COVID 19 – Announcement of the Minister of Health Mr. Michalis Hadjipandelas on the decisions of the Council of Ministers, 12/01/2022

Revised measures have been announced today by the Minister of Health Mr. Michalis Hadjipantelas as follows (full statement in Greek here):

  1. from January 17 to February 16, 2022, the integration of the measure “test to stay” in Primary and Secondary education, with the aim of schools to remain in operation and to detect in a timely manner the positive cases of coronavirus. Close contacts of confirmed cases that have no history of vaccination, instead of being restricted, will undergo a daily rapid antigen test (Rapid test) for a period of 5 days. This decision concerns only the students and the Rapid test will be carried out by the mobile units of the Ministry of Health that will visit the schools.
  2. from 13 January 2022, the lifting of the ban on visits to nursing homes and enclosed structures, with entry to these areas only allowed to persons who have completed their vaccination program and have not passed the period of 7 months, or hold a certificate of illness of COVID and the 90 days have not elapsed, or they have received the booster / 3rd dose, provided that they have a negative rapid antigen test on the same day.
  3. from 14 January at 5:00 am, as accepted for travel purposes to the Republic of Cyprus, either a 72-hour PCR laboratory test or a 24-hour Rapid antigen detection test. In addition, in case of positive cases, at least 10 days must have passed from the date of positive sampling to travel to the Republic of Cyprus. It is reminded that until January 31, 2022, all passengers over 12 years of age must undergo a PCR laboratory test upon arrival at the airports of the Republic of Cyprus and within 72 hours of arrival, Rapid antigen test (Rapid test), with the exception of those receiving the booster / 3rd dose of vaccine.
  4. the extension of all existing measures until 31 January 2022