Secretary Pompeo temporarily waives restrictions on the sale of non-lethal defense articles and services to the Republic of Cyprus

Press Release September 1, 2020 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Republic of Cyprus (ROC) President Nicos Anastasiades on September 1. Secretary Pompeo informed President Anastasiades of his decision to temporarily waive restrictions for FY 2021 on the export, reexport, retransfer, and temporary import of non-lethal defense articles and defense services controlled under …

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Notice of Funding Opportunities: Call for Grant Proposals

  July 17, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Cyprus announces a call for proposals for funding requests between USD $1,000 and USD $5,000 for projects that encourage and promote mutual understanding and collaboration between the United States and Cyprus. We are accepting proposals from individuals and non-profit organizations such as youth or human rights organizations, educators, non-governmental organizations …

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U.S. International Military Education and Training for the Republic of Cyprus

The IMET program promotes regional stability and defense capabilities through professional military education and training. The Republic of Cyprus is an important partner in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The United States is pleased to announce our intention to provide International Military Education and Training (IMET) to the Republic of Cyprus. We look forward to continuing …

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V-E Day marked the turning point towards a democratic, prosperous, and peaceful future

Op-Ed by Ambassador Garber, as published on May 8, 2020 in Phileleftheros, Politis, Alithia, and Cyprus Mail Today is the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe in World War II — “V-E Day.” This is a day to remember and honor the shared sacrifice, enduring commitment, and unflinching bravery of the Allied forces …

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Resource development in the Eastern Mediterranean should promote cooperation

Judith Garber: The United States is deeply concerned by recent reports related to Turkey’s plans. “When we have emerged from this crisis, I am confident that our relationship will become even broader and deeper.” Ambassador Garber’s interview with Phileleftheros, as published by the newspaper on April 26, 2020. Original article in Greek on the Phileleftheros website . U.S. Ambassador …

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We will defeat our shared pandemic enemy and rise stronger in its wake

Op-Ed by Ambassador Garber, as published in Phileleftheros, Kathimerini, Politis, Alithia, Simerini, Sigmalive, and Cyprus Mail The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against Covid-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build …

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Cooperation and transparency is needed to combat COVID-19

Op-ed by Ambassador Garber, as published in Alithia, Cyprus Mail, Kathemerini, Phileleftheros, Politis, and Simerini. The celebrated American author Mark Twain reportedly once said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its boots on.”  That statement is especially true in the 21st Century.  In today’s age of social media, …

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STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy:  go.usa.gov/xduQM. Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 with compatibility view or Google Chrome.

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Updated information on COVID-19 and travel to the United States

On March 11, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation which suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival in the United States. These countries, known as the Schengen Area, include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, …

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