Cyprus will introduce capital restrictions to prevent an outflow of money when its banks reopen this week but the measures will be "very temporary," President Nicos Anastasiades said this evening.
"The central bank will implement capital controls on transactions," he said in a televised address to the nation.
"I want to assure you that this will be a very temporary measure that will gradually be relaxed."
Anastasiades said the bailout deal reached overnight in frantic talks with the island's partners in the eurozone was "painful" but the best under the circumstances.
Cyprus' rescue deal has sent shivers through southern Europe after a key eurozone figure said it would be a model for future bailouts.
The future is uncertain for the people who must live with the consequences of Cyprus' "painful" bailout deal.
The Dutch Finance Minister has said the bank levy 'bail-in' on large depositors "pushes back the risks" from the rest of the eurozone.