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Visits to Cyprus should be considered safe
2003-03-31 17:40:46

ANNOUNCEMENT DATED 28/3/03
CYPRUS IS FAR AWAY FROM THE MILITARY OPERATIONS IN IRAQ

In view of the current situation in Iraq, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus announces the following:

Cyprus has not been directly affected by the war, and visits to the island should be considered safe for tourism, as well as for the use of its international airports for stop-over flights.

There is no serious reason for concern, because Cyprus is far away from military operations.

The Government and competent authorities of the Republic follow closely the situation and assure those wishing to visit the island for vacation or other reasons that life in Cyprus continues as usual.

According to the latest travel advice issued by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, concerning Cyprus as a destination, ?The vast majority of visits to Cyprus are trouble free. Cyprus is not directly affected by the situation in Iraq.?

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