a PCR test on arrival, at a cost of €15-€19pp, until the end of the month.

The requirement to take a PCR on arrival will be scrapped for fully vaccinated visitors from 1 March.    

‘Fully vaccinated’ means those who have had two jabs (or one of a single-dose vaccine) plus a booster.

Children aged 11 and under are exempted from the testing requirement.

Children aged 12 and over who have not completed a full vaccination programme need to follow the guidance for unvaccinated adults, the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office said.

All travellers need to complete a Cyprus Flight Pass before departing.

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