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12-03-2020 19:57

Updated travel advice regarding the Coronavirus effective as of 14 March 2020

Following previous announcements and evaluation by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Advisory Committee of Experts, in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Health announces updated travel advise for persons having travelled within the past 14 days, based on the categorized countries of origin as follows, effective as of 14 March 2020:

Category I: Compulsory isolation under medical supervision (quarantine) at home, if possible, or at premises designated by the Ministry of Health for 14 days from their arrival from: Hubei province, China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea.

Category II: Self-isolation at home, or at premises designated by the Ministry of Health under telephone supervision; avoid close contact and travel, maintain basic hygiene rules, monitor and report symptoms with the Coronavirus call centre at 1420, for 14 days from their arrival from: China (excluding Hubei province), Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Spain, Greece (Achaea, Elis and Zakynthos areas), United Kingdom, Switzerland.

Category III: Self-monitor (adhere to basic hygiene rules, restricting travel unless absolutely necessary) and in case symptoms occur, contact the Coronavirus call centre at 1420 for 14 days from their arrival from: Greece (excluding Achaea, Elis and Zakynthos areas), Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Singapore.

Detailed instructions for people who are in self-isolation or in quarantine can be found here: https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/.

All passengers in categories I and II will be directed to the airport medical centre, while passengers in ports will remain in their cabin.

The instructions do not apply to travelers who make transit flights from the above countries, unless they have resided in the intermediate station.

EH