PASSENGERS arriving in the Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will now have to follow covid measures based on their vaccination statutes not by the colour coded country system.
In an announcement by the TRNC Ministry of Health, no country will now qualify as “dark red”, “red”, “orange” and “green” according to the risk of COVID-19.
If passengers are vaccinated, regardless of which country they come from, a negative PCR test performed 72 hours before will be requested; unvaccinated people will stay in quarantine for 5 days and have a PCR test on the last day.
A vaccinated person will need to have both doses of their vaccine 14 days before travelling and will need to complete their full does of the approved vaccines: Sinovac, Biontech, Sinopharm, Comirnaty (Pfizer/Biontech), Vaxzevria (Astrazeneca/Oxford), Sputnik V, Moderna, Novavax, Covishield (Astrazeneca/Oxford), Covaxin, Cansinobio and the single vaccine doses of Vaccine Janssen/Johnson and Johnson.
With anyone that has had either a mix of the approved vaccine or has will have covid and also their first vaccine dose will also be also classed a vaccinated. A PCR test dated within 180 days will be required as part of the documents.
Entries via air, sea and land crossing will be required to create a ‘TRNC Entry From’ 72 hours before which can be found on the Guvenede Kal (stay Safe) website – www.guvendekalkktc.com.
Anyone over the age of 13 that will need to quarantine will need to complete the entry form via the ‘Wristband Transactions’ on the website – for travellers that is 12 and under they will need to complete ‘TRNC Entry From’.