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FAQ's

In order to receive a CyprusFlightPass it’s compulsory to complete the required documents on the digital platform. 
Only in cases where the web electronic platform of the Republic of Cyprus is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance with official announcement about that, in the relevant electronic platform may passengers download and complete the relevant documents by hand. In these cases, travellers need to carry with them the required documentation.
Once the process is completed you will receive a PDF confirmation with clearance of your travel to Cyprus (CyprusFlightPass), which you will need to show at the check-in /boarding process at the departure airport and at immigration control in Cyprus.

With the completion of the online process, you will obtain the CyprusFlightPass which you have to carry with you in order to show it during the check-in /boarding process at the departure airport and at immigration control in Cyprus. 

In the case where the web electronic platform of the Republic of Cyprus is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or scheduled maintenance with official announcement about that, in the relevant electronic platform you have to complete manually the relevant document which you can find and print on these links below:

https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/download-forms, http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/dca/dca.nsf/DMLindex_en/DMLindex_en?OpenDocument

It should be noted that the submission of this application and the granting of CyprusFlightPass does not affect the application of the provisions of any other Law of the Republic of Cyprus, which explicitly regulate issues of entry into the Republic of Cyprus. 

Travellers who provide wilfully false information and declarations are subject to sanctions.

The information will be processed for public interest purposes and the protection of public health from COVID-19. Your personal data will remain confidential. In the event that any traveller becomes a suspect or confirmed COVID-19 case, the data will be used by the Ministry of Health for contact tracing purposes. The data will also form part of the traveller’s medical history for the reference of medical staff at local healthcare institutions where such travellers are being treated.

No.  You only need to apply for a Cyprus Flight Pass when you travel from abroad to Cyprus.

Probably the COVID-19 test file you uploaded is password-protected and therefore cannot be processed.  Before you upload it please ensure that the document is not password-protected.

If you wish, before making an account and submitting an application, you may verify your eligibility to fly to Cyprus by using the 'Quick Check' tool which you can find on the main menu bar or by clicking on this link https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/quick-check.

You may complete an application any time and save it as a draft. However, you can only finalise and submit it within 24 hours before the commencement of your travel  from the Country of Origin to the Republic of Cyprus (either direct flight or via intermediate Countries).

When you register and create an account, an account activation message will be sent to your email address. You must check your email address (including the junk folder/mail) and make sure you activate your account in order to be able to access and complete the electronic application.

My itinerary to Cyprus involves more than one Countries. Which Country shall I register as my Origin Country of Departure for my travel to Cyprus?

If your trip to the Republic of Cyprus does not constitute a direct flight but also includes intermediate stops / stops in other countries and / or you are a transfer or transit passenger through airports of other countries with or without an overnight stay, you should state, during the completion of your application, the kind of your travel to the Republic of Cyprus.

As Country of Departure you should register the country of origin of your travel to the Republic of Cyprus, stating the date and time of your departure with any mode of transport (car, train, vessel ,etc.) from this first country.

In addition, the flight number and seat number (if available) as well as the name of the airline, must be registered as they appear on the itinerary of your last flight to the Republic of Cyprus.

The intermediate stop at an airport in another country without an overnight stay(s) is not considered as a stay in that country. On the contrary, the intermediate stop at an airport in another country with an overnight stay(s) is considered as a stay in that country. It should be noted that in the case where your itinerary to the Republic of Cyprus involves an overnight stay in a country with less favourable epidemiological criteria compared to your country of departure (i.e. you depart from a Category A country and you will spend a night in a Category B or C country or you depart from a Category B country and you will spend a night in a Category C country) you will be considered as travellers from Category B or C Countries respectively and all the requirements for Category B or C Countries, have to be satisfied accordingly.

On the other hand, if you depart from a Category B or C country and as part of your trip you stay for more than 14 days in a Category A country, or depart from a Category C country and stay for more than 14 days in a Category B country, i.e. in countries with better epidemiological criteria compared to the country of departure, you should declare as your country of departure and the date and time of departure the country of Category A for the first case and the country of Category B for the second case.

Conversely, if you depart from a Category A country but within 14 days prior to your travel to the Republic of Cyprus, you have lived / stayed to a Category B or C country or if you depart from a Category B country but within 14 days prior to your travel to the Republic of Cyprus, you have lived / stayed in Category C country, i.e. in countries with less favourable epidemiological criteria compared to the country of departure, you have to declare as your country of origin and the date and time of country of origin, the Category A country for the first case and Category B country for the second case. However, you must, additionally, state the country (ies) where you have lived / stayed during the 14 days prior to your travel from the country of origin as well as the Country(ies) of the intermediate stops, if you will be travelling to the Republic of Cyprus, through Intermediate Country (s) with or without an overnight stay.

The categorization of countries and any change in their classification may be reviewed in the CyprusFlightPass online platform at the link www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories.

It is recommended that you regularly visit this online platform for possible changes in the categorization of countries that may affect your flight to the Republic of Cyprus.

Although there is no requirement for COVID-19 test for passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A countries, these passengers may request, if they wish, to have a COVID-19 test upon their arrival at the airport in the Republic of Cyprus Cyprus. Should they wish so, they should declare this to the handling agent representative immediately upon exit from the aircraft. Passengers will bear the cost of €60 for the test.

