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All countries of the southern part of Africa that are listed in the Press Release issued by the Ministry of Health on 26 November 2021, namely, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Avoid all non-essential travel.
Travel advice validity period:
From 30/11/2021, 10:00 Cyprus time.
In the light of the latest developments in relation to the identification of a new variant (Omicron) of the coronavirus SARS-COV-2 in a number of countries in the southern part of the African continent, it is recommended that Cypriot citizens avoid, until further notice, all non-essential travel to the following countries: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Citizens of the Republic of Cyprus who are currently located in these countries are encouraged to contact the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in Pretoria (South Africa), and are advised to follow local and international media on the latest developments regarding COVID-19, to adhere to the relevant instructions of authorities locally including restrictions or guidance concerning COVID-19 and to take self-protection measures.
Cypriot citizens who are currently abroad, or intend to travel abroad for any reason, are encouraged to register on the website www.connect2cy.gov.cy.It should be noted that passengers intending to arrive/return to Cyprus will be required to comply with the applicable process, register at https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy and meet the requirements for entry to Cyprus foreseen by relevant Decrees and Decisions of the Council of Ministers.
It is further pointed out that the entry into the Republic of any person who during the last 14 days before his arrival in the Republic either resided or passed through the territory of the countries listed above is governed by the conditions mentioned in the relevant Press Release issued by the Ministry of Health on 26 November 2021.
Relevant decrees, announcements, press releases and information published by the Ministry of Health and other competent Authorities and Services of the Republic of Cyprus, are available from the dedicated website https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/.
In case of an emergency:
Cypriot citizens may contact the numbers below:
High Commission of Cyprus in Pretoria (South Africa)
+27 123463298 (working hours)
+27 817395411, +27 832830433 (outside working hours)
Consular Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
+35 7 22651113 (working hours)
Crisis Management Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
+35 7 22801000 (working hours)