Ministry for Foreign Affairs lifts its advice against travel to Cyprus
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is lifting its advice against non-essential travel to Cyprus. The decision enters into force on 10 September. The easing of restrictions that have applied to Swedish travellers has been taken into account in the assessment leading to the decision.
Sweden is now part of a group of countries deemed to have a reduced risk of COVID-19. Sweden is thus no longer included in Cyprus’s quarantine rules, provided travellers test negative for COVID-19.
Even though the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has lifted its advice against travel to a number of European countries, this does not mean that the situation is back to normal. A high degree of personal responsibility must be taken by individual travellers. Before travelling, every traveller should prepare thoroughly, maintain close contact with their travel operator and review their insurance cover, keep well informed about the entry rules that apply and follow the advice and instructions of local authorities when abroad. Local rules, restrictions and quarantine requirements can be re-introduced at short notice if the situation in the country changes.
In the same way as applies for travel in Sweden, do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
Follow the embassy’s travel information on swedenabroad.se and in the UD Resklar app.
Regarding the advice against non-essential travel to all countries that was issued on 14 March 2020 and has since been extended, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has decided the following:
- The advice against non-essential travel to Cyprus is lifted as of 10 September 2020.
(In previous decisions, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs lifted the advice against non-essential travel to: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland and the Vatican City.)
- For other countries in the EU, the EEA (European Economic Area) and the Schengen area , and the United Kingdom, the advice against non-essential travel is extended up to and including 23 September 2020.
- The Ministry for Foreign Affairs previously issued advice against non-essential travel to countries outside the EU/the EEA/the Schengen area/the United Kingdom up to and including 15 November 2020. This decision still applies.
 Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia.