COVID-19 pandemic in Cyprus

Epidemiological risk assessment and information concerning flights from/to the Republic of Cyprus can be found here

Mandatory completion of the Travel Card (CyprusFlightPass) for all passengers intending to travel to Cyprus. In accordance with Regulation 2.3 of the Infectious Diseases Decree (No.31) of 2020 (R.A.A. 281/2020), all passengers travelling to the Republic and fall under the provisions of Regulations 2.7 to 2.14 (i.e. passengers travelling to the Republic of Cyprus from Country Categories A, B and C), as well as under the Infectious Diseases Decree (No. 30), are obliged to complete the Travel Card (CyprusTravelPass), according to the procedures provided for on the website

Providers of health care in the EU accept patients with European health insurance cards. It is recommended that non-EU citizens purchase commercial health insurance in their home country before arriving in Cyprus. In case of acute illness or injury, the patient will be provided treatment in any hospital or emergency facility. The public hospital of Paphos (Paphos General Hospital) is approximately 6.5 Km from the Annabelle hotel.

The venue

The conference entitled "Ozone threats to Plant Ecosystems" will take place, in Paphos (or Pafos), the birthplace of Aphrodite (ancient Greek goddess), at the Annabelle hotel, a luxurious 5-star resort.

Paphos is a coastal city in southwestern Cyprus. This mystical city that once belonged to the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece has become a hot tourist destination in Europe. Paphos is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty. This historic city has still retained its old-world charm, and has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO for its spectacular ancient remains. It was also selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017.

Paphos harbour castle
Archaeological site of Agios Georgios at the Pafos

Annabelle hotel

Annabelle - one of the most iconic hotels in the Mediterranean - has been leading the way in the Cypriot hospitality scene for over three decades. Annabelle occupies six acres of luxurious gardens along the seafront of Paphos. The new Ouranos rooftop pool, bar and restaurant, wellness centre and stunning suites offer panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
Address : 10 Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
Website :

Conference rooms

The 350 m² Athenaeum Ballroom, with its Greek statues and classical decor, brings a prestigious ambience, in addition to 3 meetings rooms (Artemis, Ariadne, Aphrodite) on the Mezzanine level, with natural daylight.

How to Reach Us

Paphos can be reached by air via the Paphos International Airport which is the country's second largest airport, connected to many European and Russian countries through its charter flights. Paphos can be also reached from Larnaca, where the Larnaca International Airport, the largest airport of Cyprus (1.5 h drive or approximately 130 Km), is located. For the list of airlines and destinations departing from Larnaca or Paphos, please click here

Bus from both airports to Paphos center

  • Paphos Airport <=> Harbour Station
    • • Paphos Airport - Paphos Harbour Station (bus n°612): around 35mm (one-way trip 1.50€; night-time one way trip: 2.50€ - half rates for students owing a student card)
    • • Please check the website
    • • Safe pass is needed, and mask should be properly put on the face during the entire trip.
  • Larnaca Airport <=> Paphos until 18h00 The buses depart from Larnaca airport (first stop) and arrive at Paphos airport (last stop; destination) and vice versa. So, you will need to transport to Paphos’ city center via buses from Paphos airport or by taxi, which would cost around €35 depending on your final destination.
    • • Larnaca airport - Paphos Harbour Station: around 3h00
    • • To plan your trip by bus, the bus network map and schedule can be found here
    • • Safe pass is needed, and mask should be properly put on the face during the entire trip.
  • Larnaca Airport <=> Paphos after 18h00 The latest bus may be on 18:00 and only on Tuesdays, while on Saturday and Sunday the latest one may be early to late afternoon. From Paphos airport, however, there may be departures later during night such as 23:35.
  • Attention:
    • • Ticket to ride intercity bus is bought from the bus driver on site.
    • • The current rules enforce the existence of safe pass (to be shown) and wearing mask in bus.
    • • There is no number written on the front of the bus. Only the destination is written. For example, if you want to ride the express going from Paphos to Larnaka, it will write "Larnaca, Ayia Napa, Paralimni" (Λάρνακα, Αγία Νάπα, Παραλίμνι) where Paralimni is the last destination and is far from Larnaca (different city). As further examples, the normal route from Pafos would write "Limassol, Larnaca" (Λεμεσός, Λάρνακα; Larnaca) while the normal route from Larnaca would write "Limassol, Paphos" (Λεμεσός, Πάφος). Note that Limassol may be written as Lemessos.
    • • You can check on google maps which stop in Paphos is closer to the hotel you will be staying, however, in general, all the stops are within about 5 min distance from each other, and the distance from them to the hotels would be more or less similar.

Car rental

  • Car hire companies at both international airports include: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and a number of local operators. Car rental desks are located in Arrivals after exiting the Baggage Reclaim area, while pick-up/drop-off area is behind the short-term car park.

  • Larnaca airport - Paphos center: around 1h30 (A6 motorway)
  • Paphos airport - Paphos center: around 20mn

Taxi services

  • Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located on the right, once you exit the Arrivals Hall at Level 0. The Taxi Service at Larnaca and Paphos airports is available on a 24 hour basis.
    Click here for the guide to the Taxi Services in Cyprus, as issued by the Ministry of Communications and Works.

  • Larnaca airport - Paphos center: around 100€
  • Paphos airport - Paphos center: around 14€
There is professional taxi service for transport from Larnaca airport (or other areas) to Paphos available at fixed rates. Participants may refer here
Note: the price is per ride, not per person. The organizers advice that the price should be asked to, and agreed with, the driver before riding a taxi.


Dear participant, we kindly invite you to make your own arrangements for accommodation for your stay in Paphos. The city is full of possibilities and reasonably-priced hotels or studio-apartments (3* 50-100€; 4* 100-150€; 5* more than 150€ per night). You have to make your own room reservation directly by phone, via Booking or TripAdvisor websites or by logging on to the hotel website.

Annabelle hotel

Address: 10 Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
Code: APPC2020

A 10% discount to the conference' hotel will be valid only if the participants have registered to the conference.

Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel 5*
Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel 4*
TUI Blue Pioneer Beach Hotel 4*

A 10% discount will be made available to participants. All reservations request should be send to the reservations' department to the email address Participants need to mention the name of the hotel and "Air Pollution & Plants Conference May 2020" in order to receive the discount. The reservations' department will reply upon the hotels availability.