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Coronavirus: Advice to travellers changes again, UK, most of Greece in category 3

The Health Ministry on Tuesday issued new instructions for passengers who have travelled in the past 14 days  — the second change within the day.

It has now moved the UK and most of Greece from category two (requiring self-isolation) to category 3 (where only self-monitoring is required).

Category 1

Compulsory quarantine at home where possible or premises of the Health Ministry for 14 days after departure from

– Hubei province in China

– Italy

– Iran

– South Korea

Category 2:

Self-isolation at their home or premises of the Health Ministry for 14 days, under telephone monitoring. Avoid close contacts and movements, adhere to basic rules of hygiene, monitoring and contact 1420 in the event of any symptoms for 14 days after departure from

– Rest of China (excluding district of Hubei)

– Japan

– Hong Kong

– Germany

– France

– Spain

–Greece (only prefectures of Achaia, Ilia and Zakynthos)

Category 3:

Self-monitoring and in the case of symptoms contact 1420. Keep basic rules of hygiene, restrict movements to the absolute essential for 14 days after departure from

–– Greece (excluding prefectures of Achaia, Ilia and Zakynthos)

–  United Kingdom

— Switzerland

– Netherlands

– Sweden

– Belgium

– Singapore

All passengers from the first two categories will be taken by immigration to the airports’ health office while at the ports they will remain in their cabins.

The instructions do not apply to passengers who have carried out transit flights, unless they stayed at the location.

Updates are available on  www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus

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