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Travelling Procedures within the Scope of COVID-19 Measures

Travelling Procedures within the Scope of COVID-19 Measures
Published Date: Tuesday, 6 July 2021

RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE CURRENT CURFEW

For all days of the week, it is recommended to make amendments and apply a "curfew between the hours of 00:00 and 05:00, except for meeting basic needs".

Retail and merchandising services and all services/sectors not specified as closed will operate between 08:30-20:00; restaurants, cafes, patisseries, buffets and taverns will be able to continue their services between 06:00-23:30.  Markets will be open between 07:00-23:00.

The entry criteria to the island will be as stated below. The country colours specified in the criteria will be updated every week.

The current table regarding the colour codes of the countries will be applied by our committee as of the first Monday after its publication.

    DARK RED;

    • People who have travelled to these countries in the last 14 days are forbidden from entering the country.
    • TRNC citizens will be able to enter the country on the condition of a negative PCR test result from within the last 72 hours and upon entry to the island, and 14 days of quarantine.

    RED;

    • Regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated, they will be able to enter the country on the condition of a pre-departure negative PCR result from the last 72 hours and a 10-day quarantine.

    ORANGE;

    • VACCINATED or HAVE HAD THE DISEASE;
    • Pre-departure negative PCR result from the last 72 hours.
    • Quarantine-free entry
    • UNVACCINATED;
    • Pre-departure negative PCR result from the last 72 hours.
    • 10 days quarantine.

    YELLOW;

    • VACCINATED or HAVE HAD THE DISEASE;
    • Pre-departure negative PCR result from the last 72 hours.
    • Quarantine-free entry
    • UNVACCINATED;
    • Pre-departure negative PCR result from the last 72 hours
    • 7 Days Quarantine.

    GREEN;

    • VACCINATED or HAVE HAD THE DISEASE;
    • No restrictions
    • UNVACCINATED;
    • Pre-departure negative PCR result from the last 72 hours. Quarantine-free entry

    GREY;

    • Whether vaccinated or not, entry to the country will be on the condition of a pre-departure negative PCR result from the last 72 hours and 14 days of quarantine.

    General Rules

    • PCR / LAMP / ANTIGEN tests can be applied at all entry gates.
    • VACCINATED PEOPLE: Completed the vaccination programme. From 14 days up to 6 months after the last dose.
      • SINOVAC BIOTECH: 2 DOSES
      • SINOPHARM: 2 DOSES
      • COMIRNATY (Pfizer/Biontech): 2 DOSES
      • VAXZEVRIA (Astrazeneca/Oxford): 2 DOSES
      • COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen / Johnson and Johnson: 1 DOSE
      • SPUTNIK V: 2 DOSES
      • MODERNA: 2 DOSES
    • People who have had the disease: Submit a positive PCR test result between 30-180 days before travel.
    • Children under the age of 18 will be able to enter the country with their vaccinated parents based on the category of the country they have travelled from and in accordance with the PCR test rules (children who are 6 years old and over).
    • Passengers will be evaluated based on the country that is in the highest risk group among the countries they have set foot in/ been in, in the last 14 days.
    • Border crossings within the island will be as stated below.
    • Level 1 (Green): No tests, no restrictions
    • Level 2 (Orange): Negative Antigen/PCR test one every 7 days
    • Level 3 (Red): Crossings are restricted. 72-hour PCR testing for crossings for health reasons. Negative Antigen/PCR test every 7 days for crossings due to work, education, residence.

    * Passengers will be evaluated based on the country that is in the highest risk group among the countries they have set foot in/ been in, in the last 14 days.






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