Cabinet-approved new action plan for smooth flight and airport operations

On Thursday, the Cabinet approved a new action plan for the smooth operation of flights and airports, which will come into effect on April 18, announced by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

As mentioned, the new action plan foresaw the abolition of national classification according to epidemiological circumstances and the abolition of the obligation to complete and obtain a Cyprus flight pass.

In addition, for the purpose of traveling in the Republic of Cyprus, passengers are required to meet the following requirements and carry relevant supplementary documents.

1. Passengers who have been vaccinated or have recovered from their illness and have the following documents:

Vaccinated or recovered passengers, regardless of nationality, may travel to and enter the Republic of Cyprus from the country of departure without the need for laboratory tests if any of the following conditions are met: increase.

  • They hold a digital COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate equivalent to Europe or a third country.Also
  • They hold a valid vaccination certificate from the competent authority of a third country, provided that the required dose of vaccine accepted by the Republic of Cyprus has been completed.

A vaccination certificate is considered acceptable only if all of the following conditions are met:

  • Issued by a public institution.
  • Vaccines are Johnson & Johnson / Janssen, AstraZeneca, (Vaxzervia, COVISHIELD, SKBio), Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna, Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac), Sinopharm (BBIBPCOVID-19), CovaVax, Sinovac (CoronaVac), Covaxin. Is it? , Sputnik Light (only as a booster dose for basic vaccination schemes) and Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19.
  • Passengers 18+: For travel purposes, passengers may use one of the above vaccines, either a booster dose of 3 for a bivalent vaccine or a booster dose of 2 for a single dose, without expiration date. You must have received a third or second dose of each. Vaccination certificates for passengers who have been vaccinated twice or once will only be accepted if nine months have not passed since the date of the second vaccination. In the case of a double-dose vaccine or a single-dose vaccine, each vaccination is given once.
  • Passengers under the age of 18: For travel purposes, passengers are considered to have completed their vaccination schedule if they receive a second vaccination for a double vaccination and a single vaccination for a double vaccination. increase. A single dose vaccine with no expiration date, either the second or the first.
  • With the exception of the Johnson & Johnson / Janssen vaccine, which must be 14 days between vaccination and travel date, passengers can travel to the Republic of Cyprus as soon as the required dosing is completed. ..

A European or third country digital equivalent recovery certificate is considered acceptable if all of the following conditions are true:

  • It was issued by a public institution,
  • The date of the trip does not exceed 180 days from the first positive result.

Passengers are required to present a vaccination certificate or recovery certificate in paper or electronic form for management on arrival.

Passengers vaccinated or recovered in a country participating in the EU Digital COVID Certificate System will only have a valid European Digital or third country equivalent COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate in Cyprus. You can travel to the Republic. As proof of verification.

2. Passengers who have not been vaccinated or do not have a valid vaccination or recovery certificate:

Passengers who have not been vaccinated or do not have a valid vaccination or recovery certificate, regardless of nationality, are permitted to travel and enter Cyprus from the country of departure if they meet any of the following conditions: increase.

  • They performed a laboratory molecular test (RT-PCR) 72 hours before departure.Also
  • A rapid antigen test was performed 24 hours before departure.

Persons under the age of 12 do not need to submit and provide a negative PCR or rapid diagnostic test certificate.

For screening purposes, passengers over the age of 12 who do not have a vaccination or recovery certificate must present a paper or electronic copy of the test results.

In the Republic of Cyprus, it has been clarified that self-tests (as described above) from passengers who do not have a valid vaccination or recovery certificate are not accepted for travel purposes.

Please note that all passengers must comply without exception for random testing on arrival by RT-PCR and / or rapid antigen testing. If refused, they will be placed in state quarantine for 10 days unless they undergo a PCR test before the end of this period. Passengers are responsible for the costs of quarantine and laboratory tests.

It is also emphasized that anyone traveling to the Republic of Cyprus must meet the above requirements, whether they have a vaccination certificate, a recovery certificate, or a negative test certificate. Attempting to enter the Republic without meeting the above conditions will result in a violation and a fine of € 300.

Finally, please note that the existing measures are still in effect until April 17th and are being applied at Larnaca and Paphos airports.

(CNA) Cabinet-approved new action plan for smooth flight and airport operations

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