Cyprus on Friday announced details of a Covid-19 vaccination plan for seafarers on any vessel linked to the country.

The announcement came after a senior Cypriot official said in a Capital Link conference on 17 June that the measure applies to crews vessels flying the Cypriot flag and of those managed from the nation.

According to official guidelines published on Friday, to coincide with the Day of the Seafarer, "vaccines will be administered by qualified medical staff to all seafarers working on board Cyprus-flagged ships, irrespective of the location of the vessel, and certificates provided".