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13-03-2020 23:52

Measures announced by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Μr Nicos Anastasiades, with regard to tackling Coronavirus

A. From 1 a.m. of 15 March and for a period of 15 days in the first phase, the prohibition of entry to any citizen - regardless of nationality - who does not fall into the following categories:

•  Cypriot citizens.

•   Legal residents in the Republic of Cyprus.

•   European nationals or third-country nationals working in the Republic.

•    Nationals of countries who are in a designated diplomatic service or mission under bilateral or international conventions.

•    Individual cases of European nationals or third-country nationals for unavoidable professional obligations, provided that the relevant authorization has been obtained from the competent Ministry.

  • European or third country citizens attending educational institutions in the Republic of Cyprus.

 B. 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 or mission under bilateral or international conventions.

I appeal to all Cypriots to use the crossing points when absolutely necessary.

C. The suspension of classes in public and private educational institutions of the country is extended until 10 April.

I would like to stress that during the suspension of operation of public educational institutions, the competent Ministry of Education will take measures to ensure that the curriculum is covered.