UPDATED: 19.03.2020 14:54
Two flights have been arranged for Turkish Cypriot students in the UK to be flown back to North Cyprus on with the first one taking off on Friday 20 March.
The students will be flown home via Istanbul onto Ercan when they will be then taken to a student a hotel where they will be staying for 14 days under quarantine.
Speaking to Londra Gazete, Cyprus Paradise manager Kemal Kenan said the firm has organised the charter flight to take the student back home on Friday night and anyone who wishes to do so can contact them directly.
They are also expected to schedule more flights due to the high numbers of students and Turkish Cypriot citizens in the UK that have applied. It is expected a second flight will be taking off on Saturday.
For more detailed information, you can call Mustafa Özbilgehan on 0771945327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mustafa Özbilgehan a member of the UK Turkish Cypriot Students Federation (BKK-TOF) has also said that a form is also available for those who wish to apply – APPLICATION FORM LINK
This comes as it was reported on Monday night some 30 students landed in South Cyprus without a required ‘certificate’, it is understood that they were going to be sent back to the UK but after some talks with health ministers and government officials, they were taken into quarantine for 14 days.
South Cyprus it is requiring all travellers to Cyprus must have a medical certificate showing that they have tested negative for COVID-19. The UK government has said that UK health institutions do not issue negative COVID-19 medical certificates.
Updated information regarding UK travel advice to Cyprus can be found on this link – https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus