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Health Alert: Cyprus
January 8, 2021

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.

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 websiteThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Cyprus: Avoid All Travel.   

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