Cyprus police participated in the repatriation of 15 third-country nationals on Tuesday. All were on the island illegally.
An announcement by the Police stated that the operation took place in cooperation with Frontex. The flight was co-organized with the Greek authorities.
This is the 5th operation of its kind this year resulting in the repatriation of 50 foreigners. Since the beginning of the year, a total of 2,469 third-country citizens were either deported or returned voluntarily to their country of origin.
All repatriations are done within the framework of the strategy for deportations and voluntary returns of foreigners illegally residing in the Republic and who were already served with deportation orders.
In 2019 a total of 417 citizens were repatriated or deported, in 2020 this number reached 1,272 persons and in 2021 2,320 persons.