Daily Archives: July 28, 2020

Political earthquake as 3 MPs ditch DIKO

Sending political shockwaves, Cyprus centre-right Democratic Party (DIKO) saw three of its 10 MPs, two senior officials walk out in defiance to form their own parliamentary group on Tuesday.   The sudden announcement followed a meeting of President Nicos Anastasiades

New biometric Cyprus passports, ID card backlog

Cyprus will be introducing a new generation of biometric passports from 30 July, replacing the older version but people are having to wait for a new ID card.   The Civil Registry and Migration Department announced that people will be

Cyprus, Britain helping expat residents post-Brexit

Cyprus Residency Planning Group (CRPG) and SSAFA on Tuesday submitted the first batch of residency applications from vulnerable UK nationals to the Interior Ministry.   The two charities are helping British nationals settle their residency status in Cyprus now that

COVID19: Cyprus hotels fear worst August on record

Hoteliers fear they are in for the worst August on record for tourist arrivals with the majority of smaller hotels refraining from reopening even during what is normally the busiest month of the year.   Data collected by website Stockwatch

COVID19: Bulgaria, Algeria taken off safe travel list

From 1 August, Cyprus will be adding the UK to its ‘safe’ list but will not allow entry to visitors from Bulgaria or Algeria after health authorities revised their COVID-19 risk.   These two countries have dropped off category B

COVID19: Cyprus new cases linked to Bulgaria, USA travel and Limassol

Cyprus confirmed another seven new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, involving a returning Bulgarian and a person with a travel history to the US, as well as three more from Limassol, where a spike in the number of infections is worrying