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07 July 2020
For anyone planning to travel to the TRNC, please be advised of further updates from the government regarding the COVID-19 measures and the categorisation of countries according to risk. As of July 5, everyone arriving into the TRNC by sea, airports and land crossing points, whether or not they are TRNC citizens, will be evaluated according to the risk group of the country from which they are travelling, as follows:
Category A countries
Germany, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, South Korea, Ireland, Switzerland, Iceland, Japan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Hungary, Maldives, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, New Zealand, Greece. Condition: All passengers will be able to enter the country without quarantine with a negative PCR test within the last 72 hours before arrival. However, PCR tests of the passengers who cannot submit PCR results will be carried out by the TRNC Ministry and passengers will be kept under quarantine until the results are obtained. The test and quarantine fees will be covered by the relevant passenger.
Category C countries:
America, Brazil, India, UK, Iran, Israel, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Mexico, Egypt, Pakistan, Russia, Turkmenistan and other countries. Condition: Passengers must comply with the 14-day quarantine conditions provided that the PCR test results are negative and documented 3 days before the date of boarding the vehicle they will travel to before arriving in the TRNC.
TRNC citizens, Maronites, Greek Cypriots
For TRNC citizens working in the Greek Cypriot Administration, Maronites residing in TRNC and Greek Cypriots residing in the Karpaz region, if the PCR test results made in the last 72 hours in their first pass are negative and documented, they will have the right to enter TRNC through without quarantine obligation. This rule will also apply for entry of TRNC citizens who live in the Greek Cypriot Administration. PCR tests will be repeated every 15 days. For people who pass from the Greek Cypriot Administration, whether they are citizens of TRNC or not, who have been staying in the Greek Cypriot Administration in the last 14 days, if the PCR test results made in the last 72 hours are negative, they do not require quarantine. If people travel to another country within the last 14 days from the Greek Cypriot Administration, the conditions applied to those countries will apply when they come to TRNC.