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Coronavirus: Flight cancellations continue at Cyprus’ airports

Cancellation of flights to and from Larnaca and Paphos Airports are continuing in the wake of the sweeping new measures adopted by the government to stem the spread of coronavirus, including a ban on arrivals without a special health certificate.

The Cyprus News Agency reports that 23% of the scheduled flights to Larnaca were cancelled on Sunday with a total of 22,500 travelling over the weekend. The airplanes were on average 51% full.

It said that today up until 1.40 am on Tuesday, there will be a total of 32 departures and up to 12.40 tomorrow, a total of 32 arrivals.

There will be flights to and from Larnaca Airport to Athens, Thesaloniki, Sofia, Vienna, Malta, Amman, Dubai, Moscow, Beirut, Munich, Brussels, Bucharest and other destinations.

As regards Paphos Airport, today and through to 5 am tomorrow there will be eight departures and eight arrivals, including Amman, Beirut,  Tel Aviv, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Glasgow and Thessaloniki, the news agency added,

There are no unscheduled repatriation flights to bring passengers to Cyprus before 6 pm today when the new rules requiring the health certificate kick in.

Philenews reports a rush at Athens airport with Cypriots trying to make it home in time with ticket prices soaring.

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