Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said he was satisfied with procedures in place at Larnaca airport on Monday when it opened to commercial traffic for the first time since March 21
The first arrivals, a 1030am flight from Tel Aviv with 22 passengers and a 12.10 pm flight from Athens with 140 onboard, were greeted by Karousos. The first flight to leave was an Aegean flight to Athens, which left at 8.00 am.
“All the services of the ministry and other relevant ministries have worked hard to prepare for the opening of the airports,” he said. “It is with great satisfaction that I have observed that the procedures are being followed.”
All passengers entering the airport were wearing masks and had their temperatures taken upon entry.
In total, five arrivals and five departures were scheduled at Larnaca airport.
A flight from Sofia is due at 6.20 pm and another trip, also from Athens, at 11.10 pm.
Airports will, for now, operate following strict guidelines, with only passengers and employees allowed in the buildings.
Flights and passengers are only allowed from a small group of countries, and some travellers need to have a clear Covid-19 test before they arrive.
The government has created a platform (www.cyprusflightpass.com) where documents can be uploaded, and full information found.