Press releases

Below you will find the latest Press releases

Press releases

  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - All other countries except those is category Α and Β (From 06/7/2020, 00:00 Cyprus time, GMT+2), 7-7-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - Group of countries Α and Β (From 06/7/2020, 00:00 Cyprus time, GMT+2), 7-7-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19, 3-7-2020
  • Isolation at home for cases of the COVID-19 disease or their close contacts and arrivals in Cyprus from category C countries, 1-7-2020
  • Update of the maximum number of persons served at catering establishments, 30-6-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19, 29-6-2020
  • First COVID-19 treatment recommended for EU authorisation, 26-6-2020
  • Arrangements for maximum number of persons at social gatherings in houses and public spaces, 19-6-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19, 19-6-2020
  • Obtaining a Cyprus Flight Pass through the electronic platform cyprusflightpass.gov.cy, 19-06-2020
  • Travel advice for Cypriot citizens issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 12-06-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19, 10-06-2020
  • Maximum number of persons served in catering outlets, 10-06-2020
  • Council of Minister approves Incentives Scheme for airline companies to address consequences of COVID-19 on Cyprus’ air connectivity, 10-06-2020
  • Special arrangements for discharging duties applicable to vulnerable groups are abolished, 10-06-2020
  • EMA receives application for conditional authorisation of first COVID-19 treatment in the EU, 9-06-2020
  • Gradual lift of restrictive measures on flights to and from the Airports of Larnaca and Paphos, 8-06-2020
  • Announcement of the Ministry of Interior on the easing of measures concerning the movement from and to the areas under government control as of 8 June 2020, 5-06-2020
  • Flights to Cyprus from countries that do not fall under Categories A or B, 5-06-2020
  • Latest data support continued use of ACE inhibitors and ARB medicines during COVID-19 pandemic, 5-06-2020
  • Clarification for premises that cannot reopen as of 9 June 2020, 4-06-2020
  • Clarifications on the maximum number of persons allowed at mass gatherings, 3-06-2020
  • The Council of Ministers has decided the further easing of restriction measures, 3-06-2020
  • Decisions by the Minister of Labour on the implementation of Special Schemes for combatting the consequences of the COVID-19 virus, 1-06-2020
  • Republic of Cyprus ready to welcome foreign visitors, 29-05-2020
  • Presentation of the new support package for the economy by the Minister of Finance Mr. Constantinos Petrides, 28-05-2020
  • Address by the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades regarding the measures taken to support the employees and the economy, 27-05-2020
  • Decree on flight ban renewed, 25-05-2020
  • Clarifying instructions by the Ministry of Education on the reopening of Private Institutes/Private Educational Centres, 25-05-2020
  • No changes to the planning for the reopening of certain businesses and sectors, 25-05-2020
  • Procedure to be followed for repatriated persons in the Republic of Cyprus, 25-05-2020
  • Announcement by the Ministry of Transport on the abolition of compulsory quarantine at hotels, 25-05-2020
  • Epidemic risk assessment of countries regarding COVID-19, 24-05-2020
  • Statements by the Minister of Transport on the gradual lifting of restriction measures to flights from and to the Airports of Larnaca and Paphos, 22-05-2020
  • New support measures for the economy in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic consequences, 22-05-2020
  • Group or individual sport activity/exercise in outdoor areas allowed for up to 10 people, 21-05-2020
  • Statements by the Finance Minister regarding the withdrawal of the bill on state guarantees – Council of Ministers, 19-05-2020
  • Special citizens’ groups referred for Covid19 testing , 19-05-2020
  • The Council of Ministers affirms launching of second phase of easing of restrictions with minor modifications, 19-05-2020
  • Online applications for the Labour Ministry's support programs are available for the period 13/4/2020 - 12/5/2020, 11-05-2020
  • Statement by the President of the Republic, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, on the operation of all levels of education, 8-05-2020
  • New package to support economy in response to COVID-19 pandemic, 7-05-2020
