Health Ministry issues updated travel advice due to Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health has announced revised travel advice to travellers concerning the new coronavirus, with effect as of Saturday, 14 March

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The Ministry of Health has announced a revised travel advice to travellers concerning the new coronavirus, with effect as of Saturday, 14 March.

The Ministry of Health has announced revised travel advice to travellers concerning the new coronavirus, with effect as of Saturday, 14 March.

The statement said that the Ministry of Health is revising the travel guidelines regarding persons having travelled within the past 14 days, based on the categorized countries of origin as follows:

Category I: Compulsory isolation under medical supervision (quarantine) at home, if possible, or at premises managed by the Ministry of Health for 14 days since their departure from: Hubei province, China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea.

Category II: Self-isolation, under telephone supervision, at home, or at premises managed by the Ministry of Health (avoidance of close contact and travel, adherence to basic hygiene rules, monitoring and reporting of symptoms by contacting the Coronavirus call centre at 1420) for 14 days since their departure from China (excluding Hubei province), Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Spain, Greece (Prefectures of Achaia, Ilia and Zakynthos), United Kingdom and Switzerland.

Category III: Self-monitoring (adherence to basic hygiene rules and restriction of travelling unless absolutely necessary) and if symptoms occur, contacting the Coronavirus call centre at 1420, for 14 days since their departure from: Greece (excluding Prefectures of Achaia, Ilia and Zakynthos), Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium and Singapore.

Detailed instructions for people who are in self-isolation or in quarantine can be found here: https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/.

All passengers in categories I and II will be directed to the airport medical centre, while passengers in ports will be confined to their cabins.

The guidelines do not apply to travellers carrying out transit flights unless they have resided at the transit stop.

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