Since March 1 Cyprus will open its borders to Russian tourists
Cyprus will open its borders to Russian tourists on March 1. They will not need to undergo quarantine if the test for coronavirus upon arrival turns out to be negative, said the country's Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvasa Perdios.
"According to the decision of the Council of Ministers, from March 1, passengers from 56 countries will be able to visit Cyprus without mandatory quarantine, if their test for coronavirus upon arrival is negative," Perdios said.
The list of 56 countries includes Russia, the countries of the EU and the European Economic Area, Great Britain, Ukraine, Belarus and some others.
Countries will be divided into three categories depending on the situation with the coronavirus. Representatives of the "red category" countries will need a PCR test for entry and another one upon arrival. Tests for "Green category" will not be required.
Earlier it was reported that Russia can entry in the "red category".
The Deputy Minister added that in the new year, Cyprus will stimulate tourists not only for beach holidays in the country, but also for visiting natural routes and mountains.