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Cyprus Casinos ‘C2’, the first and only authorised casinos in the Republic of Cyprus, reopened and welcome back guests on June 13 to a safe and pleasant environment, closely adhering to all the relevant guidelines issued by the Minister of Health.

Following close consultation between the relevant/responsible government authorities and the maritime private sector, the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping announced that Cyprus has been chosen and awarded as a location (in the Limassol Moni anchorage) for the layup of currently six technically advanced cruise ships by one of the world’s leading cruise vessel operators, under the support of a local maritime provider.

Starting June 21 of this year, Blue Air announced the reopening of regular flights from Cyprus on the following routes: Larnaca – Athens, Larnaca – Thessaloniki, and Larnaca - Bucharest.

Cyprus Airways announced its revised Summer 2020 flight schedule, after the announcement of the Cyprus government that Larnaca and Paphos airports will reopen on of June 09 of this year and based on the list of countries that government allows to operate flights from.

WIZZ Air, a Hungarian low-cost airline  is establishing its 28th  base at Larnaca International Airport, with two Airbus A320 aircraft arriving in July.

Ryanair's plans to return to 40 percent of normal flight schedules from  July 01 of this year, is a promising prospect for the aviation industry.

Their new return to flight video regarding the health measures is a great tip for all passengers who will be on board a Ryanair flight soon.

Visit www.ryanair.com for more information.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 55,342 in March compared to 169,934 in March 2019, recording a decrease of 67,4 percent.

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry has announced that, based on the outcome of the US Government’s 2019 Annual Report on Port State Control; Cyprus is no longer part of the Targeted Flag List of the United States Coastguard (USCG) in relation to the safety performance of flag administrations.

The three-year average detention ratio of Cyprus for the period 2017-2019 was 0,96 percent compared to an average USCG ratio of 1,08 percent. In 2019, the annual detention ratio of Cyprus ships was reduced to 0,55 percent, down from 1,79 percent in 2018, while the USCG’s 2019 ratio was 1,12 percent.

This enhanced track record is the result of a comprehensive National Shipping Strategy, which the Shipping Deputy Ministry has been implementing since its inception in order to cement its position as one of the world’s top flag administrations and as a leading shipping cluster.

Whilst from a practical point of view, this may lead to fewer inspections for Cyprus vessels at US ports, it adds to the flag’s status as a high-quality flag which is consistently part of the ‘white lists’ of the Paris and Tokyo MoU’s.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passenger Survey, revenue from tourism reached EUR40,2 million in January compared to EUR39,6 million in the corresponding month of 2019, recording an increase of 1,5 percent.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 105,592 in February of this year, remaining constant compared to February 2019, when they reached 105,571.