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Cyprus travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates

12.06.2020
Cyprus Airways this week resumes scheduled passenger service, initially operating Larnaca – Athens route. Additional routes will be resumed by July 2020, pending on various traffic restrictions.

Larnaca – Athens eff 09JUN20 5 weekly A319 (1 daily from 22JUN20)
Larnaca – Geneva eff 03JUL20 1 weekly A319
Larnaca – Irakleion eff 02JUL20 2 weekly A319
Larnaca – Rhodes eff 10JUL20 2 weekly A319
Larnaca – Skitahos eff 20JUL20 2 weekly A319
Larnaca – Tel Aviv eff 02JUL20 5 weekly A319
Larnaca – Thessaloniki eff 01JUL20 3 weekly A319 (2 weekly from 11JUL20)
Larnaca – Zurich eff 05JUL20 2 weekly A319

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 28 February 2020 to 21 May 2020

More than 2 1/2 months following its implementation, the special hours set at supermarkets and pharmacies for vulnerable groups are no longer in effect as of today, June 9, as per the Health Ministry’s latest decree.

The Cyprus Association of Retail Trade Enterprises said on Tuesday in an announcement that “based on the latest decree by the competent ministry, the measure to exclusively provide service to vulnerable groups, people aged 60 and above and people with disabilities from 7 am to 10 am no longer applies as of today, June 9, 2020.
The limit of 10 persons for gatherings continues to be in place. As of 24 June until 6 July, gatherings will be allowed of up to 50 people indoors or up to 100 people outdoors

The Republic of Cyprus is ready as of 8 June 2020 to allow the movement from and to the areas controlled by the Republic of Cyprus, for the following categories of persons, provided that they will present on the
first time they cross, a negative certificate of molecular examination for the COVID-19 disease, with prior validity of up to 72 hours. Thereafter, random sample tests would be performed on the
following: Turkish Cypriot, Greek Cypriot workers, Turkish Cypriot pupils/students, enclaved people, as well as resettled Greek Cypriots and Maronites, residing permanently in the occupied areas, Cypriot citizens who reside in the occupied areas and receive medicinal or medical care at the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre, Institute of Neurology and Genetics and Public or Private Hospitals in the
free areas.

– All restrictions of the movement of citizens are lifted – scrapping of SMS requirement and scrapping of 10 pm to 6 am curfew (from May 21)
– Gatherings of up to 10 people permitted (from May 21)
The epidemiological situation permitting, May 21 will see the lifting of all restrictions on movement of citizens.

From 4 May the number of permitted movements within a day by sending SMS increase to three. Ban on movement remains in place from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.

Movement over Easter: All events, gatherings organized as part of Easter traditions are prohibited as are any events or gatherings in the surrounding areas of places of worship. The illegal regime in Turkish-held northern Cyprus decided on a one-week entry ban through checkpoints to UK peacekeepers and foreign diplomats. The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. Furthermore, as from 31st March 2020 at 6 a.m.: Gatherings of people at any residence are prohibited, other than of permanent residents.
Any movement of persons from 9.00 p.m. until 6.00 a.m. is prohibited, except for those holding a Confirmation of Movement of an Employee certificate (Form A).
The use of the certificate of a citizen?s movement in exceptional cases, in accordance with the provisions of Form B, is limited to only once a day, after permission has been obtained by sending an SMS message to 8998. A written declaration for the movement of citizens in exceptional cases, which falls within the provisions of Form B, shall be used only by persons over 65 years of age.Only people who have secured permission to leave the house will be allowed on public transport, the Transport Ministry has clarified.
The above measures have immediate effect until their withdrawal from the Minister of Transport. Prohibit all unnecessary movement from 6 pm on March 24 to April 13. Exceptions are to get to work, purchase basic items, visit the doctor or pharmacy,
go to the bank, help those who cannot care for themselves, go to ceremonies such as weddings, funerals or christenings if relatives to the first and second degree and with a maximum of 10 people,
exercise or walk a dog if not more than two people and if in the vicinity of the house. All must carry an ID or passport and the necessary documentation.As regards the crossing points between the free and the occupied areas, entry
will be permitted only to persons falling into the following categories:
? Cypriot citizens, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.
? Legal residents in the free areas.
? Nationals of countries who are in a designated diplomatic service.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 12 June 2020 to TBD

The Foreign Ministry is advising Cypriot citizens to avoid non-essential travel except in the case of the 40 countries listed in the current Group A and Group B. For Group A and B countries, its advice is to exercise caution.

