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04/08/2020 – Revised Covid-19 Risk Category List for Countries and Travelling Procedures

04/08/2020 – Revised Covid-19 Risk Category List for Countries and Travelling Procedures

Category A

  1. Austria      
  2. Denmark
  3. Estonia
  4. Finland
  5. South Korea
  6. Ireland
  7. Switzerland
  8. Iceland
  9. Japan
  10. Liechtenstein
  11. Lithuania
  12. Latvia
  13. Hungary
  14. Maldives
  15. Malta
  16. Norway
  17. Poland
  18. Slovakia
  19. Slovenia
  20. New Zealand
  21. Canada
  22. Thailand
  • Individuals coming to TRNC from Category A countries travelling through South Cyprus and who also hold a negative PCR test result which had been done within the last 72 hours prior to their journey will be able to enter TRNC from all territorial border check points without being subject to any further PCR tests or quarantine. People who fail to provide a valid PCR test result will only be able to enter TRNC solely from Metehan and Beyarmudu checkpoints where PCR tests will be done. Individuals will be put in quarantine until the test results come out. The test and quarantine expenses will be in travelers’ responsibility.
  • Individuals coming to TRNC from Category A countries travelling through Turkey will be subject to Category B rules.
  • People who work, study or receive treatment in South Cyprus or people who travel to South Cyprus for other reasons will be able to travel from/to South Cyprus following the PCR test to be done for only one-time.
  • All our citizens who live in Pile (Pyla) will be able to travel from/to Pile after they provide a negative PCR test result on their first time crossing the border.
  • All the staff members of UN, EU, UK Sovereign Base Area and similar international organizations who are currently on duty in Cyprus will be requested to provide a valid Covid-19 negative result for only once during their first time crossing the border.
     

Category B

  1. Australia
  2. Belgium
  3. Italy
  4. Croatia
  5. Holland
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Andorra
  8. Monaco
  9. Vatican
  10. San Marino
  11. Georgia
  12. Rwanda
  13. Tunisia
  14. Uruguay
  15. China
  16. United Arab Emirates
  17. Bosna Herzegovina
  18. Lebanon
  19. Singapore
  20. Turkey
  21. Jordan
  22. Germany
  23. Greece
  24. Kuwait
  • People coming to the TRNC from countries in Category B will be able to enter the country by showing the negative PCR test results they have done between three and five days prior the start of the trip. A second PCR test will be done to such individuals while entering to the TRNC and these individuals are to self-quarantine themselves either in the hotels where they made reservations or in a house where they will be staying following their arrival until the PCR test results are back. Individuals who fail to provide a PCR tests result will not be allowed to enter the country.
  • People, who are to travel to Turkey and come back to TRNC for a period shorter than 5-days (including day-5), will be allowed to enter TRNC without having any other PCR tests on the condition of providing their previous negative PCR test results that they have done during the last 3-days prior to their travel to Turkey. However, between the fifth and seventh day of their arrival to TRNC the individuals will go to either Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital or Famagusta State Hospital and give second PCR samples.
  • TRNC citizen individuals who are to leave TRNC for a period shorter than five days but fail to present a PCR test result, will be able to enter to country. However, such individuals will be put in quarantine centers specified by the Ministry of Health for 3-days and, on day 3 another PCR test will be done. All the expenses regarding PCR tests and quarantine fees are travelers’ responsibility.

Category C

  1. United States of America
  2. Brazil
  3. Argentina
  4. Serbia
  5. Montenegro             
  6. Portugal
  7. Sweden    
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Romania
  10. India
  11. United Kingdom
  12. Iran
  13. Israel          
  14. Kazakhstan
  15. Kosovo    
  16. Mexico
  17. Egypt
  18. Pakistan
  19. Russia            
  20. Turkmenistan
  21. Bangladesh
  22. Philippines
  23. Iraq
  24. Spain
  25. France
  26. Bulgaria
  27. Algeria
  28. Morocco
  29. Qatar
  30. Azerbaijan and other countries
  • People travelling from Category C countries are obliged to submit a valid PCR test result (done within the last 3 to 5 days before they travel) while entering TRNC. A second PCR test will be done to Category C passengers and they will be put in a 14-day quarantine in the quarantine centers specified by the Ministry of Health. A third PCR test will be done following the end of the 14-day quarantine period.
  • However, since the 16th of July, 2020, a 7-day quarantine is applied for passengers coming from the United Kingdom (England, Wales, North Ireland, and Scotland) with respect to the decreasing numbers of cases and deaths. Individuals coming to Cyprus from the UK will be able to enter the country on the condition of providing a negative PCR test result that had been done within the last 3 to 5 days prior to the journey. A second PCR test will be done and passengers will be put in a 7-day quarantine. A third test will be done following the end of the quarantine period. The UK is predicted to be listed among the Category B countries as of 15/08/2020.

Note

  1. Our students who will come to TRNC from abroad must comply with the conditions stipulated by the TRNC Ministry of Health.
    It is also advised to inform the office of Vice Rector for Student Affairs EMU prior to your arrival at TRNC by sending an e-mail to student.affairs@emu.edu.tr
  2. PCR test will not be applied to children younger than 2 years old.
  3. The above-mentioned PCR test to be done within the last 3 to 5 day prior to the journey will be based on the exact date when the PCR samples are given.
  4. The PCR test results of people coming from Categories B and C that are done 6 days prior or before are not to be accepted as valid. People presenting such test results will not be allowed to enter the country.
  5. According to the meeting conducted between the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Internal Affairs, people coming from Category B countries with the intention of working in night clubs will be subject to a 7-day quarantine period even if they had already completed a 14-day quarantine stay in Turkey. People coming to Cyprus from Category C countries are to be put in a 14-day quarantine. All people either coming from a Category B or C country are obliged to present a negative PCR test result that is to be done within the last 3 to 5 days prior to their journey.