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Coronavirus: Documents needed to enter Cyprus after travel restrictions imposed

The interior ministry has issued clarifications for travellers on what type of documents they need to present to be allowed entry to the country following the travel restrictions announced on Friday.

It also issued clarifications on what documents must be presented for those wishing to use the crossings between the two communities.

The interior ministry repeated that any citizen of any nationality not belonging to the categories below is prohibited from entering the Republic of Cyprus as of 1:00 am of March 15, 2020 and up until 1:00 am of March 30, 2020.

In order to allow access through the legal entry points to the Republic (airports and ports) the following evidence is required, without which entry will be prohibited:

  • Cypriot citizens

Travel Documents

  • Legal residents in the Republic of Cyprus.

MEU 1,2,3 certificate (yellow slip), or utility bill in the name of the person concerned, for all nationals of European Union member states.

For third-country nationals, employment permit is required.

  • Nationals of European Union member states working in the Republic

MEU 1,2,3 or certificate and/or documentary evidence of the Social Security Services, or employer certificate

  • Third-country nationals working in the Republic

Employment permit

  • Nationals of countries in a designated diplomatic service or mission, pursuant to bilateral or international conventions

Diplomatic ID or for those who do not hold a diplomatic ID, a non-diplomatic card or certificate of the competent authority regarding the reasons for their presence in the Republic of Cyprus.

  • Individual cases of European Union member state nationals and third-country nationals for unavoidable professional obligations

Certificate from the competent Ministry of the Republic of Cyprus on the basis of the scope of the visit.

  • Nationals of European Union member states or third-country nationals attending educational institutions in the Republic of Cyprus

For nationals of European Union member states, presentation of student ID and for third-country nationals, presentation of student ID and student residence permit.

As regards crossings, the ministry said that as of 1 am of March 15,  and up until 1am of March 30, entry is allowed only for persons belonging in the below categories:

  • Cypriot citizens (Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots)
  • Legal residents in the areas under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus
  • Nationals of countries in a designated diplomatic service or mission, pursuant to bilateral or international conventions

It said that nationals of European Union member states must present travel documents proving entry from legal points of entry and utility bills proving their legal residence.

Third-country nationals must present travel documents proving entry from legal points of entry and residence permit in the Republic.

For those in diplomatic service, they must present a diplomatic ID. Those who do not hold a diplomatic ID must present a non-diplomatic card or certificate of the competent authority regarding the reasons for their presence in the Republic of Cyprus.

“It should be noted that in all cases, the advice of the Ministry of Health should be followed, which include self-isolation and self-monitor for a period of 14 days from arrival,” the interior ministry said.

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