Laboratory testing of minors under the age of 12 for COVID-19, prior to departure or upon arrival in the Republic of Cyprus, is not required. It should be noted that the the acquisition of CyprusFlightPass continues to be mandatory for these minors as well.

In order for your laboratory result to be valid the following must apply:

a) the test should be contacted using the RT-PCR method (Tests based on antigen / antibody detection are not acceptable),

b) sampling for the test is required to be conducted during the last 72 hours before departure. In addition, the laboratory result that you will attach should indicate the laboratory method used, the date of sampling, personal identification data and of course the result which should be negative.

Special Permission

If you have already obtained a special permit from 20.7.20 onwards (due to the change in the epidemiological situation), you are kindly asked to resubmit your request via the online platform www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and  attach to your new application (under attached documents), the special entry permit you have already been granted.

If you have a valid residence permit in the Republic of Cyprus, then you do not need to obtain a special permit to enter the Republic of Cyprus. You can present your residence permit together with the Cyprusflightpass card upon your departure.

The persons who are entitled to obtain a special entry permit for the purposes of family reunification are the first degree relatives (parents-children-spouses) certificates must be attached (marriage certificate, birth certificate, residence permits).

Please be informed that a special entry permit is granted only for boarding/travelling purposes on the plane. Concerning third country Nationals, where it is required to obtain an Entry Visa from the Embassy/ Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus abroad, in order to enter the Republic, the special entry permit does not replace the required immigration procedure (Visa entry procedures, Schengen visa).

Requests for the granting of a special permit may be submitted through the e-platform within 14 days prior to the expected travel date but not within the last two days prior to the expected flight (with the exception of applications for changes of aircraft crews in the case where they are travelling as passengers for replacement purposes, or applications of seafarers). The approval granted shall be valid for a month since the date of issue.

Clarifications

Persons traveling to the Republic of Cyprus from countries which, according to the categorization of countries https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories, belong to Country Categories B or C and select the special category of passengers «Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention» for the purpose of acquiring the CyprusFlightPass, shall present at passport control upon their arrival in the Republic of Cyprus proof of their diplomatic status together with the CyprusFlightPass.

Following the announcement that the UK will be classified as Category B as of August 1st, travelers wishing to fly to the Republic of Cyprus from the UK are required to obtain a CyprusFlightPass from the online platform https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy.

Applications may be submitted as from 20:00 (UK time), on 31st of July 2020.

In order to do so, passengers are required to upload the COVID-19 results with negative RT-PCR, clearly indicating the date and time the test was conducted (within the last 72 hours before departure time).

If passengers hold an “NHS COVID-19 notification” then it is required to upload, in a single document (pdf, jpeg), the following:

a) “NHS Covid-19 notification” with negative result

b) “Test Site Pass” (Appointment Confirmation email) clearly indicating the date and time of the test appointment. The 72 hours timeframe counts from the scheduled time of the appointment.

In addition to obtaining the CyprusFlightPass, passengers are required to carry with them, in hard copy or electronically, both documents (a and b above).

For the purpose of providing support to the Lebanese people, the Republic of Cyprus has decided to cover the cost of conducting diagnostic COVID-19 tests to Lebanese nationals who arrive at the Republic of Cyprus from Lebanon in accordance with the procedures set out in the Decree issued by the Ministry of Health dated 19 June 2020. These passengers will not be charged with the €60 envisaged when applying for the Cyprus Flight Pass.

According to the Decree of the Minister of Health, No. 37, dated 12th of August 2020, the following are specified:

Citizens arriving from Category C countries must repeat a COVID-19 molecular test, 48 hours before the termination of their self-isolation, at their own expenses. The result of the laboratory test must be sent to the following electronic address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy. It is understood that self-isolation is terminated, only if the result of the repeated laboratory test is negative.

It is recalled that according to the Decontamination Decree (No. 30, paragraph 2.8 (a)) of 2020), only certain categories of citizens are allowed to enter the Republic from Category C countries. These categories may choose to undergo the diagnostic test for COVID-19 upon their arrival in Cyprus or to carry with them an RT-PCR COVID-19 certificate with a negative result no later than 72 hours before departure. If their period of stay in the Republic exceeds 4 days, these persons must remain in self- isolation for 14 days.

It is noted that the maximum charge price for the laboratory test is set at €75. It is clarified that the only accepted and approved method of examination of COVID-19 disease is the diagnostic methodology that detects the genetic material of the virus (RT-RCR) which is performed in private Clinical Laboratories that have completed the process of verifying their methodology.

Cypriot citizens and permanent residents of the Republic of Cyprus who travelled from the Republic of Cyprus to  Greece before and including 2nd August, 2020 and plan their return after 6th August, 2020, when the new procedures will take effect, will be able to undergo a laboratory test on arrival, without incurring the costs for the test.

For verification purposes, passengers of the above categories must necessarily present and submit to the laboratory a ticket and / or a boarding pass in hard copy, indicating the date of the departure from the Republic of Cyprus.