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July 27, 2020

The United Kingdom is classified in Category B 1 August 2020

The United Kingdom is classified in Category B with effect from 1 August 2020, following an assessment of the countries’ epidemiological risk of COVID-19.

The announcement was made by the Ministry of Health, following a decision taken during a meeting of the inter-ministerial committee with the members of the Advisory Scientific Committee, under the President of the Republic, on July 3, 2020.

A statement reminded that passengers coming from Category B countries are required to have undergone a laboratory test at least 72 hours before departure and to have a Certificate, which proves a negative PCR test for the virus.

It is also clarified that passengers from Category B countries falling into the following categories may undergo the molecular examination upon arrival in the Republic:

a) Cypriot citizens and members of their families (their foreign spouses, minor children, and their parents),

d) persons regardless of nationality, who are entitled to enter the Republic of Cyprus, after a special permit from the Republic of Cyprus as determined by the Decontamination Decree (No. 30) of 2020, and

e) persons regardless of nationality, in the country of residence of which no laboratory analysis service is provided (public or private), to those who wish to travel to the Republic of Cyprus and upon relevant announcement.

It is noted that the cost of the test is covered by the travelers themselves and in addition, these people will have to remain under house arrest until the result is issued.

Finally, it is emphasized that all passengers, regardless of nationality, are required to apply for CyprusFlightPass (https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy) within 24 hours before the departure of their flight.

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