  • Sampling begins for 6,000 construction workers, 6-05-2020
  • Groups of patients/citizens redirected to Public Health Medical Centres to take the laboratory test for the new coronavirus, 5-05-2020
  • Introductory statement by the Minister of Health Mr. Constantinos Ioannou at the joint press conference with the Ministers of Finance and Labour, 30-04-2020
  • Clarifications on the movement of citizens for purposes of exercise and care of people belonging to vulnerable groups, 30-04-2020
  • Mask use: when it should be used and by whom, 30-04-2020
  • Groups of citizens with the higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, 29-04-2020
  • Address by the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades on the gradual easing of covid-19 lockdown measures, 29-04-2020
  • 20,000 employees to be tested in companies to reopen in first phase of lifting measures; Free masks in partial coverage of needs, 29-04-2020
  • New telephone centre to operate for citizens who will be repatriated, 28-04-2020
  • The Ministry of Health will subsidise an additional 2,000 laboratory tests for employees, 27-04-2020
  • Extension of flight ban until 17 May 2020, 24-04-2020
  • Outpatient clinics of public and private hospitals are reopening, 23-04-2020
  • The Council of Ministers decided to take additional measures to support employees, 23-04-2020
  • Government begins random sample tests of 800 persons among the general public, 23-04-2020
  • Clarifications about molecular tests for COVID-19 on employees, 22-04-2020
  • Payment of Benefits for the Special Plans implemented by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance for the support of employees and businesses in response to COVID-19, 22-04-2020
  • Fourth batch of medical equipment and consumables arrives from China, 22-04-2020
  • Additional measures to support employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, 21-04-2020
  • Decree by the Minister of Communications and Works on the prohibition of flights as of April 18, 2020 at 24.00 am Cyprus time, 16-04-2020
  • Procurement process for the supply of 9 million masks completed, 16-04-2020
  • Instructions of the Ministry of Transport regarding the implementation of Restrictive Measures at ports and port installations to counter the COVID-19 Pandemic, 15-04-2020
  • Extraordinary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Citizen Services Centres, 15-04-2020
  • Compulsory sample tests for employees in retail trade companies which supply foodstuff and drinks and at nursing homes, 15-04-2020
  • Payment of benefits for the special schemes of the Ministry of Labour to support workers and businesses, due to COVID-19, 15-04-2020
  • The Shipping Deputy Ministry expresses appreciation to the Cyprus Union of Shipowners for donating 10 ICU-Ventilators, 15-04-2020
  • Payment of benefits for the special schemes of the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance to support workers and businesses, due to COVID-19, 14-04-2020
  • Instructions for precautionary measures and personal protection, in a community, against infection from COVID-19 virus, 14-04-2020
  • Statements by the Finance Minister after the meeting the President of the Republic had with party leaders, 13-04-2020
  • Announcement by the Presidency of the Republic on the program of gradual and controlled repatriation, 13-04-2020
  • VSampling to begin promptly for 20,000 employees in the private, public and wider public sectors and the National Guard, 10.04.20, 10-04-2020
  • Validity of residence permits for seasonal employment extended by three months, 10-04-2020
  • Call centre service for citizens who cannot use the 8998 text messaging service for the movement by way of exception, 9-04-2020
  • Statement by the President of the Republic, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, on the Council of Ministers' decisions regarding COVID-19, 8-04-2020
  • Monitoring the COVID-19 virus is expanding through additional laboratory tests among the general public, 8-04-2020
  • Cumhurbaşkanı Sn. Nikos Anastasiadis'in coronavirüs ile mücadele çerçevesinde alınan tedbirler ile ilgili basın toplantısında yaptığı açıklama Cumhurbaşkanlığı Sarayı, 8-04-2020
  • Planning in place for ensuring proper response by public and private hospitals, 8-04-2020
  • Joint statement of the Minister of Health of Cyprus, Mr Constantinos Ioannou, and the Ambassador of Israel in Cyprus, Mr Shmuel Revel, 7-04-2020
  • The Foreign Ministry calls on those wishing to repatriate to express interest through the connect2cy platform, 6-04-2020
  • Electronic application form for withdrawal, cancellation, replacement of applications submitted to the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, 6-04-2020
  • The Shipping Deputy Ministry thanks MSC Shipmanagement Ltd for its donation of 106,000 surgical masks and 100,000 gloves, 6-04-2020
  • Disinfection procedure of businesses premises which provide services to the public, 3-04-2020
  • The Parcel24 service in the fight against the coronavirus, 3-04-2020
  • Guidelines for the disinfection of healthcare and non-healthcare settings, 3-04-2020
  • Customer Service by Social Insurance Services within the framework of measures to mitigate the spread of COVID -19, 3-04-2020
  • Extension of measures to protect elderly and vulnerable groups, announced by the Labour Ministry, 3-04-2020
  • EMA provides recommendations on compassionate use of remdesivir for COVID-19, 3-04-2020
  • COVID-19: chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine only to be used in clinical trials or emergency use programmes, 2-04-2020
  • Update on treatments and vaccines against COVID-19 under development, 2-04-2020
  • Decree by the Minister of Communications on the prohibition of flights as of April 4, 2020 at 12.00 am Cyprus time, 2-04-2020
  • Ιnformation by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance for people with disabilities on the measures taken to tackle coronavirus, 2-04-2020
  • Modifications to the procedure for an approval of movement by way of exception, 1-04-2020
  • Ministry of Health has received a donation from People's Republic of China in terms of individual protective equipment, 1-04-2020
  • Foreign Ministry announces cooperation with network of doctors to respond to medical needs of Cypriots abroad, 31-03-2020
  • Information by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance in relation to the Special Scheme for Self-employed Workers, 31-03-2020
  • Maximum number of persons in vehicles during travel, 31-03-2020
  • Ministerial Council decision increases to €300 the fine for violators of the Law on Vaccination, 31-03-2020
  • Foreign Ministry launches online platform and calls on Cypriots abroad to register, 31-03-2020
  • Announcement by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Security on the Special Scheme for Partial Suspension of Business and Provision of a Special Unemployment Benefit, 30-03-2020
  • Special Scheme for Complete Suspension of Business by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Security, 30-03-2020
  • Information by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Security on the Special Sick Leave Allowance, 30-03-2020
  • Announcement of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance for the Special Leave for Child Care, 30-03-2020
  • Minister of Health to issue new decree under the Quarantine Law Act, 30-03-2020
  • Suspension of payment of the VAT in the framework of the support programme to address the effects of the virus COVID-19, 30-03-2020
  • Press release issued by the Ministry of Labour with regard to the application for the Special Sick Leave Allowance, 29-03-2020
  • Government bank account details for donations regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, 30-03-2020
  • Press release by the Labour Ministry regarding the Special Unemployment Allowance for Employees, 29-03-2020
  • Press release by the Labour Ministry regarding the Special Allowance for Self-employed Persons, 29-03-2020
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports Cypriot students abroad, 29-03-2020
  • Announcement by the Press and Information Office on the movement of media representatives, 26-03-2020
  • Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy: SMS service for confirming movement in exceptional cases, resumes operation, 25-03-2020
  • Announcement by the Ministry of Communications and Works –Passengers using the public transport must have in their possession the necessary documents, 24-03-2020
  • Ministry of Labour launches website for Support Program for coping with effects of COVID-19, 24-03-2020
  • Announcement by UNFICYP on measures to prevent potential spread of coronavirus in Cyprus, 24-03-2020
  • Measures taken after the confirmation of new cases of coronavirus at Lefkosia and Larnaka General Hospitals, 24-03-2020
  • Address by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, 23-03-2020
  • Application for the issuance of an absence from work Certificate for Public Health Reasons, 23-03-2020
    Application for the issuance of an absence from work Certificate for Public Health Reasons, 23-03-2020
  • Operation of Public Hospitals on the basis of a Decree published by the Ministry of Health, 23-03-2020
  • Vulnerable groups – Only with identification or proof of condition entrance to supermarkets between the hours 7-10 a.m., 21-03-2020
  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, 20-03-2020
  • Decree by the Minister of Communications and Works on the prohibition of flights as of 3.00 am Cyprus time, 20-03-2020
  • Special arrangements by the Shipping Deputy Ministry for the provision of services during the COVID-19 outbreak, 20-03-2020
  • Operation of Pubic Hospitals on the basis of a Decree published by the Ministry of Health, 20-03-2020
  • 1412 call center begins operation for information on Coronavirus disease, 20-03-2020
  • Application for a medical certificate for Public Health reasons, 20-03-2020
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Support Program for Coping with the effects of COVID-19, announced by the Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, 19-03-2020
  • 1433 call center begins operation on 23 March for information on measures announced by the Ministry of Labour, 19-03-2020
  • Written Statement by the Minister of Transport regarding the charter of flights to repatriate Cypriot citizens, 19-03-2020
  • Joint Press Release by the Ministry of Health, the Health Insurance Organization and the Cyprus Medical Association — Guidelines to citizens, 19-03-2020
  • FOREIGN MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT on the Issuance of Certificates by Diplomatic Missions Abroad for Entry into the Republic of Cyprus, 18-03-2020
  • Statements by the Minister of Health after a meeting of the ministerial committee presided by the President of the Republic, 17-03-2020
  • Provision of services to the public by the Asylum Service during the emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, 16-03-2020
  • Public Service by the Press and Information Office in view of the emergency measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, 16-03-2020
  • Announcement by the Cyprus Post on the suspension of postal services, 16-03-2020
  • The Cyprus Post announces the suspension of acceptance and dispatch of postal items to certain countries, 16-03-2020
  • TRAVEL ADVICE Issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (valid from 18:00, on 16/3/2020), 16-03-2020
  • Statement by the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades following the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers, 15-03-2020
  • Cumhurbaşkanı Nikos Anastasiadis’in, olağanüstü Bakanlar Kurulu toplantısının ardından yaptığı basın açıklaması - Τούρκικα, 15-03-2020
  • TRAVEL ADVICE Issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in light of the COVID 19 pandemic, issued on 14/3/2020 (valid from 1 a.m. of March 15 until March 30, 2020), 14-03-2020
  • Directives of the Minister of Interior for the entry between the areas under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the occupied areas, 14-03-2020
  • İçişleri Bakanlığının özgür bölgeler ve işgal altındaki bölgeler arasındaki giriş çıkışlara yönelik talimatları -Turkish, 14-03-2020
  • Updated travel advice regarding the new coronavirus, in force from 15 March 2020 onwards, 14-03-2020
  • Clarifying Information by the Ministry of Interior for travellers regarding evidence, 14-03-2020
  • The President of the Republic addresses the Cyprus people on the issue of Coronavirus , 13-03-2020
  • Cumhurbaşkanı Sn. Nikos Anastasiades’in koronavirüse karşı açıkladığı tedbirler – Turkish, 13-03-2020
  • - الاجراءات التي أعلنها الرئيس اناستاسياديس لمواجهة فيروس كورونا Arabic, 13-03-2020
  • ОБРАЩЕНИЕ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА РЕСПУБЛИКИ КИПР НИКОСА АНАСТАСИАДИСА ПО ПОВОДУ МЕР, ПРИНИМАЕМЫХ В СВЯЗИ С РАСПРОСТРАНЕНИЕМ КОРОНОВИРУСА – Russian, 13-03-2020
  • 1450 Call center begins operation for citizens seeking information on coronavirus, 13-03-2020
  • Serving the public at the Office of the Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights, 13-03-2020
  • Updated travel advice regarding the Coronavirus in force on 14 March 2020 onwards, 13-03-2020
  • Serving the public at the Civil Registry and Migration Department, 12-03-2020
  • Travel advice by the Foreign Ministry regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, 10-03-2020