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Coronavirus: Cypriots awaiting repatriation found refuge in London hotels

At least 15 Cypriots that had travelled to the UK for a few days for medical or professional reasons found temporary are accommodated in West London hotels awaiting repatriation, the CNA reports.

The rooms at one of the hotels were secured at the initiative of the Cypriot owner in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus. 

“I am currently accommodating 14 Cypriot travellers at my hotel who would otherwise have nowhere to stay,” said the hotelier.

The citizens belong to the categories of Cypriots stranded abroad that the government said on Tuesday would be excepted from the travel ban imposed as a measure to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, given that they can prove the reason of their travel to the UK. 

All 14 appear to have obtained the necessary Confirmation from diplomatic authorities, which is required to be allowed entry to Cyprus, and are now looking for a way back.

“The problem is flights. British Airways have cancelled their flights, and Ryanair had no availability today. We are waiting to see whether Cypriot authorities will charter a flight for these people. I have personally reached out to companies who conduct chartered flights to try to get these people home,” the hotelier added.

Read more:

https://in-cyprus.com/coronavirus-mot-says-2-week-flight-ban-will-apply-for-all-countries/

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