A total of 625 people arrive in Cyprus since activation of ESTIA plan
07:53 - 17 October 2023
A total of 625 people have arrived in Cyprus, since the activation of the Special National Plan ESTIA, due to the developments in the Middle East, including 10 Cypriot citizens and their family members, while the rest were citizens of European and other countries, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
With the implementation of the ESTIA, in light of the emergency situation in the Middle East, from Tuesday, 10 October until 1.30pm on Monday, 16 October 2023 “hundreds of people fled to Cyprus”, it adds. It is noted that their stay in the country is short, with the majority having already departed. The figures cover the time period up to the afternoon of Monday, 16 October.
The Ministry also said that, since the activation of the Special National Plan, there is a permanent presence of representatives of all services at the “Zenon” Coordination Centre in Larnaca, the Paphos airport and the ports of the Republic of Cyprus as well as constant coordination with the local Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Cyprus in the region.