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This document contains the latest information about the protocols, preventative measures and changes adopted on Cyprus in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

At the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea, from sumptuous coastline to mountainous interior, Cyprus is an island steeped in contrasts: lively resorts to monastic serenity, cacophonous street life to ageless village silence, Greek temple to Byzantine hermitage, Neolithic dwelling to luxury hotel. Cyprus is an island for all seasons: with its short, mild winter and mountain snow, the glorious swathes of spring-time flora, the deep, burnishing heat of summer, and the mellow warmth of the island’s long autumn.

The island is Sunvil's birthplace and we have been offering holidays here since 1970. Our knowledge of the less-beaten paths is unrivalled.

Throughout the pandemic, we have closely monitored government guidance, regional policies and have maintained a continuous dialogue with our colleagues on Cyprus. Below we have highlighted the facts and guidelines relating to accommodation, shops and services. It is important to note that guidelines are being updated daily and you should contact us should you have any specific questions or concerns.

This document was updated on Wednesday 04 May.

Testing guidance

Fully vaccinated travellers: This status applies if you have received both vaccinations (with the second dose issued less than 270 days prior to departure and more than 14 days prior to departure) OR in receipt of the booster vaccination.

  • Pre-departure test: This is not required.
  • Form to enter Cyprus: This is not required.
  • Test on arrival: This is not required.
  • Test to return to the UK: This is not required.
  • Form to enter the UK: This is not required.
  • Test on return to the UK: Testing on return to the UK is not required.

* Evidence for passengers in receipt of both vaccinations or in receipt of the booster vaccination (one of the following):

  • The NHS App: This application is valid on smart phones and tablets and requires ALL passengers to register for their own account. The account is connected to your NHS number, date of birth and postcode. The application will display your Covid-19 vaccine record. 
  • An official certificate from the NHS: This certificate can be obtained by calling “119” from any UK landline or mobile (or by dialling "111" if resident in Wales). This request takes 5-7 days to receive.
  • You should check that your name on your passport matches how it is displayed on your NHS App/certificate (Pass). If the names are different, contact your GP practice to have your details updated. Middle names are not required on the Covid App/certificate.
  • We recommend you travel with a printed copy of your vaccination certificate. A printed copy of your vaccination status (as obtained by the NHS App) must be dated after 01 November.

If you have not received both vaccinations: 

  • Pre-departure test: A PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure from the UK or a negative lateral flow (antigen) test taken within 24 hours of departure is required. A negative test result is required in order to travel. The NHS lateral flow (antigen) test is not accepted.
  • Form to enter Cyprus: This is not required.
  • Test on arrival: This is not required.
  • Test to return: This is not required.
  • Form to enter the UK: This is not required.
  • Test on return to the UK: Testing on return to the UK is not required.

Children aged 17yrs and younger:

  • Pre-departure testing - required for children 12-17yrs: A PCR test taken within 72 hours of your flight departure from the UK or a negative lateral flow (antigen) test taken within 24 hours of departure is required. A negative test result is required in order to travel. The NHS lateral flow (antigen) test is not accepted.
  • Test on arrival: This is not required.
  • Test to return to the UK: This is not required.
  • Form to enter the UK: This is not required
  • Test on return to the UK: Testing on return to the UK is not required.

Pre-departure team

Should you have any questions concerning your booked trip, contact our Pre-departure team who will only be too happy to answer any questions. Contact them on - 020 8568 4499 and press Option 4. Alternatively email us at predep@sunvil.co.uk.

On Cyprus

This is the latest information about the protocols, preventative measures and changes adopted on Cyprus in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Throughout the pandemic we have been closely monitoring government guidance, regional policies and have maintained a continuous dialogue with our colleagues on Cyprus. Below we have highlighted the facts and guidelines relating to accommodation, shops and services. It is important to note that guidelines are being updated daily and you should contact us should you have any specific questions or concerns.

Measures adopted at our accommodation:

  • A series of protocols have been adopted by hospitality establishments across the island to safeguard all. These measures include:
  • It is mandatory to wear a face mask indoors and out-of-doors (when not exercising)
  • Social distancing at 2sqm outdoors and 3sqm indoors
  • Enhanced cleaning throughout any hospitality establishment
  • The mandatory use of face masks and gloves by accommodation personnel
  • The frequent airing of indoor spaces
  • The provision of antibacterial gel in public areas such as at entrances, receptions, lounges, public toilets, lifts etc.
  • Contactless payments encouraged

 

Swimming pools:

  • Outdoor swimming pools are permitted to open providing an enhanced cleaning policy of the pool surroundings and furniture is adopted. 
  • Sunbeds are required to be spaced at a distance of at least 2m, with only guests travelling together permitted within this bubble. Umbrellas are required to be spaced at a distance of at least 4m.

 

Transfers and car hire:

  • Sunvil and our local partners have adopted the following measures when transferring our guests:
  • The use of face masks is compulsory for all occupants within transfer vehicles
  • Transfer vehicles must be cleaned and aired regularly
  • All touch points disinfected after every journey
  • Hire cars will be deep-cleaned prior to all rentals

 

The use of face masks:

It is obligatory to wear a face mask at all times, indoors and outdoors (except whilst exercising), when more than two people are present. Exempt from these rules are restaurants and café-bars, whilst seated; beaches and swimming pools.

 

Services:

Restaurants and cafe-bars are permitted to offer seating inside and outdoors. The minimum distance allowed between tables is 2sqm outdoors and 3sqm indoors, and no more than 10 people are allowed at one table. 

Social distancing (2m) is required in all public outdoor spaces including parks, gardens and the beach. 3m should be maintained indoors.

Shops are open and operating with limited capacity. You may be required to wait a few minutes before entering, as we have been doing so in the UK. 

 

Archaeological sites:

Archaeological sites will operate with applicable social distancing measures in place i.e. 3m indoors and 2m outdoors. All touch points will be disinfected regularly.

Sunvil's support

Sunvil’s destination specialists know Cyprus inside out. The sales team is supported in-country by our local representative. We operate a 24-hour emergency telephone number and are also on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Other useful links

 

Nicosia, Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus
Coral Bay, Cyprus Coral Bay, Cyprus
Troodos Mountains, Cyprus Troodos Mountains, Cyprus
Kato Lefkara, Cyprus Kato Lefkara, Cyprus
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