Mandatory quarantine in hotels for people arriving from abroad will end as of May 25, the transport ministry reaffirmed on Saturday.
According to the ministry, people being repatriated to Cyprus from Tuesday and until June 8 will be allowed to go to their residences for self-isolation after a test for coronavirus has been taken and the result issued.
On arrival, they will be taken by bus from the airport to a hotel, where they will be tested. If the result is negative, they can be picked up by friends or relatives and go home to self-isolate.
From Tuesday, May 26, no buses will be provided by the state to transport people from the hotels after the test has been taken. People must make their arrangements to get home.
The ministry stressed relatives, friends, or other drivers would be allowed to take the passengers only after the Covid-19 test is confirmed negative.
Commenting on people in the quarantine hotels already, the ministry said relatives could pick them up as of Monday, or they will be taken from the hotel on buses.