With airports now in the second phase of their operation, the deputy tourism ministry has updated its COVID-19 destination protocol.

Turkish Cypriot regime opens five checkpoints

From 12 June avoid non- essential travel to all Countries except those listed in Categories A (Malta, Greece, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania, Croatia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia, Luxembourg) and B (Israel, Poland, Romania), according to the epidemiological risk assessment conducted by the Ministry of Health.

The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. Prohibiting all passenger flights. Anyone entering the Republic of Cyprus (in addition to the conditions announced on 13 March) will need to be in possession of a certificate that they have been tested for COVID-19. The certificate should have been issued in the last four days before their arrival to Cyprus. Even in this case, everyone entering the Republic will be placed in quarantine for 14 days at government-administered facilities.

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Flight Restrictions

published 25.06.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates.
– This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
– This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates if they reside in Cyprus.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
4. Passengers arriving from Belgium, France, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
– Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.

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Quarantine

Cyprus is allowing entry from two sets of countries of origin, according to epidemiological criteria. Please consult the country lists here [https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol]
As of 20th June, persons travelling from Category A countries face no restrictions; people travelling from Category B countries are required to have a PCR test done at the source country, 72 hours prior to their arrival. Travel from countries which are not present in either of the two categories is allowed only in exceptional cases and after receiving prior approval by the Cyprus government. This is also the case for transit travel via these countries. A full list of pre-requisites (in English) is available here [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/pdf/f11en.pdf]
Travellers arriving from category C countries will be subject to 14-day mandatory quarantine.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Travelers arriving from countries under category “B” will be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been conducted within 72 hours of travel, or on arrival, if the test is unavailable in the country of departure.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 March 2020 to 01 June 2020

The Mall of Cyprus and Nicosia Mall welcomed on Tuesday their first customers since mid-March after Cyprus further eased measures put in place to curb the spread of the pandemic.

They announced that hotels will reopen on June 1.

– Museums, archaeological, and historical sites will reopen (from June 1).
– Betting shops (from June 1)
– Libraries (from June 1)
– Hairdressing salons, barber shops and beauty centres will resume operation (from May 21)
– Catering business will resume operation only outdoors and in strict adherence to the protocols of the Ministries of Labour and Health (from May 21).

The epidemiological situation permitting, May 21 will see the lifting of all restrictions on movement of citizens.
Catering establishments will be allowed to open outdoors and hairdressers salons, barbers and beauticians will resume operation.

From4 May under the terms and conditions included in the relevant instructions and protocol of the Minister of Health: restrictions in the manufacturing sector and in all related business activities which support this sector are lifted. All businesses in retail trade, except commercial centres and big department stores, can start operating. Flee markets, street vendors and bazaars can open for business. Tourist offices and tourist agents can start working again.
From June 9 to July 13 malls/department stores, catering indoors and outdoors will be reopen.

All, excluded kiosks and catering (catering only on April 19), must close on April 19 and 20 (Easter Sunday and Monday) including electronic and telephone sales. The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. The following retailers will remain closed every Sunday: All food and beverage retailers (e.g. supermarkets, grocery stores, butchers, fish markets, bakeries, confectioneries, fruit shops, liquor stores).
It is understood that kiosks are excluded from the ban, provided that they do not market retail products. Car dealerships will shut from 6 am on March 25 until 6 am on April 13 under a new decree issued by Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou late on Tuesday adding these businesses to those required to close.
However, in another change an exception has been made, so that retail businesses that sell medical equipment and supplies and those that sell car spare parts are excluded from yesterday?s decree.
.The operation of all retail businesses is suspended except for the following: Businesses and workshops of disabled and orthopaedic merchandise, Businesses and workshops of medical and industrial gases and machinery, Opticians and their workshops, Businesses selling hearing aids, Car and motorbike workshops, Businesses selling tyres, Businesses selling and repairing bicycles, Dry cleaners, Courier services, Businesses selling pet food or vet medicine, Businesses selling pesticides, fertilisers and other agricultural equipment, Businesses selling cars and motor vehicles, Funeral offices, Flower shops and plant nurseries
Any form of open markets, bazaars and street vendors

Events stop: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 11 March 2020 to 14 July 2020

Concerts, cultural and music festivals attract large crowds of people and authorities are considering whether to allow them after July 14
From July 14 theaters and indoor cinemas, festivals and concerts, casinos, children’s play areas indoors and outdoors.

Movement over Easter: All events, gatherings organized as part of Easter traditions are prohibited as are any events or gatherings in the surrounding areas of places of worship. The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. Closure of parks, children?s play areas, open sport facilities, squares, dams, excursion sites, marinas and beaches

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 March 2020 to 24 June 2020

The epidemiological situation permitting, May 21 will see the lifting of all restrictions on movement of citizens.
Pupils of all levels of education will return to school.

11 May: return to public and private schools in secondary education. To be instead defined for all other educational levels.
The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. Closing schools

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Other

Other: partially closed/partially cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 March 2020 to 09 June 2020

Ministry publishes protocols for children’s play areas

Ministry eases rules on number of swimmers in pools: outdoor pools can have one swimmer for every 2.5 square metres of surface water and for indoor pools, one for every five square metres.

Under the revised rules that come into effect tomorrow, the social distancing requirement remains in force. However, establishments can now serve a maximum of 100 people inside and 200 people outside. They cannot serve more, even if they have the space required by the distancing rule, the ministry clarified. The ministry added that the above arrangements will be reassessed based on the epidemiological indices.

Cinemas, theaters can reopen on July 1

Phase three of the relaxation of restrictions gets underway today with the opening of swimming pools under stringent new hygiene protocols

Public and private kindergartens reopen on June 9, the Education Ministry said on Wednesday, citing an earlier decision by the Council of Ministers.

Ministry unveils beach rules ahead of tomorrow’s opening
The Forestry Department said on Friday that access to picnic sites is allowed for maximum 10 people per group (underage children inclusive)

Driving tests will start again on June 1 with new rules requiring teachers, candidates and examiners to wear a mask in the vehicle.

– Church services and other forms of religious worship in churches, mosques and other places of worship are permitted, provided that protocols on hygiene, as determined by the Ministry of Health, are strictly adhered to (from June 1).
– Operation and access to organised beaches will be permitted (from June 1).
– Visit to parks, open space playgrounds, squares, marinas etc. will be permitted, provided no more than 10 persons are gathered at any time (from May 21)

From 4 May public and the wider public sector will be fully operational, with the return of all the employees at their work.
Exercise of religion will be permitted in churches, mosques and other places of worship, provided that there are no more than 10 persons present.
The decree on weddings, christenings and funerals remains in force. As of June 1, church services and other forms of religious worship in churches, mosques and other places of worship are permitted included weddings, christenings, and funerals
From June 9 to July 13 hotels, beaches (provided distances), open air theatres and cinemas, gyms, sports tournaments (no fans), summer programmes of private tertiary education will be reopen
From July 14 theaters and indoor cinemas, festivals and concerts, casinos, children’s play areas indoors and outdoors.

The plan will then go to the Council of Ministers for approval on Wednesday with all indications that the first relaxation in the measures will be introduced on May 4. The lockdown in Cyprus is to be extended until the end of April. As from tomorrow Tuesday at 6 a.m. the operation of the following services is also suspended:
Tourist and travel agencies.
Aircraft provision services, with the exception of those relating to the service of flights which are exceptionally approved by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works as well as cargo flights.
The number of persons including the driver during taxi rides, in private cars and/or in other vehicles shall not exceed three persons. Suspension of building sites with the exception of social utility projects that will obtain a special permit from the Minister of Transport. All visits to patients in private and public hospitals island-wide are prohibited, effective on March 18 and until further notice.
In addition, and based on the decree announced by the Minister of Health on March 15, all scheduled surgeries and admissions are suspended from March 16 to March 31, provided that no human life is at risk. Cyprus Post said on Monday that postal services will be suspended for all countries except Greece for all services, except the Quickpost courier service.

