1. Measures aiming to Facilitate the Cross-border Movement of Relief and
1.1. Facilitation for the import of medical equipment.
1.2. Offer relaxation and facilitation according to the Commission’s guidance:
1.3. Automatic electronic notification for the release of cargo by the Customs
2. Measures aiming at Supporting the Economy and Sustaining Supply Chain
2.1. For companies approved for deferred payment of excise duty and VAT, the
2.2. On a temporary basis T2L copies instead of originals are accepted, as long as
2.3. The period for taking goods out of the customs territory without the export or reexport declaration being invalidated by the customs office of export is prolonged.
2.4. Exceptionally during the crisis period and until further notice, when requiring the
A copy of a certificate which is not issued in accordance with any of the
Once the exceptional situation ceases, customs authorities will be
3. Measures aiming at Protecting Customs administrations’ Staff
3.1. Protection and social distancing measures taken by front line officers, in order to
3.2. Staff with chronic illness, pregnant women and parents with children under 15
4. Other Measures
5.1. Further facilitation of the use of electronic payments.
Suspension of flights from all EEA countries and Switzerland
Cyprus has notified a suspension of flights from all EEA countries and Switzerland. Exempt include cargo, ferry, humanitarian, ambulance and repatriation flights to Cyprus.
Start date: 21.03.2020
End date: not available
Entry ban to non-resident citizens and mandatory 14-day quarantine (16.03.2020)
Between 16/3/2020 and 30/4/2020, entry to the Republic of Cyprus will only be granted to Cypriot citizens, legal residents, European or third-country nationals working in Cyprus and a number of exceptional cases. All travelers returning to Cyprus from abroad, regardless of their country of origin, will be placed under a 14-day compulsory quarantine at accommodation facilities designated by the Republic of Cyprus. In addition, passengers arriving in Cyprus must be in possession of a recent medical certificate.
Start date: 16.03.2020
End date: 30.04.2020
Further information: https://www.pio.gov.cy/en/press-releases-article.html?id=12683#flat
On 8 June, the Official Journal of the EU published a list of Member States that decided not to apply certain provisions of Regulation (EU) 2020/698, which lays down specific and temporary measures in view of the COVID‐19 outbreak concerning the renewal or extension of certain certificates, licences and authorisations, and the postponement of certain periodic checks and periodic training in certain areas of transport legislation. Member States involved are as following:
These Member States are added to those whose notification was published on 2 and 3 June: Poland, Latvia, Hungary, Estonia, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Finland, Croatia, Lithuania.
Source: European Commission