As the entire globe battles to overcome the Covid-19 outbreak, are thoughts and prayers are with you all. The health and well-being of our guests and our staff members is of top priority to GRECIAN HOTELS.
In our efforts to keep you updated on the current situation according to the measures and actions taken by the Government of Cyprus, the below information will be regularly updated.
Coronavirus in Cyprus
Cyprus has commenced a gradual lifting of the lock down measures. This is to take place in 4 phases. Currently, the country is in phase 2. Phase one has shown success allowing phase two to commence on May 21st, 2020.
The hotel/hospitality sector falls into phase 3 which is scheduled to take place between June 9th - July 13th, 2020, provided that the second phase proves to be successful.
We will be ready to welcome you on July 1st, 2020.
Measures that are taken for your safety by all Grecian Hotels in Cyprus
The Action Plan provides for 2 phases for the opening of airports and the restoration of Cyprus' connectivity with other countries, as follows:
- PHASE A - 9 to 19 June 2020
- PHASE B - June 20, 2020
It has been classified by the team of scientists based on their epidemiological picture, in two categories of countries, with which the air connection of Cyprus is restored.
Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania.
Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, Czech Republic.
In Phase A, all arrivals will need to have tested negative for coronavirus within 72 hours before departure from a certified laboratory.
During Phase B, which begins June 20, passengers from countries included in category A will not be required to present a certificate.
For passengers from countries in category B, the same process must continue like phase A. (all arrivals will need to have tested negative for coronavirus within 72 hours before departure from a certified laboratory.)
The two lists will be updated and additional countries will be announced in the next few days.
For those countries that are not included in the two categories at any time, flights to the Republic of Cyprus will be allowed, only for Cypriot passengers, legally residing in Cyprus and to persons to whom a special permit will be granted.
In these cases, it will be necessary to present a laboratory test certificate from a certified laboratory, with a negative result which was made within 72 hours before departure. Alternatively, this check will be possible upon arrival in Cyprus. In this case, the passengers will remain in a place indicated for one day or until the announcement of the result.
All passengers from countries not included in the two categories will need to self-isolate at home for 14 days.
The cost of the laboratory test, as well as the cost of quarantine / self-restraint and transport wherever there is, will be paid by the passenger.
In countries where the Authorities are not able to provide a laboratory analysis service to serve those interested in traveling to Cyprus, the service will be provided in Cyprus upon arrival.
As summer approaches, we sincerely hope that the situation will normalize due to the high temperatures on the island and the lack of mass transportation. Cyprus does not have undergrounds nor trains and most people travel by private vehicle, rental car or taxi.
Your stay with us
When our properties reopen, they will have undergone complete disinfection throughout. An operational plan has already been set forth and will be supervised by our Health and Safety manager. Further to this, mandatory daily tasks within the hotels such as consistent disinfection of all high touch points in public areas and the placement of hand sanitizing stations throughout the hotels (lifts, entrances, restaurants, facilities), regular staff training, cleaning products and protocols will be just some of the measures GRECIAN HOTELS will take. We want to ensure that our guests feel safe and comfortable staying with us.
We will not be charging cancellation fees to our guests until June 30th, 2020. Guests should contact our reservations department for further information on how to proceed with either cancelling or re-booking their reservations for any bookings falling into this period.
Guests who booked via online travel agents or other third-party travel professionals are advised to contact their booking provider for information on their policies.
We look forward to opening our doors to you once again. Keep safe and stay well.
Last updated: May 29th, 2020