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IMPORTANT – Latest Measures announced by the Cyprus President with regard to tackling Coronavirus, 23 March 2020

The President of the Republic has announced at 20:30 hours this evening, a series of additional measures to combat Coronavirus pandemic in Cyprus, the main ones being as follows:

Prohibition of unnecessary travel from 18:00 hours on 24 March 2020 until 13 April 2020 unless it relates to travel:

To and from workplace

  1. To obtain essential / day-to-day supplies (ie from supermarkets, petrol stations etc)
  2. Visit a doctor or go to a pharmacy.
  3. To a bank if electronic transaction is impossible.
  4. To assist fellow citizens who are unable to self-serve or to groups that need self-protection or are in self-restraint and / or quarantine areas.
  5. First and second degree relatives who attend ceremonies such as funerals, weddings and christenings and do not exceed 10 persons.
  6. Movements for physical activity or for the needs of the pet, provided they do not exceed two persons and are confined to areas adjacent to their home.

Those persons who should travel must, in any event, carry an identity card and additional proof of purpose for their movement. Details on relevant checks that would be carried out by the authorities to verify the above exceptions, will be announced by the competent authorities. 

In addition from 18:00 hours on 24 March, 2020 until 13 April 2020, the following public areas shall be closed:

  1. Parks.
  2. Playgrounds.
  3. Open sports grounds.
  4. Public meeting places, including squares, dams, excursions, beaches, marinas.

All retail businesses shall suspend their operations, except those included in a relevant Decree to be issued by the Minister of Health within the day.

It is reminded that, despite the Government recommendation to all business in Cyprus to apply as much “working from home” as possible , these new measures do NOT mean that shipping or shipping related companies in Cyprus have to cease their operations.

The popular markets, bazaars and street vending shall be closed.

It is forbidden for citizens to attend religious places, such as churches, mosques or other places of worship.

It is also stressed that, in addition to any other criminal liability, offenders will be charged an out-of-court fine of 150 euros.