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  • Cyprus Cypriot government to reintroduce ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Cyprus is allowing entry from two sets of countries of origin, according to epidemiological criteria. Please consult the country lists here [https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol]
    As of 20th June, persons flying from Category A countries face no restrictions; people travelling from Category B countries are required to have a PCR test done at the source country, 72 hours prior to their arrival. Travel from countries which are not present in either of the two categories is allowed only in exceptional cases, and after receiving prior approval by the Cyprus government. This is also the case for transit travel via these countries.
    A full list of pre-requisites (in English) is available [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/pdf/f11en.pdf]
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 9 June, tourist arrivals from a limited number of countries will be permitted, but this does not include the UK. Passengers who have been in the UK, or any other destination not listed in categories A or B, in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Cyprus, even via a third country (eg: Greece), until further notice. The exception to this is legal residents of Cyprus and Cypriot ID holders who will be permitted to enter Cyprus on presentation of proof of residence or Cypriot nationality and a negative PCR (antibody) test result (taken in the previous 72 hours). Further details are available from the Republic of Cyprus Information Office [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/index.html]. If needed, you should make sure that you complete your Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass[https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/]
    From 8 June, the authorities in the north of Cyprus are allowing entry to ‘citizens’ and foreign nationals who hold residency, work or student permits. Any travellers in one of these categories who arrive before 1 July, will need to quarantine for 14 days in facilities controlled by the authorities and pay for the cost of your stay. will be permitted entry from 1 July but will still be required to present a negative PCR test result (taken in the previous 72 hours) and go into quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

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    08.07.2020
  • Cyprus Cypriot government to reintroduce ban on flights from Lebanon from 6 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)
    Government of Cyprus allows flights from Lebanon (The 961, 20.06.2020).
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    International restrictions:

    Cyprus is allowing entry from two sets of countries of origin, according to epidemiological criteria. Please consult the country lists here [https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol]
    As of 20th June, persons flying from Category A countries face no restrictions; people travelling from Category B countries are required to have a PCR test done at the source country, 72 hours prior to their arrival. Travel from countries which are not present in either of the two categories is allowed only in exceptional cases, and after receiving prior approval by the Cyprus government. This is also the case for transit travel via these countries.
    A full list of pre-requisites (in English) is available [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/pdf/f11en.pdf]
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 9 June, tourist arrivals from a limited number of countries will be permitted, but this does not include the UK. Passengers who have been in the UK, or any other destination not listed in categories A or B, in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Cyprus, even via a third country (eg: Greece), until further notice. The exception to this is legal residents of Cyprus and Cypriot ID holders who will be permitted to enter Cyprus on presentation of proof of residence or Cypriot nationality and a negative PCR (antibody) test result (taken in the previous 72 hours). Further details are available from the Republic of Cyprus Information Office [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/index.html]. If needed, you should make sure that you complete your Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass[https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/]
    From 8 June, the authorities in the north of Cyprus are allowing entry to ‘citizens’ and foreign nationals who hold residency, work or student permits. Any travellers in one of these categories who arrive before 1 July, will need to quarantine for 14 days in facilities controlled by the authorities and pay for the cost of your stay. will be permitted entry from 1 July but will still be required to present a negative PCR test result (taken in the previous 72 hours) and go into quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

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    05.07.2020
  • Cyprus Scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) resumed on Wednesday 1 July. (AA, 01.07.2020)
    Government of Cyprus allows flights from Lebanon (The 961, 20.06.2020).
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    International restrictions:

