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Cyprus resumes air communication with other countries

Cyprus 9 June resumes air communication with other countries, begin to work the airports of Larnaca and Paphos.

Airports of the island have been closed since March 21 because of a pandemic coronavirus, an exception was made for air cargo and the delivery of humanitarian and medical supplies, as well as for the repatriation of Cypriots.

Cyprus from may 4 began a gradual easing of restrictions due to pandemic coronavirus.

Envisaged two stages for the opening of airports and the re-connection of Cyprus with other countries – the first stage 9-19 June 2020, the second phase – from June 20, 2020.

Based on epidemiological pattern defines two categories of countries with which restored air service of Cyprus. In category a include Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. In the category of B - Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, Czech Republic.

In the first stage, traveling from countries in both categories in order to be allowed to Board, are required to present a certificate of laboratory test from the certified lab with a negative result on COVID-19 made 72 hours prior to departure.

Cypriot citizens and residents in Cyprus, alternatively, will be able to pass a lab test on arrival to Cyprus. In this case, they will remain in isolation at home until then, until the announcement of the results of the test.

In the second stage, which begins on June 20, passengers from countries listed in category A will not be required to present a certificate of laboratory tests, the Minister said. Passengers from countries in category B are required to present the results of laboratory tests.

All passengers coming from countries not included in these two categories, go on home quarantine for 14 days.

The decision of the authorities of Cyprus was created an electronic platform CyprusFlightPass through which passengers wishing to travel to Cyprus, and must provide all necessary information and documents such as health certificate for COVID-19, statements, etc.

The use of online platforms is obligatory for all who wish to visit Cyprus. In order to enable them to fly from the airport abroad to Cyprus, you will need to submit an electronic approval from the Republic of Cyprus, which will be provided through the platform, the press service of the government.

In Cyprus, the novel coronavirus have been infected with 970 people. 25 dead, 18 of them the reason was COVID-19.

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