Cyprus has extended its initial travel and permit restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points:

  • Until April 17, all passenger flights into Cyprus are prohibited.
  • The travel suspension does not apply to (1) cargo flights, (2) non-passenger flights to Cyprus to carry people out of the country, (3) flights of humanitarian nature, or (4) flights for emergency circumstances, provided the relevant authorities authorize the travel.
  • Alien employment approvals will occur automatically and will be active for one year, so it is not necessary to send applications. Approvals will be sent to employers as well. An extension of current foreign employment contracts will be granted until the approval that will be sent has expired.

Analysis & Comments: Cyprus implemented travel and permit restrictions last month, which were initially in force until April 4. The response to COVID-19 continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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