    Cyprus is allowing entry from two sets of countries of origin, according to epidemiological criteria. Please consult the country lists here [https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol]
    As of 20th June, persons flying from Category A countries face no restrictions; people travelling from Category B countries are required to have a PCR test done at the source country, 72 hours prior to their arrival. Travel from countries which are not present in either of the two categories is allowed only in exceptional cases, and after receiving prior approval by the Cyprus government. This is also the case for transit travel via these countries.
    A full list of pre-requisites (in English) is available [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/pdf/f11en.pdf]
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 9 June, tourist arrivals from a limited number of countries will be permitted, but this does not include the UK. Passengers who have been in the UK, or any other destination not listed in categories A or B, in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Cyprus, even via a third country (eg: Greece), until further notice. The exception to this is legal residents of Cyprus and Cypriot ID holders who will be permitted to enter Cyprus on presentation of proof of residence or Cypriot nationality and a negative PCR (antibody) test result (taken in the previous 72 hours). Further details are available from the Republic of Cyprus Information Office [https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/index.html]. If needed, you should make sure that you complete your Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass[https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/]
    From 8 June, the authorities in the north of Cyprus are allowing entry to ‘citizens’ and foreign nationals who hold residency, work or student permits. Any travellers in one of these categories who arrive before 1 July, will need to quarantine for 14 days in facilities controlled by the authorities and pay for the cost of your stay. will be permitted entry from 1 July but will still be required to present a negative PCR test result (taken in the previous 72 hours) and go into quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

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    01.07.2020
  • Cyprus Government of Cyprus allows flights from Lebanon (The 961, 20.06.2020)
    The Republic of Cyprus has reopened its airport for a specific set of countries, distributed under the two categories “A” and “B,” according to each country’s epidemiological data. Cyprus said that travelers arriving from countries under this category will be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been conducted within 72 hours of travel, or on arrival, if the test is unavailable in the country of departure.
    Arrivals from Category A, or low-risk countries, on the other hand, do not need to provide proof of negative test results.

    The area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) has announced that travelers from abroad will be allowed to enter beginning Wednesday, July 1. (OSAC, 16.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates.
    – This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates if they reside in Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
    2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
    3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
    – Passengers older than 65 years are allowed to present a printed Passenger Locator Form upon arrival.
    4. Passengers arriving from Belgium, France, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.

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    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

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    Internal restrictions:

    All movement restrictions have been lifted, although limits on mass gatherings remain. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    *****TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    22.06.2020
  • Cyprus Government of Cyprus allows flights from Lebanon (The 961, 20.06.2020)
    The Republic of Cyprus has reopened its airport for a specific set of countries, distributed under the two categories “A” and “B,” according to each country’s epidemiological data. Cyprus said that travelers arriving from countries under this category will be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been conducted within 72 hours of travel, or on arrival, if the test is unavailable in the country of departure.
    Arrivals from Category A, or low-risk countries, on the other hand, do not need to provide proof of negative test results.

    The area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) has announced that travelers from abroad will be allowed to enter beginning Wednesday, July 1. (OSAC, 16.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates.
    – This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates if they reside in Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
    2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
    3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
    – Passengers older than 65 years are allowed to present a printed Passenger Locator Form upon arrival.
    4. Passengers arriving from Belgium, France, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    *****TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    21.06.2020
  • Cyprus The Republic of Cyprus has reopened its airport for a specific set of countries, distributed under the two categories “A” and “B,” according to each country’s epidemiological data. Cyprus said that travelers arriving from countries under this category will be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been conducted within 72 hours of travel, or on arrival, if the test is unavailable in the country of departure.
    Arrivals from Category A, or low-risk countries, on the other hand, do not need to provide proof of negative test results.

