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It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the website of the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in Pretoria





Your Excellencies, Dear Compatriots, Dear Friends of Cyprus,

This year, in light of the pandemic, we will be celebrating our 60th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Cyprus virtually.

You are invited to share with us the following messages in the attached links by clicking on each image below:

· A Message on behalf of H.E. the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Costas A. Papademas
· A Message on behalf of the Minister of Health of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Dr Zwelini Mkhize
· A Message on behalf of the President of the Cyprus Brotherhood of South Africa, Mr Harry Hajiphilippou
· A Message on behalf of the President of the Hellenic Federation of South Africa, Mr John Philippou








IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
updated on 2 November 2020

The High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in South Africa is informing that due to the current public health measures taken to restrict the spread of COVID-19, the High Commission will not be proceeding with Visa Issuance as of Monday 16 March 2020 until further notice. The High Commission will continuously reassess the situation and inform the public of any change.

TRAVEL ADVICE

Travel Advice issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic on 19/06/2020, last updated 06/10/2020

    For up to date information on travel to Cyprus, kindly click on the below link -

    https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/



    Procedure for travelling to the Republic of Cyprus
      • For Cypriot passport holders who reside permanently in Cyprus and permanent residents in Cyprus irrespective of nationality:

          1. The traveller will need to complete a passenger locator form, and the declarations, for Category C Countries, through the dedicated web electronic platform of the Republic of Cyprus(https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy) in order to obtain the “Cyprus Flight Pass”. One may register for the Pass and save one’s progress but only submit the forms electronically 24hrs prior to departure. Kindly also complete the forms manually so as to present upon arrival in Cyprus. Should a passenger arrive in Cyprus without having registered electronically and completed the forms manually, he or she is liable to a fine of 300.

      • For Cypriot passport holders who are NOT permanent residents of Cyprus, for non-Cypriot passport holders, all other nationalities:
          1. Special Permission to enter the Republic of Cyprus must be requested from the competent authorities in Cyprus in order to enter the country. This can be obtained through the Cyprus Flight Pass website at the following link: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/special-permission . Kindly note that this must be done prior to obtaining the Cyprus Flight Pass. Should one not be granted Special Permission, one is NOT eligible to apply for a Cyprus Flight Pass. One may submit a request for special permission ONLY 14 days prior to departure.

              The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works operates a help desk to assist passengers who intend to travel from abroad to Cyprus and may have queries regarding the use of the e-platform “cyprusflightpass”. The help desk handles queries both by telephone at +(357) 24841234 and in writing through the e-platform via the link https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/contact-us

              The operating hours of the help desk are:

              Monday-Friday 08:00- 22:00 Cyprus time

              Saturday-Sunday 10:00-18:00 Cyprus time



          2. The traveller will need to complete a passenger locator form, and the declarations, for Category C Countries, through the dedicated web electronic platform of the Republic of Cyprus (https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy ) in order to obtain the “Cyprus Flight Pass”. One may register for the Pass and save one’s progress but only submit the forms electronically 24hrs prior to departure. Kindly also complete the forms manually so as to present upon arrival in Cyprus. Should a passenger arrive in Cyprus without having registered electronically and completed the forms manually, he or she is liable to a fine of 300.

    If communication with the High Commission is deemed necessary please contact us on –

    Tel: +2712-3463329 / +2712-3463298
    Email : pretoriaconsulate@mfa.gov.cy / pretorahighcommission@mfa.gov.cy

    In case of Emergency ONLY, you may contact us on - +27 73 694 7428

    We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this regard.

    The High Commission wishes to express its gratitude to P.A.G. for the sanitisation of the premises of the Cyprus High Commission






    ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ ΥΠΟΥΡΓΕΙΟΥ ΕΞΩΤΕΡΙΚΩΝ


    Το Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών ανακοινώνει τη λειτουργία από σήμερα, 31/3/2020, στις 13.00 ώρα Κύπρου, της νέας διαδικτυακής πλατφόρμας για εγγραφή Κυπρίων πολιτών που βρίσκονται στο εξωτερικό, με την ονομασία connect2cy και απευθύνει έκκληση σε όλους τους συμπατριώτες μας που βρίσκονται στο εξωτερικό να εγγραφούν το συντομότερο μέσω της ιστοσελίδας www.connect2cy.gov.cy

