Minister of Transport announced that airports will be open in two phases the first phase will start from June 9. Yiannis announced the opening of airport after cabinet meeting.
The first Phase will be from 9 June to 19 June and Second phase will start on 20 June. Transport minister said that there will be two groups of countries with different rules rules regarding on arrivals.
All arrivals will need to be tested negative for coronavirus within 72 hours before departure. Cypriots and permanent residents will be able to carry out the test in Cyprus and then self-isolate until the result is out.
No tests will be required for the following countries of Group one(Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, and Lithuania) and Group two countries(Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and Czech Republic) arrivals will need to test 72 hours.
The two lists Group A and b will be updated and additional countries will be announced in the next few days, the minister said.
Minister of Transport also announced that hotels will reopen from June 1.
Quarantine for all arrivals will be remove on May 25. All those currently in quarantine will be asked to self-isolate for a period that will depend on the country from which they came.
Those repatriating between May 25 and June 8 will carry out a test on arrival and will remain in quarantine for a day or until the result is out. They will then go to their homes to self-isolate for seven days for those from countries in groups A and B and 14 for those from other countries.
For countries not included on the above lists, flights will be permitted only for Cypriots, legal residents, and those with a special permit who will be allowed to enter but must have tested negative within 72 hours of departure. If not, they must do the test here, but must then quarantine for one day or until the result is out.
All passengers from countries not included in the two categories will need to self-isolate at home for 14 days.
The cost of the test and of the quarantine and self isolation and transport where applicable will be covered by the passenger.
In cases of countries that do not provide such tests for those wishing to travel to Cyprus, tests can be carried out here on arrival.