The new measures which were announced by the Minister of Health Michalis Hadjipantelas last Thursday to curb the spread of COVID-19, including compulsory PCR tests by all travelers upon their arrival into Cyprus, are in effect as of Monday.
Hadjipantelas announced the new measures following a Cabinet meeting last Thursday.
In particular, from Monday 6 December to 10 January, all passengers arriving into Cyprus will undergo a compulsory PCR test with a 15-euro charge.
From 6 December until the end of the month, 20% of the staff at companies or organizations, except essential services will have to work remotely.
The National Guard will suspend calling reservists and national guardsmen to report for compulsory military reservist duty from 6 December until 28 February.
All Christmas and other gatherings both inside and outside shopping malls will be suspended from 6 December to 10 January.
Any other events organized by municipalities, communities and places of religious worship can take place provided local authorities and organizers are responsible for observing all health protocols.
The Cabinet also recommended school excursions not to be organized by private parties. School excursions have already been suspended by previous decisions.