The Cypriot authorities will cancel the requirement for a mandatory PCR test upon entry into the country for Russian citizens vaccinated with Sputnik V. The new rules will come into force on May 10, when the two-week lockdown ends in the republic, said Savvas Perdios, chairman of the Cyprus State Committee for Tourism. The official’s statement is quoted by local Alpha TV channel.
According to him, the fact that the Russian vaccine has not yet passed all the necessary approvals from the health authorities of the European Union will not hurt to open the entrance for those vaccinated with this drug. Recognition negotiations are already underway between Brussels and Moscow, and this provides a basis for individual EU members to recognize vaccines from third countries for tourism purposes.
We will remind, from April 26, a tough lockdown was introduced in Cyprus in connection with a significant increase in the number of coronavirus infections. In particular, the island will have a curfew at night, and the work of restaurants and cafes will also be prohibited.
Aeroflot has already announced a significant reduction in cargo and passenger flights to Cyprus in connection with the Easter lockdown.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian headquarters did not plan to announce the opening of flights with new countries until the end of the May holidays.
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