Possibility of vaccination against coronavirus for visitors to the Republic of Cyprus

Short-term visitors to the Republic of Cyprus will now have the opportunity to be inoculated with a dose of a vaccine against Covid-19, if they wish to, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.

The Ministry announced that, with the aim of strengthening the population’s immunity against Covid-19 and offering better service to the citizens, it has proceeded with planning for the possibility of vaccination for people who visit the Republic of Cyprus and wish to be inoculated against the virus.

This applies to short term visitors, foreign nationals who arrive to Cyprus for more than two weeks to visit their family, for work, or for another reason, and who do not fall into the categories of immigrants, political asylum seekers, or refugees from third countries.

Vaccination of foreign visitors will be possible at walk-in vaccination centres in all districts. They need to present proof of being in Cyprus, such as a flight ticket, more than two weeks.

It is recalled that the walk-in vaccination centres in all districts, excluding the vaccination centres in Kyperounta and Polis Chrysochous, operate from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am – 2:30pm.

The Ministry notes that a booster dose of a vaccine is recommended for people aged 12 years and older, provided that five months have passed since receiving the last dose of a vaccine.

Vaccination with a booster dose is recommended after three months have passed since the first positive test against Covid-19.

For the vaccination of persons under 18, a written parental/guardian consent form signed by both parents is required.

Source: Cyprus News Agency