Tourist charter flights to Cyprus normally begin in March, in the run up to Easter. It’s also seen as the start of the “season” for Cyprus taxi transfers, as visitor numbers suddenly rise by nearly three quarters. However, as the coronavirus crisis continues, one European tour operator has recently extended the cancellation of “beach holidays” to their customers until mid-May while another UK holiday company has said its holidays and flights would not now restart until June 17.
Three people allowed to travel in Cyprus taxi transfers
Since 21st March, a near complete ban on flights to and from Cyprus has been in place. The Government of Cyprus have also said that restrictions are not expected to be lifted until 17th April at the earliest. In the meanwhile, a maximum limit of three people are allowed to travel in taxis and private vehicles, which does allow for all those who need transport for essential items, such as food. The Cyprus Health Minister has said that the once per day limit to movement, introduced at the end of March, also does not apply for travelling to and from pharmacies, a doctor and visiting those who are not self-dependent.
There is also an expectation that an increase in domestic tourism could make a difference once restrictive measures are lifted. In 2019, Ministry of Tourism data shows that domestic tourism was between 5-6 per cent with 1.1 million Cypriots choosing to take their holiday on the island.
It’s important that all customers should know that iTaxi Cyprus continues to follow the preventative instructions issued by The Ministry of Transport issued on 13th March for buses, and local and inter-city taxi companies.
Vehicle hygiene and personal protection at Cyprus taxi transfers
Rigorous standards of vehicle hygiene and cleanliness are always a No.1 priority for professional Cyprus taxi transfers. In addition to general cleaning at the start and end of every day, the additional preventative measures taken, include:
- Daily and frequent disinfection of handles, handrails, metal surfaces on seats, seatbelts, etc.
- Installation of hand sanitiser inside the vehicle with obligatory use by driver and passengers.
- Ministry of Health’s instructions on Coronavirus displayed in a visible position.
iTaxi Cyprus drivers are not only following government instructions for maintaining vehicle hygiene but also wearing personal protection such as gloves and masks. All drivers are kept up to date with the Health Ministry’s latest instructions with regards to the Coronavirus pandemic. Itaxi Cyprus customers can be sure that all necessary preventive measures are being followed at all times by drivers.
Rigorous vehicle and driver standards are always a No.1 priority
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