The first open conference in the coronavirus era was announced to be held in Cyprus from November 8-12, 2021 and will be organized by the Tax Department. It is not ruled out, however, that if epidemiological conditions allow, other conferences will be announced in the meantime.
For a year now, almost all activities related to the organization of conferences have stopped, at least with a physical presence, not only in Cyprus but also in the rest of Europe. In 9 months, however, the 41st annual CATA Technical Conference is scheduled, which will take place in Nicosia and will last five working days (November 8-12).
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The website of the Tax Department provides some information, which will be updated, as mentioned. In particular, it is noted that “at CATA conferences, issues of tax technique and governance are discussed, which concern the tax administrations – members. Commissioners and other senior tax officials are participating, with the contribution of international organizations and the private sector. ” And as the announcement ends, “we look forward to seeing you in Nicosia!”. Useful information posted includes vaccine recommendations. It is specifically noted that “the Ministry of Health in Cyprus, although not mandatory but optional, recommends to conference participants and spouses visiting Cyprus to check in their country of residence if they need to boost their diphtheria vaccines. , tetanus, pertussis (adult type) and hepatitis A and B, based on an established vaccination program in their country “. For the COVID vaccine there is no report except that “participants and spouses who belong to a high-risk group or are over 65 years of age are recommended to be vaccinated against the flu. Note “, adds” that Cyprus is not a country at high risk for endemic diseases “.
Apart from the conference and the speeches, there is also the most relaxed program for the delegates' wives and the acquaintance with Cyprus. Although it sounds strange now, due to the situation with COVID and the restrictions, in November the picture is described completely differently. Excursion to Lefkara, walk to Finikoudes, to the castle of Larnaca and to the Byzantine church of Agios Lazaros. The next day there is an excursion to Limassol, the medieval castle, the Limassol marina, Fasouri and the archeological site of Kourion. And of course, a walk in old Nicosia and the archeological museum.