The second phase of the airports’ opening went smoothly on Saturday with 1,304 passengers from category A countries passing through Larnaca airport.
As part of this phase and to ensure public health, random tests are carried out on passengers. On Saturday, 297 tests were taken, a procedure that will continue on Sunday at both Larnaca and Paphos airports.
The ministry of health has said that around 300 people a day will be tested.
People arriving from category A countries no longer need to bring proof they do not have coronavirus with them. Those coming from category B countries still need to have a Covid test taken within the previous 72 hours.
A total of 13 flights are set to arrive on Sunday at Larnaca from Sofia, Budapest, Bucharest, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, and Vienna. Twelve departure flights are scheduled for Greece, Bulgaria, Israel, and Austria.
Paphos airport will also reopen on Sunday afternoon with the first flight to depart, fro Thessaloniki, at 3 pm. The return flight around four hours later will be the early arrival, and Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos will meet passengers.
A flight later in the evening will leave for Tel Aviv.
Only passengers who are set to travel are allowed to enter the airports.
Category A countries are Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, and South Korea.
Category B countries are Israel, Poland and Romania, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Jordan, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates.