Press Releases


  • Travel Advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Coronavirus COVID-19, All other countries except those in category Α and Β (From 09/10/2020) , 29-10-2020
  • Travel Advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Coronavirus COVID-19, group of countries Α and Β (From 09/10/2020) , 29-10-2020
  • Improvement of procedures informing persons who test positive for the virus and their close contacts , 23-10-2020
  • Update of instructions for visits to Homes for the Elderly and Incapacitated, Child and Juvenile Protection State Institutions, and 24-hour care centres for the disabled , 23-10-2020
  • Decisions of the Minister of Labour relating to the implementation of the Special Schemes for the period of October 2020 , 23-10-2020
  • Priority services in retail establishments granted for citizens over 60 years-old and people with disabilities , 23-10-2020
  • Clarifications on organizing weddings and christenings , 22-10-2020
  • Decision of the Council of Ministers on the implementation of island-wide contingency measures and in Limassol and Paphos Districts in particular , 22-10-2020
  • COVID-19 measures extended island-wide and contingency measures decided for Lemesos District , 17-10-2020
  • Instructions issued to persons testing positive to the virus or who are considered to be close contacts, and to persons in charge of Security and Health in workplaces , 16-10-2020
  • Revised instructions for the mandatory use of facemask by the general population , 14-10-2020
  • Initial statement by the Minister of Health Mr. Constantinou at a press conference on developments concerning the pandemic , 08-10-2020
  • Extended duration of contingency measures in force in the District of Larnaca , 07-10-2020
  • Initial statement by the Minister of Health at a press conference on developments concerning the pandemic , 07-10-2020
  • EMA starts second rolling review of a COVID-19 vaccine , 06-10-2020
  • EMA starts first rolling review of a COVID-19 vaccine in the EU , 02-10-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - Group of countries A and B (From 24/09/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 24-09-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - All other countries except those in categories A and B (From 24/09/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 24-09-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - Group of countries Α and Β (From 24/09/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 24-09-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 21-09-2020
  • EMA confirms recommendation to suspend all ranitidine medicines in the EU , 18-09-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - All other countries except those in categories A and B (From 18/09/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 18-09-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - Group of countries Α and Β (From 18/09/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 18-09-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 15-09-2020
  • Maximum number of persons at cultural and political events , 10-09-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - All other countries except those in categories A and B (From 5/09/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 05-09-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - Group of countries Α and Β (From 5/09/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 05-09-2020
  • EMA receives application for marketing authorisation of Dexamethasone Taw for COVID-19 , 04-09-2020
  • Support measures to address the consequences of the Covid-19 Coronavirus as regards employment and enterprises , 03-09-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 01-09-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - All other countries except those in categories A and B (From 28/08/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 28-08-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - Group of countries Α and Β (From 28/08/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 28-08-2020
  • Home weddings and christenings with over 50 guests only with prior approval by Health Ministry , 27-08-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 24-08-2020
  • Review of the directive for mandatory use of face masks by the general population , 24-08-2020
  • Decisions of the Council of Ministers for the management of the coronavirus pandemic , 21-08-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - All other countries except those in categories A and B (From 20/08/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 20-08-2020
  • Places where the use of a mask is mandatory by the general population , 20-08-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - Group of countries Α and Β (From 20/08/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 20-08-2020
  • New maximum price for conducting a laboratory test for COVID-19 , 20-08-2020
  • Compulsory repeat of the COVIC-19 laboratory test for passengers arriving from Category C countries , 12-08-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 11-08-2020
  • Instructions and precautionary measures against the new coronavirus in health providing areas , 05-08-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 04-08-2020
  • Applicable measures for passengers coming from each country category , 04-08-2020
  • Press announcement by the Ministry of the Interior on obtaining a Special Entry Permit to the Republic of Cyprus , 03-08-2020
  • Greece is being moved to category B as of 6 August 2020 , 02-08-2020
  • Places where the use of a mask is mandatory by the general population , 01-08-2020
  • Opening statement by the Minister of Health Mr Constantinos Ioannou at the press conference about the new developments regarding COVID-19 , 31-07-2020
  • Announcement by the Ministry of Transport concerning passengers travelling to Cyprus from the UK as of 1 August , 31-07-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - All other countries except those is categories A and B (From 01/08/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 31-07-2020
  • Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for COVID-19 - Group of countries Α and Β (From 01/08/2020 00:00 Cyprus time GMT+3) , 31-07-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 28-07-2020
  • """Help Desk to support the electronic platform CyprusFlightPass""""""""""" , 28-07-2020
  • UK falls under Category B as of 1 August 2020 , 27-07-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 20-07-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 14-07-2020
  • 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+3) , 09-07-2020
  • Maximum number of persons at gatherings increased , 09-07-2020
  • 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+3) , 06-07-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 03-07-2020
  • Isolation at home for cases of the COVID-19 disease or their close contacts and arrivals in Cyprus from category C countries , 01-07-2020
  • Update of the maximum number of persons served at catering establishments , 30-06-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 29-06-2020
  • First COVID-19 treatment recommended for EU authorisation , 26-06-2020
  • Obtaining a Cyprus Flight Pass through the electronic platform cyprusflightpass.gov.cy , 19-06-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 19-06-2020
  • Arrangements for maximum number of persons at social gatherings in houses and public spaces , 19-06-2020
  • Travel advice for Cypriot citizens issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , 12-06-2020
  • Special arrangements for discharging duties applicable to vulnerable groups are abolished , 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
  • Maximum number of persons served in catering outlets , 10-06-2020
  • Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19 , 10-06-2020
  • EMA receives application for conditional authorisation of first COVID-19 treatment in the EU , 09-06-2020
  • Gradual lift of restrictive measures on flights to and from the Airports of Larnaca and Paphos , 08-06-2020
  • Latest data support continued use of ACE inhibitors and ARB medicines during COVID-19 pandemic , 05-06-2020
  • Flights to Cyprus from countries that do not fall under Categories A or B , 05-06-2020
  • 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 , 05-06-2020
  • Clarification for premises that cannot reopen as of 9 June 2020 , 04-06-2020
  • The Council of Ministers has decided the further easing of restriction measures , 03-06-2020
  • Clarifications on the maximum number of persons allowed at mass gatherings , 03-06-2020
  • Decisions by the Minister of Labour on the implementation of Special Schemes for combatting the consequences of the COVID-19 virus , 01-06-2020
  • 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
  • Announcement by the Ministry of Transport on the abolition of compulsory quarantine at hotels , 25-05-2020
  • Procedure to be followed for repatriated persons in the Republic of Cyprus , 25-05-2020
  • No changes to the planning for the reopening of certain businesses and sectors , 25-05-2020
  • Clarifying instructions by the Ministry of Education on the reopening of Private Institutes/Private Educational Centres , 25-05-2020
  • Decree on flight ban renewed , 25-05-2020
  • Epidemic risk assessment of countries regarding COVID-19 , 24-05-2020
  • New support measures for the economy in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic consequences , 22-05-2020
  • 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
  • Group or individual sport activity/exercise in outdoor areas allowed for up to 10 people , 21-05-2020
  • The Council of Ministers affirms launching of second phase of easing of restrictions with minor modifications , 19-05-2020
  • Special citizens’ groups referred for Covid19 testing , 19-05-2020
  • Statements by the Finance Minister regarding the withdrawal of the bill on state guarantees – Council of Ministers , 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 , 08-05-2020
  • New package to support economy in response to COVID-19 pandemic , 07-05-2020
  • Sampling begins for 6 000 construction workers , 06-05-2020
  • Groups of patients/citizens redirected to Public Health Medical Centres to take the laboratory test for the new coronavirus , 05-05-2020
  • Mask use: when it should be used and by whom , 30-04-2020
  • Clarifications on the movement of citizens for purposes of exercise and care of people belonging to vulnerable groups , 30-04-2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • Address by the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades on the gradual easing of covid-19 lockdown measures , 29-04-2020
  • Groups of citizens with the higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 , 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
  • Government begins random sample tests of 800 persons among the general public , 23-04-2020
  • 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
  • Fourth batch of medical equipment and consumables arrives from China , 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
  • Clarifications about molecular tests for COVID-19 on employees , 22-04-2020
  • Additional measures to support employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis , 21-04-2020
  • Procurement process for the supply of 9 million masks completed , 16-04-2020
  • 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
  • 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 Labour to support workers and businesses due to COVID-19 , 15-04-2020
  • Compulsory sample tests for employees in retail trade companies which supply foodstuff and drinks and at nursing homes , 15-04-2020
  • Extraordinary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Citizen Services Centres , 15-04-2020
  • 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
  • Instructions for precautionary measures and personal protection in a community against infection from COVID-19 virus , 14-04-2020
  • 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
  • Announcement by the Presidency of the Republic on the program of gradual and controlled repatriation , 13-04-2020
  • Statements by the Finance Minister after the meeting the President of the Republic had with party leaders , 13-04-2020
  • Validity of residence permits for seasonal employment extended by three months , 10-04-2020
  • 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
  • Call centre service for citizens who cannot use the 8998 text messaging service for the movement by way of exception , 09-04-2020
  • Planning in place for ensuring proper response by public and private hospitals , 08-04-2020
  • Cumhurbaşkanı Sn. Nikos Anastasiadis'in coronavirüs ile mücadele çerçevesinde alınan tedbirler ile ilgili basın toplantısında yaptığı açıklama Cumhurbaşkanlığı Sarayı , 08-04-2020
  • Monitoring the COVID-19 virus is expanding through additional laboratory tests among the general public , 08-04-2020
  • Statement by the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades on the Council of Ministers' decisions regarding COVID-19 , 08-04-2020
  • Joint statement of the Minister of Health of Cyprus Mr Constantinos Ioannou and the Ambassador of Israel in Cyprus Mr Shmuel Revel , 07-04-2020
  • The Shipping Deputy Ministry thanks MSC Shipmanagement Ltd for its donation of 106 000 surgical masks and 100 000 gloves , 06-04-2020
  • Electronic application form for withdrawal cancellation replacement of applications submitted to the Ministry of Labour Welfare and Social Insurance , 06-04-2020
  • The Foreign Ministry calls on those wishing to repatriate to express interest through the connect2cy platform , 06-04-2020
  • EMA provides recommendations on compassionate use of remdesivir for COVID-19 , 03-04-2020
  • Extension of measures to protect elderly and vulnerable groups announced by the Labour Ministry , 03-04-2020
  • Customer Service by Social Insurance Services within the framework of measures to mitigate the spread of COVID -19 , 03-04-2020
  • Guidelines for the disinfection of healthcare and non-healthcare settings , 03-04-2020
  • The Parcel24 service in the fight against the coronavirus , 03-04-2020
  • Disinfection procedure of businesses premises which provide services to the public , 03-04-2020
  • Ιnformation by the Ministry of Labour Welfare and Social Insurance for people with disabilities on the measures taken to tackle coronavirus , 02-04-2020
  • Decree by the Minister of Communications on the prohibition of flights as of April 4 2020 at 12.00 am Cyprus time , 02-04-2020
  • Update on treatments and vaccines against COVID-19 under development , 02-04-2020
  • COVID-19: chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine only to be used in clinical trials or emergency use programmes , 02-04-2020
  • Ministry of Health has received a donation from People's Republic of China in terms of individual protective equipment , 01-04-2020
  • Modifications to the procedure for an approval of movement by way of exception , 01-04-2020
  • Foreign Ministry launches online platform and calls on Cypriots abroad to register , 31-03-2020
  • Ministerial Council decision increases to €300 the fine for violators of the Law on Vaccination , 31-03-2020
  • Maximum number of persons in vehicles during travel , 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
  • Foreign Ministry announces cooperation with network of doctors to respond to medical needs of Cypriots abroad , 31-03-2020
  • Government bank account details for donations regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic , 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
  • Minister of Health to issue new decree under the Quarantine Law Act , 30-03-2020
  • Announcement of the Ministry of Labour Welfare and Social Insurance for the Special Leave for Child Care , 30-03-2020
  • Information by the Ministry of Labour Welfare and Social Security on the Special Sick Leave Allowance , 30-03-2020
  • Special Scheme for Complete Suspension of Business by the Ministry of Labour Welfare and Social Security , 30-03-2020
  • 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
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports Cypriot students abroad , 29-03-2020
  • Press release by the Labour Ministry regarding the Special Allowance for Self-employed Persons , 29-03-2020
  • Press release by the Labour Ministry regarding the Special Unemployment Allowance for Employees , 29-03-2020
  • Press release issued by the Ministry of Labour with regard to the application for the Special Sick Leave Allowance , 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
  • Measures taken after the confirmation of new cases of coronavirus at Lefkosia and Larnaka General Hospitals , 24-03-2020
  • Announcement by UNFICYP on measures to prevent potential spread of coronavirus in Cyprus , 24-03-2020
  • Ministry of Labour launches website for Support Program for coping with effects of COVID-19 , 24-03-2020
  • Announcement by the Ministry of Communications and Works –Passengers using the public transport must have in their possession the necessary documents , 24-03-2020
  • Operation of Public Hospitals on the basis of a Decree published by the Ministry of Health , 23-03-2020
  • Application for the issuance of an absence from work Certificate for Public Health Reasons , 23-03-2020
  • 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
  • Vulnerable groups – Only with identification or proof of condition entrance to supermarkets between the hours 7-10 a.m. , 21-03-2020
  • Application for a medical certificate for Public Health reasons , 20-03-2020
  • 1412 call center begins operation for information on Coronavirus disease , 20-03-2020
  • Operation of Pubic Hospitals on the basis of a Decree published by the Ministry of Health , 20-03-2020
  • Special arrangements by the Shipping Deputy Ministry for the provision of services during the COVID-19 outbreak , 20-03-2020
  • 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
  • Joint Press Release by the Ministry of Health the Health Insurance Organization and the Cyprus Medical Association — Guidelines to citizens , 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Cyprus Post announces the suspension of acceptance and dispatch of postal items to certain countries , 16-03-2020
  • Announcement by the Cyprus Post on the suspension of postal services , 16-03-2020
  • 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
  • Cumhurbaşkanı Nikos Anastasiadis’in olağanüstü Bakanlar Kurulu toplantısının ardından yaptığı basın açıklaması - Τούρκικα , 15-03-2020
  • Statement by the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades following the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers , 15-03-2020
  • Clarifying Information by the Ministry of Interior for travellers regarding evidence , 14-03-2020
  • Updated travel advice regarding the new coronavirus in force from 15 March 2020 onwards , 14-03-2020
  • İçişleri Bakanlığının özgür bölgeler ve işgal altındaki bölgeler arasındaki giriş çıkışlara yönelik talimatları -Turkish , 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
  • 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
  • Updated travel advice regarding the Coronavirus in force on 14 March 2020 onwards , 13-03-2020
  • Serving the public at the Office of the Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights , 13-03-2020
  • ОБРАЩЕНИЕ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА РЕСПУБЛИКИ КИПР НИКОСА АНАСТАСИАДИСА ПО ПОВОДУ МЕР ПРИНИМАЕМЫХ В СВЯЗИ С РАСПРОСТРАНЕНИЕМ КОРОНОВИРУСА – Russian , 13-03-2020
  • Cumhurbaşkanı Sn. Nikos Anastasiades’in koronavirüse karşı açıkladığı tedbirler – Turkish , 13-03-2020
  • The President of the Republic addresses the Cyprus people on the issue of Coronavirus , 13-03-2020
  • 1450 Call center begins operation for citizens seeking information on coronavirus , 13-03-2020
  • """- الاجراءات التي أعلنها الرئيس اناستاسياديس لمواجهة فيروس كورونا Arabic""""""""""" , 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