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Coronavirus: Three flights depart from Larnaca on Thursday (Updated)

Larnaca airport

Three flights departed from Larnaca on Thursday, carrying foreign nationals back to their countries.

A total of 103 people left for Kiev at 9.30am, while another flight departed for Oslo at 1.45pm, carrying 188 people.

A Lufthansa flight departed at 4.10pm for Frankfurt with 130 passengers.

A British Airways flight scheduled to depart at 6.25pm from London Heathrow with Larnaca as its destination was cancelled. Another British Airways flight from Larnaca to Heathrow which was going to leave at 7.20pm was cancelled as well.

Three flights arrived on Wednesday from Moscow, Belgrade and Athens carrying 61 people and left with 248 people.

From 3am on March 21 a decree by the transport minister went into effect banning scheduled passenger flights for 14 days.

The ban excludes flights without passengers arriving to carry people wishing to return to their home countries, humanitarian flights or other individual flights in cases of emergency and after first obtaining the special authorisation of the minister of transport.

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