New rules for UK arrivals

Announcement of the Ministry of Health for passengers entering the Republic of Cyprus from the United Kingdom from 18 December

Due to the rapid increase of cases with the Omikron variant in the United Kingdom, all passengers entering the Republic of Cyprus from the United Kingdom as of 18 December 2021, over 12 years of age and regardless of vaccination coverage or previous illness, must apply the following:

• Until the issuance of their PCR result, they are obliged to remain in self-isolation in their place of residence. In case of a positive result they remain strictly in self-isolation and await instructions from the Unit of Epidemiological Surveillance & Control of Infectious Diseases of the Ministry of Health.

• Upon arrival, passengers receive a package containing 5 self-tests,which they must use in case they have a negative result in the PCR test that was done to them at the airport. Passengers will conduct a self-test every day and in case of a positive result, they will contact their Personal Doctor in Cyprus to refer them for PCR examination to the Public Health Clinics of their province of residence. If they do not have a Personal Doctor in Cyprus, then they will contact directly the Coordination of Public Health Clinics at the email: [email protected] by sending their identification details (name, surname, phone number, id number, date of birth and province), as well as a photo of their positive self-test.

• At 72 hours from their arrival, given that in the previous days they had a negative result in conducting the self-test, they should carry out a rapid test in the mobile units of the Ministry of Health and send the result to the email: [email protected] through the website from which they will issue it ( by selecting APOSTOLI. In order to be eligible for the rapid test free of charge, they must present their boarding pass at the sampling point.

It is recommended that during the first days of the arrival of passengers in the Republic of Cyprus, they should be particularly careful and have limited contacts, that they observe personal protection measures (use of masks, hand hygiene, social distancing) and avoid any physical contact with people belonging to vulnerable groups.

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