Turkish Cyprus on Sept. 9 announced that it temporarily suspended flights from Turkey due to a major rise in active COVID- 19 cases.
Mustafa Sofi, director of the country’s civil aviation authority, said inbound flights would be halted from Sept. 9 evening to Sept. 13 evening. Emergency flights as well as military and medical planes will be exempt from the implementation.
The breakaway Turkish Cyprus receives flights only from Turkey and requires new arrivals to be placed under quarantine for seven to 14 days.
The Turkish Cypriot Cabinet announced on Sept. 8 the closure until Oct. 1 of schools, clubs, discos, cinemas, theaters and casinos.
On Sept. 8, Turkish Cyprus reported a record 38 new cases, the highest number of COVID-19 infections since the outbreak in March.
The new COVID-19 cases reported in the north between Sept. 1 and 8 have taken the total tally to 475.