    The area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) has announced that travelers from abroad will be allowed to enter beginning Wednesday, July 1. (OSAC, 16.06.2020)

    Effective from 20 June 2020:
    1. Passengers arriving from Israel, Poland or Romania, Lebanon must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    *****TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    20.06.2020
  • Cyprus As of June 9, regularly-scheduled commercial flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus have resumed. (OSAC, 09.06.2020)
    The area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) has announced that travelers from abroad will be allowed to enter beginning Wednesday, July 1. (OSAC, 16.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if they reside in Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
    2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
    3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
    – Passengers older than 65 years are allowed to present a printed Passenger Locator Form upon arrival.
    4. Passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    Effective from 20 June 2020:
    1. Passengers arriving from Israel, Poland or Romania must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    *****TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    16.06.2020
  • Cyprus As of June 9, regularly-scheduled commercial flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus have resumed. (OSAC, 09.06.2020)
    The first commercial flights due at Paphos Airport are expected on June 21. (Cyprus Mail, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if they reside in Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
    2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
    3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
    – Passengers older than 65 years are allowed to present a printed Passenger Locator Form upon arrival.
    4. Passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    Effective from 20 June 2020:
    1. Passengers arriving from Israel, Poland or Romania must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    11.06.2020
  • Cyprus As of June 9, regularly-scheduled commercial flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus have resumed. (OSAC, 09.06.2020)
    The first commercial flights due at Paphos Airport are expected on June 21. (Cyprus Mail, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if they reside in Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland if the national of Cyprus resides in Cyprus.
    2. Passengers who have been in a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Cyprus.
    3. Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained before departure at https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy .
    – Passengers older than 65 years are allowed to present a printed Passenger Locator Form upon arrival.
    4. Passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    5. Nationals and residents of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    6. Family members of nationals of Cyprus arriving from a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.
    Effective from 20 June 2020:
    1. Passengers arriving from Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Poland, Romania or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    10.06.2020
  • Cyprus As of June 9, regularly-scheduled commercial flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus have resumed. (OSAC, 09.06.2020)
    The first commercial flights due at Paphos Airport are expected on June 21. (Cyprus Mail, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission from the government of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    2. Passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before arrival.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    3. Nationals and residents of Cyprus and passengers with a special permission from the government of Cyprus not arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
    Effective from 20 June 2020:
    1. Passengers arriving from Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Poland, Romania or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
    – Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test if they do not have this medical certificate.
    2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus and passengers with a special permission from the government of Cyprus not arriving from Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Poland, Romania or Switzerland are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos (to open on 21JUN20) Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases. PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020; PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020; Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available. Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania. Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros). During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Hotels resumed operations from 9 June. All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus reopened on 21 May.

    TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    09.06.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus will reopen its airports for flights from 19 countries on June 9 and will allow hotels to reopen as of June 1. (FG, 23.05.2020)

    1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended.
    – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus.
    2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
    Effective 9 June 2020:
    1. Flights to Cyprus will be resuming.
    2. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission from the government of Cyprus.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    3. Passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before arrival.
    4. Nationals and alien residents of Cyprus arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland must:
    – have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 72 hours before arrival; or
    – be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) upon arrival.
    5. Nationals and alien residents of Cyprus and passengers with a special permission from the government of Cyprus not arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the gradual easing of restrictions on flights to and from Larnaka and Paphos Airports. The plan to reopen the airports has two phases.
    PHASE 1: Beginning June 9, 2020
    PHASE 2: Beginning June 20, 2020
    Flights will initially be permitted to arrive from 19 countries which have, in turn, been separated into two categories. The list of countries is evaluated weekly and countries can be added and removed based on the latest data available.
    Category A: Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania.
    Category B: Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic.
    During Phase 1, all travelers to the Republic of Cyprus from Category A and B countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed to board the flight. For people traveling from countries in Category A or B where PCR testing is not widely available, compulsory testing will be required upon arrival at Cyprus airports. The traveler will be responsible for the cost of testing (approximately 60 Euros).
    During Phase 2, which commences on 20 June, only passengers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus from a Category B country will require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have
    been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May. Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC a curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    03.06.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus will reopen its airports for flights from 19 countries on June 9 and will allow hotels to reopen as of June 1. (FG, 23.05.2020) 1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended. – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus. 2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 28 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal. All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations. All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have been banned, including private visits to homes. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May. Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B). TRNC – In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear facemasks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May). A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    26.05.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus will reopen its airports for flights from 19 countries on June 9 and will allow hotels to reopen as of June 1. (FG, 23.05.2020) 1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended. – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus. 2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 28 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal. In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear face masks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May). All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations. All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 (local time) until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have been banned, including private visits to homes. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May. Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June. TRNC – A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    23.05.2020
  • Cyprus Cyprus is preparing plans to restart air travel and tourism on June 9. (Media, 21.05.2020) 1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended. – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus. 2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 28 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal. In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear face masks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May). All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations. All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 (local time) until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. Supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and other retails shops will be closed on Sundays, but are still permitted to conduct deliveries. A maximum of three occupants may be transported by vehicle at once. All public gatherings have been banned, including private visits to homes. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here. (In Greek) All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May. Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June. TRNC – A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30.

