Britons rushing back home as UK imposes mandatory quarantine for passengers from Cyprus

Britons vacating in Cyprus or visiting relatives are rushing back home as UK introduces tomorrow a mandatory quarantive of 14 days for passengers from the island.

Cyprus News Agency learned that a lot of Britons are trying to board a flight back home, following an announcement of the new measure last Thursday.

Eight arrivals at Larnaka airport and 20 at Paphos airport are scheduled for today. Eight departures are scheduled from Larnaka for various airports in the UK and the number of passengers is 1, 659. Another 20 departures are set from Paphos.

The last few days 50% of all arrivals and departures is from or to the UK at both airports of the island.

Today and tommorow a total of 6 carrier airlines have scheduled flights to and form Cyprus. These are: British Airways, Easy jet,  Wizz,  Ryan Air, Jet 2 and Tui.

CNA has learned that Cyprus authorities are in touch with the UK in an attempt to secure a new assessment of the epidemiological situation in Cyprus in the next 2 weeks.

According to figures, between October 26-November 1 the number of flights to and from the UK are 91 (41 arrivals and 50 departures) for Larnaka airport and 113 for Paphos (55 arrivals and 58 departures).

In August when UK was removed to category B based on epidemiological data, a total of 74,521 passengers arrived or departed Cyprus from both airports. In September this number was 116,621 and between 1-29 October, 117,114.