Russians Vaccinated with Sputnik V Allowed to Enter Without PCR Tests: Cyprus

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Passengers from Russia who have not been vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine, as well as the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine or other vaccinations authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), will be required to undergo two tests, as previously, as reported by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus, which released a new weekly register of nations’ epidemic groups, which goes into effect on July 8, and in which the Russian Federation is still listed as a red category country.

Passengers vaccinated with “either one of the vaccines approved by the EMA, namely Pfizer – BioNTech, AstraZeneca (meaning the Vaxzevria vaccine produced by AstraZeneca), Moderna and Janssen, or the Sputnik V vaccine, or the Sinopharm vaccine” will not be tested, according to the medical department.

The Ministry of Health said that a person must be vaccinated with both doses of a two-component vaccine, but in the case of the Jonson vaccine, which is a single-component vaccine, 14 days must elapse between the vaccination dosage and the date (arrival in Cyprus).

The Cypriot Ministry of Health has altered the classifications of numerous nations in the new weekly registration. As a result, the United Kingdom and Spain were demoted to the red epidemic group, while Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Korea were demoted to the orange epidemic group, from which one should go to Cyprus with only one coronavirus test.

Lebanon, North Macedonia, Qatar, and Taiwan, all of which are part of the People’s Republic of China, were promoted to the same orange category, although this time they were increased. The orange group comprised Azerbaijan and the unrecognized Kosovo, while the red group included Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Moldova, and Montenegro.

Denmark, Belgium, Monaco, the Vatican, and Jordan have been upgraded to the green category, which means they no longer need medical papers to enter Cyprus.