December 21st, local time, the Ministry of Health of Cyprus said that from 18:00 p.m. on the 21st, all passengers over the age of 12 from the United Kingdom to Cyprus will need to be tested for the novel coronavirus after arriving at Larnaca and Paphos airports.
All passengers over the age of 18 will be sent to the hotel for isolation for 7 days, while passengers under the age of 18 can choose to go to the hotel or self-isolate at their residences.
All people will be tested for the virus for a second time seven days after entering the country, and those who test positive will be required to continue to stay at home for 14 days.
In addition, there is no need to quarantine passengers who are connecting flights to Cyprus in the United Kingdom.
The cost of testing for COVID-19 on arrival at the airport will be borne by individuals, and the cost of testing after 7 days of entry, transportation to quarantine hotels and hotel costs will be borne by the Government of Cyprus.
In addition, on the 21st, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus issued the latest travel guide, saying that it advised its citizens to avoid going to the United Kingdom except for non-essential travel. The recommendation came into effect from 18:00 p.m. on the 21st and tentatively implemented until 23:59 p.m. on January 5, 2021.