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23/9/2020 – Revised Covid-19 Risk Category List for Countries and Travelling Procedures

23/9/2020 – Revised Covid-19 Risk Category List for Countries and Travelling Procedures

Category of many countries have changed pursuant to the risk evaluation carried out on 22 September 2020. Estonia, Norway and Canada, which were previously listed in Category A, are now listed in Category B. Category B countries Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Monaco, Hungary and Slovenia are now listed in Category C. Category C countries Serbia and Australia moved to Categories B and A, respectively.

New categories will be in effect as of 25 September 2020, 23:59.

Category A

1. Finland

2. South Korea

3. Lithuania

4. Latvia

5. New Zealand

6. Thailand

7. Australia

*Persons from Category A countries who come to the TRNC via South Cyprus and show the negative PCR test results conducted within the last 72 hours to the Ministry of Health officer at the border crossing will be able to enter the country. These persons will not be subject to routine testing or quarantine.

*Persons from Category A countries who come to the Northern Cyprus via Turkey will be subject to the rules applied for Category B countries.

Category B

1 Denmark

2. Ireland

3. Iceland

4. Japan

5. Poland

6. Belgium

7. Italy

8. Vatican

9. San Marino

10. Rwanda

11. Uruguay

12. China (including Hong Kong)

13. Singapore

14. Turkey

15. Greece

16. United Kingdom

17. Sweden

18. Liechtenstein

19. Slovenia

20. Germany

21. Georgia

22. Estonia

23. Norway

24. Canada

25. Serbia

26. Taiwan*

Persons coming to TRNC from countries in category B:

a) will be able to enter the country by submitting a negative PCR test result conducted within 0-120 hours prior to start date of travel to the Ministry of Health officer at the border crossing. If they fail to do so, they will not be allowed into the country. Additionally, those arriving from Group B countries will be quarantined in quarantine centers determined by the government for 7 days upon entering the country. A PCR test will be conducted on the last day of the quarantine (7th day) and the quarantine period will end if a negative result is obtained.

b) Students who will come to the TRNC due to higher education will be isolated for 7 days in the dormitories or hotels determined by the University.

*Persons traveling from Taiwan will be asked to provide an English written document stating that they were in Taiwan for the last 14 days.

Category C

1. United States of America

2. Brazil

3. Argentina

4. Montenegro

5. Portugal

6. Luxembourg

7. Romania

8. India

9. Iran

10. Israel

11. Kazakhstan

12. Kosovo

13. Mexico

14. Egypt

15. Pakistan

16. Russia

17. Turkmenistan

18. Bangladesh

19. Philippines

20. Iraq

21. Spain

22. France

23. Bulgaria

24. Algeria

25. Morocco

26. Qatar

27. Azerbaijan

28. Malta

29. Croatia

30. the Netherlands

31. Andorra

32. Tunisia

33. United Arab Emirates

34. Lebanon

35. Ukraine

36. Bahrain

37. Saudi Arabia

38. Switzerland

39. Monaco

40. Hungary

41. Slovenia

42. Czech Republic

43. Austria

and other countries

* Regarding those persons coming from Category C countries, it is obligatory to submit negative PCR test result, obtained within 0-120 hours before the boarding date to the Ministry of Health officials upon their entrance to the TRNC. These persons will be quarantined in a quarantine center determined by the Ministry of Health for 14 days. A CPR test will be conducted at the end of the quarantine period.

n.b.:

1- PCR test results will not be requested from children within the 0-5 age group during their entrance to the country.

2- The period of 0-120 hours before the boarding date stated above will be evaluated based on the date the person gives the PCR samples.

3- PCR test results obtained 6 days before or earlier than the travel date of those coming from Category B and C countries will not be valid for entry into the country. People who submit tests in this way will not be allowed into the country.

4- The PCR test results of individuals traveling from Turkey to TRNC must have a QR code.

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