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Covid-19

COVID-19 Country Response

COVID-19 epidemic evolution

To find out about the latest status of the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and the most up-to-date statistics on the COVID-19 disease in the country, consult the infographics on the course of the epidemic on the official governmental portal. The website of Daily Cyprus provides daily updates.
For the international outlook you can consult the latest
situation reports published by the World Health Organisation as well as the global daily statistics on the coronavirus pandemic evolution including data on confirmed cases and deaths by country.

Sanitary measures

To find out about the latest public health situation in Cyprus and the current sanitary measures in vigour, please consult the official governmental portal on COVID-19, including the up-to-date information on the containment measures put in place and public health recommendations. The portal also provides the guidelines for citizens (in Greek). The latest guidelines and instructions on movement restrictions and exemptions can be downloaded here.

Travel restrictions

The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new variants, evolves rapidly and differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling. Regularly updated information for all countries with regards to Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place including entry regulations, flight bans, test requirements and quarantine is available on TravelDoc Infopage.
It is also highly recommended to consult COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map provided and updated on the daily basis by IATA.
The US government website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.

The UK Foreign travel advice also provides travelling abroad advice for all countries, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.

Import & export restrictions

The export of all medicines from Cyprus to any other country has been banned. An export license is required to export personal protective equipment outside of the European Union.
For a general overview of trade restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Cyprus on the
International Trade Centre's COVID-19 Temporary Trade Measures webpage.

Economic recovery plan

To know about the economic measures taken by the Cypriot government to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy, please visit the website of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance (MLWSI). A list of the financial measures adopted can be found on the official portal Covid-19.cy (in Greek).
For an overview of the measures, refer to the KPMG website.
The information on the EU’s economic response to COVID-19 and the actions to minimise the fallout on the EU member states’ economies of the COVID-19 outbreak is available on the website of the
European Council.
For the general overview of the key economic policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak (fiscal, monetary and macroeconomic) taken by the
Cypriot government to limit the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Cyprus in the IMF’s Policy Tracker platform.

Support plan for businesses

For the information on the local business support scheme and taxation measures established by the Cypriot government to help businesses to deal with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on their activity, please consult the website of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance (MLWSI), which provides info on the special schemes for the complete and partial suspension of business, as well as for self-employed workers .
Further information on the business support measures can be found on the official portal Covid-19.cy (in Greek).
For a general overview of international SME support policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak refer to the World Bank's Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19.

Support plan for exporters

At the moment the official government sources do not provide any information on the specific programs for Cypriot exporting companies put in place by the national government following the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak. For updated information please consult the website of the Ministry of Finance.
The European Commission adopted a Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the COVID-19 outbreak, which enables short-term export credit insurance to be provided by the State where needed.

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