Omicron-Driven Airline Cancellations Don’t Affect Cyprus Yet

December 27, 2021

NICOSIA – Cancellations of thousands of flights around the world because airline staff was infected with the Omicron Variant of COVID-19 has not hit Cyprus yet where there were no disruptions so far.

Hermes Airports, which operates the facilities on the island, told the Cyprus News Agency that the airports were still functioning as normal as could be during the lingering pandemic, although worries are that Omicron will spread.

Cypriot health officials said the majority of the dozens of known Omicron cases who were detected on the island this month were linked to air travel, however, showing the mode of tranportation is a carrier.

In early December the Cabinet approved a measure until early January that requires mandatory molecular tests on all arriving passengers aged 12 and above regardless of country of departure and vaccination or recovery history.


NICOSIA - While Cypriot airports are less affected by air travel turmoil because of a shortage of pilots and staffs on international airlines – despite massive subsidies given the industry – Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios suggested Cypriots not to travel in July and August.

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