Cyprus Mail

Coronavirus: Flight due from Athens, 357 left on Sunday (updated)

A flight from Athens is scheduled to arrive on Monday evening at Larnaca airport carrying 40 people who were trapped in the Greek capital because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Cyprus Airways flight will land at 8.10pm.

A total of 357 foreigners were evacuated from Cyprus on Sunday with two flights bound for London departing from Paphos airport, while 29 passengers meeting the criteria were allowed to enter the country.

The two flights both left for London Gatwick, while 45 of the 357 passengers crossed from the north to take them.

The two EasyJet flights left at 4pm and 7.25pm carrying mainly British passengers.

One flight arrived in Paphos earlier in the day carrying 29 passengers who met the criteria for entering Cyprus, while a second flight arrived in the airport carrying no passengers.

No flights are scheduled for Monday from Paphos.

A decree banning all flights to Cyprus airports except cargo flights, flights which arrive without passengers or with people who want to return home, or emergency flights authorised by the transport ministry.


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