Off-duty UN peacekeepers banned from north

The UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has banned all off-duty military personnel from going to the north following a ‘drunken romp’ at a Famagusta beach involving British soldiers. A UNFICYP spokesperson

Cyprus opposes EU travel ban for Russians

Cyprus opposes a ban on tourist visas for Russian nationals travelling across the European Union, which the Baltic countries could propose during an informal EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Prague next week. “We issue visas even


COVID19: Ban on unvaxxed lifted

After months of being locked out of hospitality, social events, and sports venues, unvaccinated Cypriot were allowed back in Monday, provided they carry a 24-hour negative coronavirus test. A series of government

Cyprus bans plastic bags from 2023

Environmentalists have welcomed an outright ban on shops offering plastic bags from February 2023 and the immediate prohibition of oxo-degradable bags. They argue the ban on plastic carrier bags provided by supermarkets

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