Daily Archives: September 1, 2020

COVID19: Cyprus shortens test-free travel list

There are now just 11 countries on Cyprus’ safe travel list from which travellers do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test to gain entry.   The ‘safe list’ is getting shorter as Cyprus has demoted another four countries

COVID19: Economy bleeds €800 mln during pandemic

Cyprus has started licking its wounds in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic as damage to its economy are becoming evident as GDP shrank 11.9% in the second quarter.   Data released by the statistical service give the first indications

Travel agents welcome free museum entry

The Association of Cyprus Travel Agents (ACTA) has welcomed a government initiative for free entry to state museums in an attempt to boost visits and upgrade the overall tourism package.   Nicosia’s new policy on museums is to allow free

COVID19: Turkish Cypriot cases triple since travel ban eased

Authorities in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus reported nine more COVID-19 cases with coronavirus infections spiking after it lifted travel restrictions on 1 July.   The Turkish Cypriot authorities have now reported 226 coronavirus cases after July 1 when

Businesses must accept credit card payments

Cyprus businesses are legally obligated to accept payments with plastic money if they want to avoid being slapped with a hefty fine by the tax authorities.   Retail businesses not accepting payments via credit card will be fined up to

UN closely monitoring Varosha issue

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he is closely monitoring threats to re-open fenced-off Varosha by the Turkish side but wants to help in the resumption of Cyprus reunification talks.   He sent a letter Nicos Anastasiades saying the UN is