Middle East Airlines (MEA), the flag carrier of Lebanon, announced on Thursday that it will begin to gradually increase the number of flights to Cyprus next week.
In a statement, MEA said the move comes in line with the decision of the Cypriot authorities to open their country’s air borders to Lebanese nationals interested in traveling to Cyprus without having to obtain prior permission at the beginning of April.
MEA will operate new flights from Beirut to Larnaca according to the following schedule:
Two weekly flights, on Thursday and Sunday, starting April 1st
Three weekly flights, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, starting May 17th
The frequency of flights from Lebanon to Cyprus remains subject to change according to future developments, the airline noted.
In order to be allowed to enter Cyprus, Lebanese passengers must:
Hold a valid visa
Perform a PCR test at an authorized laboratory within 72 hours before the departure date
Obtain a Cyprus Flight Pass, by filling in the required information here, within 24 hours before boarding the plane to Cyprus
Until recently, passengers from Lebanon were required to obtain a special permit to enter Cyprus due to the epidemiological situation in Lebanon.
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