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02-08-2020 20:28

Greece is being moved to category B as of 6 August 2020

Following the detection of an increased number of COVID-19 cases amongst travelers returning from various parts of Greece, the Ministry of Health announces that, after evaluation, Greece is to be moved to category B with effect from 6 August 2020

In order to ensure public health and to monitor the epidemiological picture, in addition to the increased controls carried out on flights from the United Kingdom, the sample laboratory tests carried out on passengers on flights from Greece, are increased from today until 6 August.

It is noted that Cypriot citizens and their family members and those legally residing in the Republic have the option to undergo the molecular examination upon arrival at Larnaka and Pafos Airports. The cost of the examination shall be borne by the travelers.

All other passengers are required to have undergone a laboratory test 72 hours prior to departure at the latest and to possess a Certificate proving a negative PCR test for the virus, as is the case for all Category B travelers.

It is further underlined that all passengers, regardless of nationality, are required to apply for the CyprusFlightPass within 24 hours before the departure of their flight.

(MK/DC)