Flights AFTER the Corona Crisis
Been asked a few times now how and if we can fly again and what is required.
I have had most of my Info from the Public Domain i..e. Newspapers, so if it’s inaccurate blame them, not me :).
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Friday outlined plans for the phased resumption next month of commercial flights from a select number of countries with low COVID-19 infection rates to jump-start its vital tourism sector.
Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said flights will begin in two phases — June 9 and 20 — from two groups of countries selected by an advisory body of medical experts.
The first group is comprised of Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia and Lithuania.
The second group is made up of Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia and the Czech Republic. The list excludes the country’s two main tourism markets, former colonial ruler Britain, and Russia.
Karousos said starting June 9, passengers arriving from countries in either group must obtain three days prior to departure a health certificate confirming that they are virus-free.
Starting June 20, passengers from the first group of countries(that includes Germany) won’t need health certificates, but those from the second group will still be required to obtain them.
So, my first June Flights I have planned to come back to Cyprus AFTER the 20th of June as-according to the Paper above I will NOT need a Health Certificate anymore (coming from Germany, which is a Category A Country.
Aegean Airlines do not have many Flights in June, so I had to look at Lufthansa (where unfortunately only 2 Pets per Ticketholder are allowed). Also to note is that Lufthansa-currently according to their Call Center- does not accept Pets when the Flight has a Stop-Over, so we had to choose Non Stop Flights.
As from July Aegean has more Flights and I will fly Aegean again as it will allow me to take 5 Pets instead of just 2.
Regarding the CYPRUSFLIGHTPASS, I am not sure if it is required for those of us leaving Cyprus for just one or two days and returning as legal residents.
It seems to me that it is more designed to be filled out for those (Tourists) who come from qualifying countries and want to enter Cyprus.
But to be on the safe side I will fill mine out anyway. (just in case). I tried but as it is intented for my RETURN TO CYPRUS I saw that it can only be filled out 3 days or less prior to Arrival in Cyprus.(Otherwise if you try to do it too early those dates are greyed out)
Hope this Info helps.