Cypriot students and parents of Cypriots studying in northern Italy regions, such as Milano, are mainly those who have contacted the Embassy of Cyprus in Rome so far, after the spread of the coronavirus to areas of Italy.
Cyprus’ Ambassador to Italy Minas Hadjimichail told CNA that so far around ten people have contacted the Embassy, which informs them of the content of travel advice issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus and the advice the Embassy has posted on Twitter.
Cypriots are advised to be cautious, follow the local and international media, observe the instructions of the Italian authorities, and take personal measures to protect themselves.
“Cypriots are advised to be cautious, follow the local and international media, observe the instructions of the Italian authorities, and take personal measures to protect themselves.”
Hadjimichail said that students can leave the areas that have not yet been placed under restriction.
He also said there were about 300 Cypriots residing permanently in Italy, who are not in contact with the Embassy and have not voluntarily registered as Cypriot citizens living abroad or visiting foreign countries. Hadjimichail pointed out that Cypriot tourists are not obliged to inform the Embassy of their whereabouts.
Cypriots who are abroad for any reason can voluntarily register at http://www.oikade.gov.cy and can use the following contacts in case of an emergency:
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus
Ambasciata della Repubblica di Cipro
Via Ludovisi 35
Tel: +39 06 80 88 365-7-9
Fax: +39 06 80 88 338
Office hours: 08:30-16:00 (Monday-Friday)
Outside office hours: tel. 0039 3888961409
Foreign Ministry duty officer: tel. outside office hours 00357 99660129
Foreign Ministry Crisis Management Department: 0035 7 22801000 (24/7)
Foreign Ministry Consular Department: 0035 7 22651113 (07:30/08:30 – 15:00/16:00, Monday-Friday)
For other issues that are not emergencies: 00357 22-651000