Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides
From October 18, only those who are fully vaccinated will be issued a safe pass, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.
The announcement came after an investigation revealed that 11,000 people who had been vaccinated with the first dose, failed to complete the cycle with a second dose.
Moreover, a report from the Ministry showed that 81.1% of the adult population in Cyprus hava already received their first dows, while 78.4% have received both doses.
The Ministry continued, saying that those who do not wish to take the 2nd dose, from October 18 onwards, should have a negative result from a PCR or rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours. And those that do not complete their vaccination cycle after the days required between the 1st and 2nd doses should also carry out a PCR or rapid antigen test at their own expense.
The new requirement will not apply to those who received the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.