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.

DECISIONS

People who will enter our country via air-sea routes and from outside the island using the land border crossings, will before travelling obtain a printout of the TRNC Passenger Entry Form by filling in the TRNC PASSENGER ENTRY FORM at the address adapass.gov.ct.tr.

It will be mandatory for passengers coming from the EU, the United Kingdom, and Turkey and people who have an Adapass to upload their QR-coded vaccine certificate to the place on the form that they will fill in where vaccine certificates are to be uploaded, and for QR-coded PCR results certificates to be uploaded to the place for PCR certificates, by scanning the QR codes with their tablet/mobile phone camera.

Entry to the country with the TRNC Passenger Entry Form is mandatory. In order for the QR codes of the necessary documents on the TRNC Passenger Entry Form to be registered, only tablets/personal mobile phones can be used.

Those entering the website:

-TRNC citizens’ “ADAPASS”
-Turkish citizens’ “HEALTHPASS”
-EU citizens’ “GREENPASS”
-UK citizens’ “NHS QR Code Document”. As the added documents will be checked upon entry to the country, people should carry them with them.

– Citizens of other countries are required to attach their valid PCR test results and/or vaccination cards to the specified section of the application. As the added documents will be checked upon entry to the country, people should carry them with them.

This practice will be mandatory for those aged 18 and over.

A) COUNTRY COLOURS

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

The latest table regarding country colour codes and entry criteria will take effect from the first Monday after they have been published by our committee.

1 B) RULES TO BE APPLIED ACCORDING TO COUNTRY CODES

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.
People who will come from Dark Red Countries with a student certificate to be notified by the National Education and Culture Ministry or to register as a new student will be able to enter the country on the condition that they spend 14 days in central quarantine.
Workers who already have a work permit (their spouse and children included) and who request to come to our country will be able enter the country on the condition that they spend 14 days in quarantine.

RED;

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

Covid-19 tests will be performed at all entry gates to people coming from these countries regardless of whether they have been vaccinated.

ORANGE;

VACCINATED or HAVE HAD THE DISEASE;
Pre-departure negative PCR result from the last 72 hours.
Quarantine-free entry
From 11.10.2021 onwards people coming to the country will be able to enter the country without submitting a negative PCR test from the last 72 hours. However, PCR/Antigen tests will be performed on these people upon entry to the country.
UNVACCINATED;
Pre-departure negative PCR result from the last 72 hours.
5 days quarantine.

Covid-19 tests will be performed at all entry gates only to unvaccinated people coming from these countries.

GREEN;

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

Covid-19 tests will not be performed at the gates on people coming from these countries.

1 C) GENERAL RULES;

VACCINATED PEOPLE: Who have completed the vaccination programme. From 14 days after the last dose.
SINOVAC: 2 DOSES
BIONTECH: 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 two doses of a vaccine different from the vaccines mentioned above will be considered as vaccinated.
People who have had the Covid-19 disease and six months have passed will be considered as vaccinated if they have 1 dose of vaccine.

People who have had the disease: Submit a positive PCR test result taken between 30-180 days prior to travel. These people will be evaluated as vaccinated people.

Children under the age of 18 will be able to enter the country with parents who are vaccinated or who have had the disease as stated above 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 10 days.

INLAND BORDER CROSSING RULES

Based on the results of the epidemiological assessment within the island, Level 2 rules will be applied at the crossings from 27.09.2021 onwards.

Level 1 : No tests, no restrictions (A total of 0-74/100,000 people in 14 days)
Level 2 : No tests for vaccinated people, negative Antigen or PCR test once every 72 hours for unvaccinated people (A total of 75-499/100,000 people in 14 days)
Unvaccinated students under the age of 18 and people residing in Kato Pyrgos will be able to cross with a 7-day negative rapid antigen test or PCR test.

Level 3 : Double vaccinated people with EMA-approved vaccines, as well as the Sinovac, Sinopharm or Sputnik vaccines, can cross with a 7-day negative rapid antigen test or PCR test, 14 days after their final dose (1st dose if Johnson& Johnson).
Unvaccinated people (including unvaccinated workers and people who will cross for health reasons) can cross with a 72-hour negative rapid antigen test or PCR test.

However, unvaccinated high school students and people residing in Kato Pyrgos will be able to cross with a 7-day negative rapid antigen test or PCR test. (A total of 500/100,000 people in 14 days)

*People coming from Orange-Green Colour Category countries and staying in South Cyprus for more than 10 days will be processed within the scope of the Inland Border Crossing rules if they wish to cross into our country.

* 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 orange countries will be able to cross for the day provided that they present a negative PCR/antigen test conducted within the last 72 hours.


Please Visit Ministry Official Page for in depth information

Last updated: 15 July 2021