Covid19 Update on North Cyprus

Covid 19 Update

The Ministry of Health in Northern Cyprus has classified the countries into following colors as outlined in the following Table. These will have impact on how border crossings will be performed.

Covid19 Country Color Codes in North Cyprus

** “DELTA” VARIANT COUNTRIES;

ITALY, BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG, PORTUGAL, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, JORDAN, RUSSIA, NORWAY, AUSTRIA

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.
7 days quarantine.

GREEN;

VACCINATED or HAVE HAD THE DISEASE;
No restrictions
UNVACCINATED;

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. Tests will be applied at entry gates to people who will enter without quarantine in accordance with the above criteria.

However, people coming from the Delta variant countries mentioned above will be subjected to PCR / LAMP / ANTIGEN tests on entry to the country regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated.

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

DELTA VARIANT COUNTRIES:
The “DELTA” Variant is considered by the WHO as a “Variant of Concern”; VOC. These variants are defined as;
Variants that have increased in transmissibility or that can detrimentally affect the epidemiology of Covid-19
Variants that can increase in virulence or lead to a change in clinical presentation
Variants that reduce the effectiveness of public health measures or that can reduce the effectiveness of available diagnostic tests, vaccines or therapeutics.

• 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.

* The inland border crossing rule will apply to people who have come to South Cyprus, expect for those who have come from dark red countries, once they have stayed in South Cyprus for a period of 10 days.

* On touristic coach tours to be arranged from South Cyprus to our country, unvaccinated tourists from yellow and orange countries will be able to cross for the day provided that they present a negative antigen test conducted within the last 24 hours or a negative PCR test conducted within the last 72 hours.

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Please Visit Ministry Ofifical Page for in depth information

Last updated: 23 June 2021 @ 14:00 GMT+3

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