Citizens of EU countries and countries in the European Economic Area (EEA), as well as a list of non-EU countries including Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, and others, are currently able to enter Cyprus with certain restrictions and entry requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cyprus, located in the Eastern Mediterranean, has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe due to its warm climate, scenic beaches, and rich cultural heritage. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have imposed travel restrictions, and tourists are eager to know which nationalities are allowed to enter Cyprus.
According to the latest travel regulations, citizens of EU countries and countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) are allowed to enter Cyprus without any restrictions, provided they have a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before departure. Non-EU nationals are subject to specific restrictions and entry requirements, based on the risk category of their originating country as per ECDC data.
The list of non-EU countries includes Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Uruguay, and Singapore. However, non-EU nationals coming from those countries must have a negative PCR test result done within 72 hours before departure. Moreover, travelers coming from countries that are not on the list will need to have a special permit to enter Cyprus.
As per the latest update from the Ministry of Tourism, the current travel exemptions are based on the health status of each country and will continue to be updated periodically. Therefore, travelers are advised to check the official website of the Republic of Cyprus or contact their embassy for the latest travel advice before booking their flights.
In the words of the famous travel writer Rick Steves, “Travel is not just about seeing new sights, but about gaining new perspectives.” With that in mind, Cyprus offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and historical significance, making it a destination worth exploring.
A table summarizing the current entry conditions for entering Cyprus is provided below:
|EU Nationals||Third-Country Nationals|
|Low-Risk Countries||Free entrance||Free entrance with a PCR test|
|Medium-Risk Countries||Free entrance||PCR test up to 72 hrs before|
|High-Risk Countries||Free entrance||PCR test and quarantine needed|
See a video about the subject
This video discusses different options available for non-EU residents seeking residency in Cyprus, such as obtaining a permanent residence permit through investment by purchasing real estate, and a deposit of 30,000 euros in a Cypriot bank account for three years. Temporary residency permits can also be obtained through the establishment of a foreign interest company or a small and medium-sized innovative enterprise, with the possibility of renewal. Tax incentives are available for people investing in innovative companies, and for more information, people can contact the d card office in Cyprus.
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Holders of a valid, double or multiple entry, Schengen visa can travel to Cyprus without requiring the national visa. US passport holders do not require a visa to enter Cyprus for a stay of up to 90 days. The Embassy can only issue visas to individuals intending to visit Cyprus for vacation or business purposes.