Health Alert: Cyprus

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: 

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.

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  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 with detailed information to request an urgent appointment.  

Previous Health Alerts are also available on our websiteThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Cyprus: Avoid All Travel.   

Actions to Take: