MASSIVE crowds of vacationers have been crushed collectively at Rhodes airport immediately amid scenes of chaos as they tried to depart the Greek island.
Fights have been mentioned to have damaged out as travellers turned livid in regards to the lack of employees to deal with big queues which made social distancing all however inconceivable.
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A passenger claimed the disruption was sparked after 5 flights have been introduced for departure on the similar time.
Witnesses mentioned the crowds at Rhodes airport have been caught in scorching temperatures with no home windows or air-con for hours.
Amid these situations and an obvious lack of assist from employees, tensions have been mentioned to have shortly boiled over.
Lauren Rammell, from British lady group 4 of Diamonds, tweeted: “I truly don’t have any phrases for the scenes at Rhodes airport this night.”
One other passenger wrote: “Absolute chaos at #Rhodes airport. Fights and arguments breaking out.
“Nobody is aware of the place they’re going or what they’re imagined to do. No employees, no management.”
Whereas one other mentioned: “Chaos at Rhodes airport, 5 flights leaving in the identical 30 minutes & everyone seems to be informed to go to gate at similar time creating bottle neck in terrible warmth, no employees or bulletins to let ppl know what they have been to do or the place to go, all flights delayed to horrible service!”
A passenger added: “If somebody is not injured within the 1000’s queueing then will probably be a miracle.”
Whereas many Greek islands have been on the Authorities’s Covid quarantine record throughout the pandemic, passengers have been in a position to journey to and from Rhodes with no need to self-isolate after they get again.
Quarantine guidelines come into impact for these arriving in from Myknos tomorrow.
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Crete was also added to the list last weekend, while Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos were included on October 10.
Holiday firms even increased the number of flights to Rhodes earlier this month as other hotspots lost their travel corridors.
The Sun has contacted travel companies easyJet, TUI and Jet2 for a comment on the mayhem.
A TUI spokesman said: “We’re sorry for the disruption that our customers have experienced at Rhodes airport today.
“We did inform customers in advance that the airport was going to be busy due to the increased volume of flights by a number of airlines, and they were to proceed to passport control as soon as they had checked in.
“We would like to thank them for their patience and understanding.”
The Sun connected the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority for a comment.