Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at Larnaca airport (LCA)
If another country has been visited in the previous 14 days that is considered to have a variant of the virus, travelers will not be allowed to enter. There are exceptions for citizens of Cyprus and the European Economic Area who must follow further testing and quarantine requirements, regardless of vaccination status. Full details can be found at https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/news/774-covid19-travel-protocol
Travelers who can present a valid certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19, issued in specific countries, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from the pre-departure test requirement. Vaccinated travelers are subject to testing upon arrival. These exemptions apply from the date of complete vaccination or 14 days after the administration of a single dose vaccine. Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued within the UK, Europe, the US, and other specific countries. You can find a full list of licensed vaccines and issuing countries at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/vaccinated-passengersA copy of the vaccination certificate must be uploaded to the 'Cyprus Flight Pass'. The authenticity of the certificate will be verified by border control officials in the country of departure. Vaccine certificates issued in countries of the European Union and the European Economic Area are only accepted in digital format through the EU Digital Certificate. Citizens who can present a valid certificate issued in any country, with at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, and who arrive without a valid negative test result, may travel but must undergo the COVID-19 test upon arrival and must -isolate until a negative test result is confirmed. All costs incurred will be borne by the traveler.
Travelers can provide their EU digital certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result. The certificate must be uploaded to the "Cyprus Flight Pass". Full details on the EU digital certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu / coronavirus-response / safe-covid-19 -european- vaccines / eu-digital-covid-certificate_en
Travelers must complete a 'Cyprus Flight Pass' within 48 hours of travel. Full details of the process can be found online, and in addition, the government has established a hotline to assist travelers with inquiries at (+357) 2484 1234.
There are two laboratories inside the airport enclosure where you can get tested for Covid-19. Results are sent via e-mail or text message, therefore it is not necessary for passengers to wait inside the terminal.
Inside the Arrivals Hall, it is possible to take a PCR test for €15.00, with results in 3 hours, during flight operating hours. Passengers taking the test after 10:00 pm will receive the results the next day after 11:00 am.
On the other hand, at the public parking lots, you can take different PCR tests between 8:30 am and 7:00 pm, for which you may register online.
Costs: rapid test - €15.00 (results in 30-45 minutes); PCR test in 2-3 hours - €120.00; PCR test in 6-8 hours - €70.00; PCR test in 10-20 hours - €50.00. The tests have an additional cost of €5.00 for the generation of a QR code on the certificate, which is mandatory for travelling.
Further information: Tel +357 2226 3030 / 9618 6306.
Latest updates: January 12, 2022