Cyprus Covid travel restrictions are set to be eased – and the latest rules for Spain, Turkey and Greece

Cyprus becomes the latest country to relax strict Covid travel rules. The UK is currently on the Cyprus Red List.

This means UK travelers who are not fully bitten will have to take a test before they leave, followed by a PCR test on arrival. Travelers must isolate in their accommodation pending the result – but that changes on April 18, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The UK Government’s latest entry guidelines for Cyprus state: “All travelers are required to complete a Cyprus flight pass within 48 hours of departure and should check the specific arrival requirements outlined on the Flight Pass website. The Flight Pass will be available from April 18th.”

Currently anyone wishing to travel to Cyprus must register for a Flight Pass at least 48 hours prior to travel. From April 18, vaccinated travelers can enter Cyprus without a test.

Unvaccinated travelers must be tested prior to departure but do not require another test on arrival. Another change in Cyprus from April 11 means people will no longer have to wear a face mask when outdoors.

People no longer have to show a Safe Pass when entering shopping malls, museums, public facilities or open-air markets and festivals – similar to the NHS Covid Pass. However, it is required for people who want to enter restaurants.


If you are fully vaccinated and arriving from the UK, you can enter Spain without a test or quarantine, regardless of the reason for travel. You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and your last dose must have been given at least 14 days before your arrival.

Children under the age of 12 are not required to show proof of full vaccinations when entering Spain. Those who are not fully vaccinated can only enter Spain from the UK for tourism purposes if they can produce a medical certificate certifying recovery from Covid-19 in the six months prior to travel.

The Spanish government recently backed out earlier changes announced to its coronavirus travel rules. It was reported that Spain had eased restrictions, allowing unvaccinated Brits into the country in time for the Easter holidays.

But now the Spanish tourist board in London has withdrawn its promise to open up to unvaccinated British visitors. Just hours after the announcement was published, travelers were told that the information provided was incorrect.

The announcement resulted from an interpretation error of the official state bulletin. Pedro Medina, deputy director of Spain’s Tourist Board in the UK, said: “We apologize unreservedly for the miscommunication earlier today which was due to a misunderstanding of the new entry requirements.”


Travelers aged five and over can enter Greece by presenting proof of full vaccination, recovery from Covid-19 or proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival. Greece has also made pre-holiday administration a little easier after scrapping passenger tracking forms for travelers last month.

Children under the age of five are exempt from these travel measures and do not need to present a negative test to enter Greece. Children 5 years and older who have not been vaccinated are considered unvaccinated and must meet the same requirements as unvaccinated adults. This means they must be able to show evidence of recovery from Covid-19 or present a negative PCR result on arrival.


Fully vaccinated Britons can visit Turkey without needing Covid testing or quarantine. Those who have not been stung twice will need either proof of a negative Covid test or recovery from Covid in the six months prior to travel. Your Covid test can either be a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of entry or a rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours.

Regardless of your vaccination status, all travelers aged six and over are required to fill out an online passenger form within 72 hours prior to travel to Turkey.


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