Bahrain was the only country upgraded to the green category of destinations deemed safer for travelling as regards the spread of Covid-19.
The latest updates announced by the health ministry, to be in effect from Thursday, upgrades Bahrain from the orange to the green category.
Italy and New Zealand are bumped down from the green to the orange category.
Jordan is being demoted from the green to red.
Canada, that was in the red, will now be in the orange category.
Lichtenstein and Sweden, on the other hand, move from orange to red.
As of Thursday, Malta, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will be in the green category.
Passengers coming from green category countries are not required to present a PCR test or self-isolate upon arrival.
In the orange category are France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican, Australia, Japan, Canada, Qatar, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), New Zealand, South Korea, Uruguay, Rwanda, and Chile.
Passengers arriving from destinations in this category needs to present a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours prior to departure.
The majority of EU countries are in the red category: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Czechia, and Finland. Also in the same category are San Marino, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Egypt, Armenia, Georgia, US, UK, Jordan, Israel, Belarus, Lebanon, Oman, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, and Singapore.
All arrivals from these countries must present a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours prior to departure and take another PCR test upon arrival in Cyprus. They must also self-isolate until the results of the second test are ready.
Vaccinated passengers or people who have recovered from Covid-19 not more than six months since their travel date, are exempted from presenting a PCR test or self-isolating. They need to present the EU Digital COVID certificate or the EU Digital COVID Recovery certificate.
All passengers need to fill out the CyprusFlightPass within 48 hours before the departure of their flight.