On January 8, 2021 the Republic of Cyprus announced further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The announcement is available in English here: https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/uploads/8012021_diloseisYPygeiasEN.pdf
Beginning at 5:00 am on Sunday, January 10 until at least January 31:
- Approval by sending an SMS to 8998 is required to leave one’s residence (people over 65 can use a printed form.) Each resident is permitted two permissions per day. Exceptions are made for activities such as dog-walking, taking children to school, and employment.
- Curfew remains in effect from 09:00pm to 05:00am. Gatherings of more than two people, indoor or outdoor, are forbidden. Weddings and funerals are restricted to no more than 10 people.
- Further details about restrictions, as they develop, can be found on the Republic of Cyprus COVID-19 information website, as well as U.S. Embassy Nicosia’s COVID-19 website.
Suspension of routine Consular operations:
- The U.S. Embassy in Nicosia is only providing emergency services to U.S. citizens. All non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services have been suspended. U.S. citizens in Cyprus who require assistance should email the Embassy at ACSNicosia@state.gov. If you need immediate assistance related to an emergency, such as a death, hospitalization, or you have been a victim of serious crime, you can call the Embassy at +357 22 393939.
- Passport, CRBA, and notarial appointments are available only on an urgent, case-by-case basis. Email ACSNicosia@state.gov with detailed information to request an urgent appointment.
Previous Health Alerts are also available on our website. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Cyprus: Avoid All Travel.
Actions to Take:
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on latest conditions in Cyprus.
- Subscribe/unsubscribe to the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for updates.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.