Restriction of movement of citizens - All you need to know (24/03/2020)
The Minister of Health of the Republic of Cyprus on 24th of March at 18:00 issued measures to restrict the movement of citizens in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The measures put in place allow for citizens to step out for very specific reasons, in the case of which the restriction will lifted for a period of 3 hours from the time of approval. Approval will be provided either by text message sent to 8998 free of charge or by completing the required forms (see below for forms in Greek and English) and in 5-10 seconds one will get an approval.
Procedure for sending SMS to the number 8998
[x] space [ID/Passport number] space [postal code] . ex. 1 999999 4103
Where X corresponds to the reason of travelling:
Visit to a pharmacy; blood donation; doctor’s visit
Visit to a store to purchase or supply essential goods/services
Visit to a bank, in the event that electronic transactions are not possible
Absolutely necessary visits to government agencies or services of the wider public sector and the local government
Movement to assist people who are unable to provide for themselves or who must be protected or have been placed in self-isolation and/or in quarantine areas
Moving for physical activity or for the needs of a pet, provided that no more than two persons are out at the same time and are confined to areas adjacent to their home
Attending a ceremony (eg funeral, marriage, baptism) by first and second-degree relatives with no more 10 persons gathered
Declaration of any other purpose of movement which may be justified based on the restriction measures.
Form A- CONFIRMATION FOR EMPLOYEE'S MOVEMENT
Form B- DECLARATION OF CITIZEN'S MOVEMENT IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES
Those who try to abuse the system would receive the punishment provided for, that is, a fine of €150.