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Latest Cyprus Government Measures to tackling Coronavirus, 24 March 2020 – Employee Company Confirmation

The Minister of Interior and the Innovation Deputy Minister have just held a press conference, during which, they officially presented:

  1. the relevant form (see link below “Form A”, both officially in Greek as well as in English as translated by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber) that employees who are still required to travel from their homes to their office workplace for work purposes after 18:00 hours today will need to have with them either in a printed form or on their mobiles so if asked by the authorities they can present same.  As you can read, this standardised Form does not differ much from the sample one we have prepared and sent you earlier this morning,
  2. the relevant form (see link below “Form B”, both officially in Greek as well as in English as translated by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber) that will need to be filled in by any person who individually might need to travel outside his/her residence after 18:00 hours today for the specific (exempted) reasons mentioned in our email message of yesterday evening (see below).  Alternatively for this purpose, instead of having to fill in Form B, persons might send an SMS message to the number 8998, without any charge, in accordance with the procedure prescribed in the relevant attachment herewith, for which they will receive an electronic approval back.  It is also mentioned that this travel “permission” will be applicable for 3 hours only.

It is once again stressed that for any of the above cases, employees/persons should have with them either their Identity Card or Passport and the completed form (either Form A or Form B).  In the case that more than one person is traveling together in one car (on this, the Government strongly suggests that no more than 2 persons should travel together in one car) both persons should have either Form A or Form B with them.

Both Ministers mentioned that the authorities (ie police) will enforce with leniency the above mentioned procedures the first few days, in order to allow affected persons to get accustomed to same.

Annex for SMS Instructions

Form A – English

Form A – Greek

Form B – English

Form B – Greek