Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been approved to become a citizen of Cyprus, according to a report Monday from Recode.
An October notice in Alithia, a Cypriot publication, apparently announced Schmidt and his family had won approval to become citizens.
Obtaining citizenship from the European nation would give Schmidt the ability to freely enter European Union and skirt some travel bans, according to the report.
Schmidt likely applied for citizenship within the past year, the report said, and his wife, Wendy, and daughter, Sophie, also applied and were approved.
Schmidt was Google's chief executive from 2001 to 2011, before he transitioned to executive chairman of Google and then Alphabet until 2018.
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