Cyprus updates entry requirements
Since Friday 13th August 2021, all visitors travelling to Cyprus must present a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate or a COVID-19 Recovery Certificate in the form of a European Union Digital COVID-19 Certificate (EUDCC). A valid EUDCC must be issued by the authorities of the countries in the European Union, the Member States of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Switzerland.
Cyprus follows a ‘traffic light’ system for allowing entry into the country with nations categorised “Green”, “Orange” or “Red” according to their COVID-19 situation. Holders of the EUDCC are exempt from any additional testing on arrival into Cyprus, irrespective of the colour categorisation of their country of departure.
In addition, all passengers must register for a CyprusFlightPass at least 48 hours before departing from country of origin to be presented prior to boarding. Travellers aged 17 and under must have forms completed and signed by a parent, guardian or carer.
Bringing together influences from Greece, the Middle East and the ancient Phoenicians, Cypriot gastronomy is at the heart of island life.
Sharing food is deeply imbedded in Cypriot culture and every event from religious festivals to family gatherings involve a veritable feast to be shared with friends. Thanks to an almost year-round, sun-drenched climate, Cypriot cuisine blends fresh Mediterranean and Greek flavours with Middle Eastern hints and remnants from Roman and ancient Phoenician times. Cyprus is particularly known for souvlakia; skewers of marinated meat cooked over smoky hot coals, and meze, a variety of small dishes such as rich dips, clay-cooked meats and fresh fish drenched in island-grown lemon and olive oil, all washed down with some topnotch Cypriot wines.