The Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that there has been a rise in COVID cases in persons who have traveled outside Cyprus in the past weeks, both tourists and Cypriots alike.
Officials are urging travelers to follow safety instructions while traveling abroad, pointing out that there is a new spread of SARS-COV-2.
According to the Health Ministry, the risks vary depending on the destination and calls on citizens, especially those who fall under the high-risk category, to be extra careful during their travels in order to avoid severe infection and hospitalization.
Travelers are advised to check the instructions and measures in effect in the country of their destination by visiting the following websites:
Re-open EU https://reopen.europa.eu, IATA Travel Centre https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php and CDC COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html.
Additional information can be found on relevant embassies and consulates’ websites or on the country's Health Ministry website.
In case a person has a fever or symptoms such as cough and difficulty breathing, he/she is urged to postpone his/her travel.
During travel abroad, people are urged to follow personal hygiene measures such as wearing a face mask, frequently sanitizing hands and practicing social distancing.
After returning to Cyprus citizens are advised to check for symptoms for 10 days, to isolate in case they have symptoms and to test themselves, while making sure to inform their GPs about their travel abroad.