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    22.05.2020
  • Cyprus Country extends ban on all inbound, outbound flights until 28 May (eKathimerini, 11.05.2020) 1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended. – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus. 2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 28 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal. In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear face masks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May). All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations. All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions have been partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 (local time) until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. TRNC – A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30. Shops and restaurants will gradually be reopened throughout four stages, the next one will be on 21 May, 9 June, and the last one on 14 June. Details are found here . (In Greek) All public schools in the Republic of Cyprus will reopen on 21 May. Hotels are allowed to resume operations from 9 June. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://cy.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ International SOS

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    12.05.2020
  • Cyprus Government announces partial easing of lockdown from 4 May (Reuters, 29.04.2020)
    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 17 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal.

    1. Flights to Cyprus are suspended.
    – This does not apply to repatriation flights or empty aircraft arriving to transport persons wishing to leave Cyprus.
    2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    International commercial flights are suspended until at least 17 May, except for repatriation flights for Cypriot citizens and foreign nationals. Cargo flights are operating as normal. In the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (‘TRNC’), only TRNC ID holders and their spouses and children – regardless of their nationality – are allowed to enter the territory. Within the TRNC, all patrons are required to wear face masks when outside during the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April- tentatively 23 May). All nationals are barred from entry for tourist purposes until further notice, exemption to be made for Cyprus residents, those working in the Republic, attending educational institutions in the Republic or, with prior authorisation from the Cypriot government, have unavoidable professional obligations. All individuals entering Cyprus will undergo COVID-19 screenings and 14-day quarantine at designated medical facilities. Self-isolation may be possible, at the approval of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal restrictions:

    All unnecessary movement is banned with certain exceptions. All people must carry identification and proof as to the purpose of their movement. Parks, playgrounds, open-air sport spaces, and public gathering areas will be closed to the public. Curfew restrictions will be partially relaxed from 4 May to 22.00 – 06.00 (local time) until 21 May – when all movement restrictions will be lifted. TRNC – A curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00. Individuals are only allowed to leave their residences for essential goods and services. Public sector employees, excluding police, fire department, health, civil aviation, finance and similar services, have been placed on administrative leave. Private sector businesses are closed except essential stores. Pharmacies will only be open between 08.00 and 13.00, though on-call pharmacies will stay open till 01.30. All shops, malls, restaurants (delivery services will continue) bars, clubs, coffee shops, hairdressing and beauty salons, sports facilities, betting shops, museums, theme parks, movie theatres, libraries will close. Pharmacies, grocery stores, bakeries, gas stations, and kiosks will remain open but there are limits on the number of customers present at any one time. Supermarkets will exclusively serve people who belong to vulnerable groups of society, those 60 years and over and people with disabilities, until 10.00. Schools in the Republic of Cyprus are closed until at least 30 April. Hotels have suspended operations until at least 30 April. A curfew is in effect 21.00 and 06.00 every night. The fine for those found disobeying the ban on movement has been doubled to €300. The overnight curfew applies to everyone except those who need to be at work during those hours, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer (Form A). People are only allowed to leave their homes once a day and only if they receive permission after sending a text message to 8998. Only those over 65 will be allowed to fill out the printed form (Form B).

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    10.05.2020
  • Source https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/press2.html
    https://www.pio.gov.cy/en/press-releases-article.html?id=12975#flat
    https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/health-minister-extends-measures-to-contain-coronavirus-spread/
    https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/press/7072020_4.pdf
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