COVID-19 updates

OUR TOP PRIORITY - OUR GUESTS AND TEAM MEMBERS

As the entire globe battles to overcome the Covid-19 outbreak, are thoughts and prayers are with you all. The health and well-being of our guests and our staff members is of top priority to GRECIAN HOTELS.

In our efforts to keep you updated on the current situation according to the measures and actions taken by the Government of Cyprus, the below information will be regularly updated.

 Your stay with us

An operational plan is set and will be supervised by our Health and Safety Team.  Further to this, mandatory daily tasks within the hotels such as consistent disinfection of all high touch points in public areas  and the placement of hand sanitizing stations throughout the hotels (lifts, entrances, restaurants, facilities), regular staff training, cleaning products and protocols will be just some of the measures GRECIAN HOTELS will take. We want to ensure that our guests feel safe and comfortable staying with us. To see more of our mesures and our #SafeStay Protocol please CLICK HERE

  


COVID-19 Destination Protocol - Cyprus

Cyprus is now ready to welcome travellers from various countries again! We are glad to inform you that you can explore our beautiful island at your earliest convenience as of March 1st. For further info regarding traveling back to your favourite destination, please click here.  

To travel safely to the island please click here to get your Cyprus Flight Pass. Please fill out the questionnaire and the solemn declaration form and you are ready to travel. We are waiting for you!

Here you can find the countries of origin divided into four categories (Green, Orange, Red and Grey, based on the internationally available epidemiological data). The list of countries in each category will be reviewed and revised on a weekly basis.

Information by VisitCyprus

More information by the Hermes Airports

As of 1st March 2021, Cyprus introduced the country categorization of the European Centre of Disease and Control (ECDC), which classifies countries into green, orange or red categories. The grey category will also be added which foresees obtaining a special permission to travel to Cyprus.

All passengers, regardless of the country category, will need to apply for a Cyprus Flight Pass through the dedicated electronic portal.

The new categorization will be implemented gradually, starting from 1st March 2021, and the Ministry of Health will announce on a weekly basis the categorization of the countries. An announcement concerning any future change will be published at the following link.

 


Category Green: No restrictions will apply for passengers arriving from these countries.

COUNTRIES: Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Israel


Category Orange: In this category, all passengers arriving from the below countries must present a negative laboratory analysis of PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure. It should be noted that Cypriot citizens, legal residents of the Republic and persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention, can choose to undergo the molecular examination only upon arrival in Cyprus (expenses will be borne by themselves). In this case, they should remain in self-isolation, until the test result is issued.

COUNTRIES: Portugal, Ireland, Finland, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), United Kingdom, Thailand


Category Red: In this category, a double laboratory testing is required; that is, a negative laboratory PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure and another laboratory PCR test upon arrival in Cyprus. The examination cost will be borne by themselves and in addition, such persons should remain in self-isolation until the test result is issued. It should be noted that Cypriot citizens, legal residents of the Republic and persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention can choose to undergo a laboratory testing only upon arrival in Cyprus (expenses will be borne by themselves). In this case, they must remain in mandatory self-isolation for 72 hours since arrival and after the end of the 72 hours they must undergo another PCR test, at their own expense. If the repeat test is negative, they can then terminate their isolation. The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy.

COUNTRIES: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Croatia, Luxemburg, Romania, Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Germany, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Rwanda, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Qatar, Serbia, United States of America, Armenia, Georgia, Bahrain


Category Grey - special permit. Countries not listed above (in categories green, orange and red) are considered to be in the Grey Category (special permission). For the Grey Category countries, entry into the Republic of Cyprus is only allowed for the following categories of passengers:

  1. Cypriot citizens and family members (alien spouses and underage children)
  2. European citizens, citizens of European Economic Area countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and of Switzerland,
  3. Persons legally residing in the Republic,
  4. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention,
  5. Third country nationals who are allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus after a special permission from the Republic.

It is noted that passengers coming from grey category countries shall be required to undergo a PCR laboratory test within 72 hours prior to departure and to possess a certificate showing a negative PCR result. Excluding category number 2 above, passengers may undergo the laboratory test upon their arrival in the Republic of Cyprus at their own expense. Passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from the Grey Category countries (Special Permission) shall remain in mandatory self-isolation or mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days or alternatively, in mandatory self-isolation or mandatory quarantine for a period of 10 days provided that they undergo another Covid-19 test (at their own expense) on the 10th day and the result comes back negative. The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cy.

 

We look forward to welcoming you. Keep safe and stay well.

 

Last updated: May 4th, 2021