Cyprus is prohibiting passenger flights from the following countries, from 3am on March 21 for 14 days, as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus:
Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Egypt, , Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK and Greece.
However, some categories of stranded Cypriots will be allowed to return home.
The decree requiring a test result that they do not have coronavirus remains in force until 3 am on March 21. An exception will be made to people who had travelled abroad for a few days or for medical or professional reasons. They can be accompanied back with the people who went with them on the outward trip.
More specifically the exception applies to people:
(a) who travelled abroad for medical reasons.
(b) are abroad for a short stay for professional or official reasons.
All those who fall into the aforementioned categories, rather than presenting a medical certificate must have a confirmation from the diplomatic missions of the Republic of Cyprus, which will be issued provided they present the documentation to prove the reasons cited in categories (a) and (b). This confirmation (which is free of charge) will be also issued for the people who accompanied the patient on the outward trip.
Category (a): Medical confirmation from the medical center where they were treated
Category (b): Confirmation from their employer and/or boarding pass and air ticket for their departure from Cyprus.
The certificates and other documentations can be submitted electronically and the certification can be send electronically too.
Everyone returning will be subject to 14 day of compulsory quarantine. Individuals who had travelled abroad for medical reasons must remain at home to continue their medical treatment.
Requests for issuing the certificate will be accepted until the 12:00 noon (Cyprus time) of 20th of March, 2020.