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COVID-19 Information
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August 18, 2022

Last updated:  08/18/2022 

International Travel All non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. Exemptions to the vaccination requirement will be considered on an extremely limited basis.  Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption for the vaccination requirement. Please visit the CDC website for more information.  

ECountry-Specific Information 

  • Both the Republic of Cyprus and the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) maintain restrictions intended to address the continued outbreak of COVID-19. 
  • Restrictions vary between the two areas; details are below. 

REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS: 

 AREA ADMINISTERED BY TURKISH CYPRIOTS (“TRNC”): 

COVID-19 Testing  

REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS: 

  • Are test results reliably available within one calendar day? YES 

AREA ADMINISTERED BY TURKISH CYPRIOTS (“TRNC”): 

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in “TRNC?” YES. COVID-19 PCR tests are available at designated laboratories. 
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? YES

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: 

REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS: 

  • Has the government of the Republic of Cyprus approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? YES 
  • Are vaccines available in the ROC for U.S. citizens to receive? YES 
  • Which vaccines are available in the ROC? 
    • AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer 
    • U.S. citizens who are GHS beneficiaries should follow the information provided on the PIO COVID-19 webpageU.S. citizens legally residing in the ROC who are not GHS beneficiaries musfollow instructions (PDF) and contact the Ministry of Health. 
    • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination. 

 AREA ADMINISTERED BY TURKISH CYPRIOTS (“TRNC”): 

  • Has the “government of TRNC” approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? YES 
  • Are vaccines available in “TRNC” for U.S. citizens to receive? YES 
  • Which vaccines are available in “TRNC”? AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sinovac, Johnson. 
    • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination. 

Entry and Exit Requirements 

REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? YES 
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and points of entry? YES 

 AREA ADMINISTERED BY TURKISH CYPRIOTS (“TRNC”): 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? YES 
    • The United States does not recognize the self-proclaimed “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,” nor does any country other than Turkey. A UN peacekeeping force patrols a buffer zone, also called “the Green Line,” which separates the two sides. U.S. citizen travelers should enter and exit the Republic of Cyprus ONLY at Larnaca and Paphos airports and at the seaports of Limassol, Larnaca, and Paphos. The Republic of Cyprus does not consider entry at Ercan Airport in the north to be a “legal” entrance into Cyprus.   
    • For vaccination and testing requirements please see PIO COVID-19 webpage. 
    • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and points of entry? YES 

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Movement Restrictions 

REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS: 

  • Is a curfew in place?  NO 
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? NO 

 AREA ADMINISTERED BY TURKISH CYPRIOTS (“TRNC”): 

  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? NO 

Quarantine Information  

REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS: 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? NO 
    • See Entry / Exit requirements above.  

AREA ADMINISTERED BY TURKISH CYPRIOTS (“TRNC”):  

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? NO 
    • See Entry / Exit requirements above. 
    • Information may be obtained from the “Ministry of Health” Covid hotline at 1111. 

Transportation Options 

  • Are commercial flights operating? YES 
    • Commercial flights are operating in the Republic of Cyprus and “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.” 
  • Is public transportation operating? YES 
    • Face coverings are required on all public transport.  

Fines for Non-Compliance 

REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS: 

  • Businesses who fail to comply with COVID-19 regulations may face fines of up to 300 Euros.  

 AREA ADMINISTERED BY TURKISH CYPRIOTS (“TRNC”): 

  • “Official” information about fines is unavailable. Businesses who fail to comply with regulations may face fines.  
  • Those not following quarantine regulations may be fined 15,000 Turkish lira. Fines must be paid within 30 days or the offender risks one year in prison.   

Consular Operations  

  • You are required to wear a mask if you have an in-person appointment at Embassy Nicosia. 
  • U.S. Embassy Nicosia has resumed services to U.S. citizens. Appointments for passports and CRBAs are available on our website. If you require urgent notarial or renunciation services please email ACSNicosia@state.gov. If you need immediate assistance related to an emergency, such as a death, hospitalization, or you have been a victim of serious crime, you can call the Embassy at +357 22-393-939.  
  • Routine Consular operations at the U.S. Embassy’s north office are suspended temporarily.   
  • The United States Embassy in Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus, has limited non-immigrant visa appointments available. To apply for a visa, or if you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at thGSS websiteor dial +357 22-232-082, or email esee_contactus+cy+info+en@visops.net. 

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