OREANDA-NEWS. Cyprus is going to open its borders and airports to tourists from all countries from March 1, Turprom reports with reference to the state TV channel CyBC.

Arriving foreigners will have to provide a negative coronavirus test result. Moreover, visitors from the "red" zone, which includes Russia, in addition to the analysis done in their own country, will have to do one more - after arriving on the island.

As the Deputy Minister of Tourism of the country Savvas Perdios said on the air of the TV channel, tourists will be able to visit Cyprus without quarantine restrictions if upon arrival they do not have a positive result for COVID-19.

He recalled that the Cypriot authorities will lift the ban on the entry of citizens from 56 countries. They will be divided into the following categories: EU member states; states of the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein); third countries indicated in the document with the recommendations of the EU Council (dated June 30, 2020 on the temporary limitation of non-essential travel to the EU and the possible lifting of such a limitation); Great Britain, Russia, Israel, Ukraine, Belarus, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, UAE and Saudi Arabia.

The Deputy Minister stressed that each of these countries will be marked with colors in accordance with the epidemiological situation. Tourists from the Green Zone will not need to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Guests departing from Orange countries will be required to provide a negative test result before boarding the aircraft. And travelers from the "red" zone, where Russia is included, will need to be tested both before departure and already in Cyprus.