Ministry of Health issues a decree for the implementation of the SafePass System in the workplace as part of new measures for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

On 9 July 2021, a Decree of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus “The Quarantine (Determination of Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus) Decree (No. 28) of 2021 (the Decree) entered into force. The Decree rendered the presentation of a SafePass mandatory in all indoor and outdoor venues in the Republic of Cyprus, in gatherings of more than 20 people.

In obtaining a SafePass, any individual aged 12 and above may present one of the following forms of evidence:

  • Vaccination card indicating at least one dose of the vaccine has been received at least 3 weeks prior.
  • Text message by the Ministry of Health that the individual has contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months.
  • A negative COVID-19 Rapid or PCR Test certificate, carried out in the past 72 hours.


Further, the Decree provides that employers shall ensure the compliance of their employees with the abovementioned provisions. This grants employers the legal obligation and authority to verify that all employees are SafePass holders in order to safeguard the health, safety and security in the workplace.

The Decree entered into force on 9 July 2021 at 05:00 a.m. and shall have effect until 31 July at 23:59 p.m.

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