In Cyprus ban on unnecessary movement set from 06.00 pm of March 24, 2020 until April 13, 2020.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades addressed the people of Cyprus on the issue of Coronavirus. Ban on unnecessary movement set from 06.00 pm of March 24, 2020 until April 13, 2020.
Finland suspends the reception and processing of ordinary visa and residence permit applications in the missions
Owing to the coronavirus outbreak, Finland, in line with the rest of the Schengen countries, has suspended the reception of normal visa applications in Finland’s missions with immediate effect from 19 March until further notice.
Cyprus has announced new entry restrictions
The Cypriot authority PIO (Press and Information Office) issued on 15 March a press release listing the categories of travelers who are eligible to enter Cyprus. The current procedure is that travelers in those given categories must have a negative corona test certificate with them upon arrival. Also, all travellers have to spend two weeks in quarantine issued by the cypriot authorities. This rule will come in force on 16.3.2020 at 6 p.m. The press releases can be found in the links below:
Telephone helplines opened by the Cypriot authorities following the coronavirus
The Cypriot authorities have informed on 13 March about opening a second telephone helpline number 1450 for inquiries regarding the coronavirus. NOTE! The helpline 1420 should only be called if the symptoms resemble the ones of coronavirus.
Coronavirus advice for travellers: Ministry for Foreign Affairs monitors coronavirus situation
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Finland’s Missions are monitoring the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in cooperation with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), and they are in constant contact with key actors with regard to the situational picture and any necessary measures.
Updated Visa Code to apply from 2 February 2020
The EU is revising its Visa Code in order to facilitate visa procedures for travellers and to respond more effectively to the challenges posed by illegal migration. Finland will start applying the new Visa Code on 2 February 2020 together with other Schengen countries.
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