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On the basis of the favourable conditions prevailing in Cyprus in recent days, the Epidemiological Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Health emphasises that there must not be any relaxation on the part of the citizens of the various protection measures, which are necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The exquisite and richly historical embroidered lace linens of Lefkara village are the first traditional Cypriot product to be officially certified for values of authenticity and heritage by the Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS), of which the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism is also a stakeholder.

Ryanair announced two new routes from Cyprus to the Netherlands and Poland, commencing  August 03 as part of its extended summer 2020 schedule.

Based on the objectives of the Cyprus National Tourism Strategy 2020-2030, the Deputy Ministry of Tourism has announced an open tender for the purchase of services of specialised consultants / designers, with the aim of sustainable tourism development of the wider area of Polis Chrysochous and Tillyria and the establishment of a  tourist identification.

The Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth announced that the South Eastern European Cinema Network (SEE) launched a contest between its member-states for the funding of Development Projects for Feature Films.

New actions have recently been completed in the framework of the Larnaca Tourism Board’s ‘Enriching and Greening the Larnaca Beaches’ Programme.  

The Deputy Ministry of Tourism in Cyprus  has announced that the amending law, which refers to the regulation on the establishment and operation of hotels and tourist accommodations (Amending) Law of 2020, includes, among other things, the addition of provisions for the creation of registers for the registration of self-employed ‘Self-Service (sharing economy) accommodation establishments’.

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) expressed its deep disappointment that, despite repeated appeals and proposals from the international shipping Industry, there is a delay from governments around the world in finding practical solutions to the very serious issue of crew changes and repatriation of seafarers with expired contracts, in many cases beyond three months, bringing seafarers and the Shipping Industry on the verge.

Following the decrees published by the Government of Cyprus and the measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Cyprus Passengers Survey, which provides data on tourist arrivals, revenue from tourism and the returns of residents of Cyprus from a trip abroad, was not conducted in May of this year.

Statement by Costas Kadis, minister of the environment, Cyprus, on the announcement of the European Commission concerning the quality of bathing waters for 2019.

“The European Commission {recently} announced the final results concerning the quality of bathing waters across Europe. This is the annual evaluation of European bathing areas, which shows how well the environmental protection measures are applied, allowing the citizens to make sound decisions with regard to the bathing areas they will choose in Europe.