    Εν μέσω της παγκόσμιας κρίσης που έχει προκαλέσει η πανδημία του κορωνοϊού COVID-19, η εγγραφή στην πλατφόρμα όλων των Κυπρίων πολιτών που βρίσκονται στο εξωτερικό καθίσταται εξαιρετικά σημαντική, καθώς αναμένεται να ενισχύσει την ικανότητα του Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών να χαρτογραφήσει με ακρίβεια την παρουσία Κυπρίων σε κάθε γωνιά της Γης και να είναι σε θέση στην κρίσιμη συγκυρία που διανύουμε να παράσχει με ακόμα πιο αποτελεσματικό τρόπο προξενική αρωγή στις περιπτώσεις όπου διαπιστώνεται ανάγκη, μέσω και του δικτύου των Διπλωματικών Αποστολών της Δημοκρατίας στο εξωτερικό.

    Με τη λειτουργία της νέας, σύγχρονης πλατφόρμας, που έχει επισπευσθεί λόγω της κρίσης, το Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών εγκαθιδρύει ένα κανάλι άμεσης επικοινωνίας με τους χρήστες, με στόχο την επανασύνδεση των Κυπρίων πολιτών που βρίσκονται στο εξωτερικό με την πατρίδα και την άμεση ενημέρωσή τους για σημαντικά θέματα που τους αφορούν και τους ενδιαφέρουν.

    Η πλατφόρμα connect2cy έχει σχεδιαστεί εξ αρχής σε ευέλικτη και δυναμική βάση και θα συνεχίσει να αναπτύσσεται και να αναβαθμίζεται, σύμφωνα με τις απαιτήσεις της Διαχείρισης Κρίσεων στην εποχή μας.

    Περισσότερες πληροφορίες και τεχνική υποστήριξη μέσω του Εθνικού Κέντρου Διαχείρισης Κρίσεων, στον αριθμό (+357) 22 801000.



      This site is intended primarily to provide user friendly information about Cyprus and the activities of the High Commission in its pursuit of enhancing bilateral relations of the Republic of Cyprus with South Africa and the other ten Southern African countries our Mission is concurrently accredited to (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius and Madagascar). The site has been formed in order to assist the sizable Cypriot communities in the Southern African region by providing them with the best possible consular information.


      The site contains a wide range of information about Cyprus’ history, the Cyprus issue regarding the illegal invasion and still going occupation of part of the country by Turkey, tourist information, consular issues, the overseas Cypriots, trade and business, education and culture, the relations of Cyprus with the European Union and current news from the Cyprus.

      The website also provides useful links to other Cypriot websites for additional information on Cyprus.

      Cyprus has a special relationship with the Republic of South Africa. The site aims also to provide channels of communication between the Diaspora and Cyprus and to provide to our compatriots living in South Africa and in the other countries of our parallel accreditation the best possible consular support.

      Every consular service is explained in detail (Consular Section - Consular Services) and all relevant application forms are available for downloading. The collection of information from our website on various consular services will make these services more efficient and quick.


      The site is intended to also provide Cypriots living in Southern Africa with information regarding upcoming events of the High Commission and the organised communities of the Diaspora in their country of residence, so as to enable them to have frequent contacts between them and to be informed on the local community activities [at the page "Upcoming Events" (Overseas Cypriots)].

      The High Commission has a Facebook page and a Twitter account for better communication with the members of our community. Anyone can have access to the page from our website. Photos from our activities as well as from the activities of the Cyprus Brotherhood of South Africa and the various Hellenic communities in the country can be seen and downloaded.


      We would like to encourage all Cypriots living in the South African region to register with the High Commission through the relevant page of our website (Overseas Cypriots - Registration of the Cypriot Citizens Living in Southern Africa), so as to enable us to contact them in an emergency situation and whenever important information needs to be circulated.


      We hope you will find plenty of useful information on this website.




      Ariadni Government Portal

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      Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus

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      Government Web Portal

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      Study in Cyprus

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      Usurpation of Greek/Cypriot properties

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      Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation

      Yellow Pages

      Ministry of Foreign Affairs

      Cyprus Tourism Organisation

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