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Coronavirus: Tweak to testing rules at crossings

05 (5)

The UN Secretary-General’s Good Offices Mission in Cyprus has announced some tweaks to vaccination and testing status at the crossing points.

In a statement on Thursday, the Mission said that, based on the January 19 assessment of the bicommunal Technical Committee on Health, the situation is determined to remain at Level 3 (dark red), with the following adjusted measures applied at all crossings points as of Monday, January 24 (9am):

Level 3 (Dark Red):

  1. Seven-day negative PCR or Rapid test will be required for:

Persons fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines as of 14 days after their second dose. The validity period for these vaccines is considered to be until seven months since the administration of the last dose of the primary vaccination or have received a booster shot.

Persons fully vaccinated with Sinovac, Sinopharm, Sputnik and Johnson & Johnson vaccines as of 14 days after their second dose (first dose in the case of Johnson & Johnson). The validity period for these vaccines is considered to be until three months since the administration of the last dose of the primary vaccination or have received a booster shot.

Children between 5 and 11 years old, unvaccinated high-school students and persons residing in Kato Pyrgos.

  1. Seventy-two hour negative PCR test or 48-hour negative Rapid test is required for:

Unvaccinated persons, 12 years old and above and vaccinated persons that have not received a booster dose following the expiration of the vaccine validity period as described above.

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