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List of Countries and Travel Measures Based on Covid-19 Risk

Decision Taken by the Communicable Diseases Supreme Committee under the Communicable Diseases Act.
Below are the decisions taken on 05 September 2020:

Category A:

. Estonia
2. Finland
3. South Korea
4. Liechtenstein
5. Lithuania
6. Latvia
7. Hungary
8. Maldives
9. Norway
10. Slovakia
11. Slovenia
12. New Zealand
13. Canada
14. Thailand
15. Georgia
*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.
* Those who work, study and receive treatment in South Cyprus and those who travel South due to other reasons will only be able to go to South Cyprus by taking a PCR test once. However, these persons will be given random PCR tests. In addition, persons living in South Cyprus will be able to enter the country by showing a negative PCR result only once.
* All citizens residing in Pile will be able to travel to or from Pile to the North continuously, provided that they show a negative PCR test result for once on their first pass.
* Personnel of diplomatic mission, UN, EU, British Bases Area and similar international organizations in Cyprus will be asked to show a negative PCR result only once at their first pass. These people will also be tested randomly for Covid-19.

Category B:

1. Austria
2. Denmark
3. Ireland
4. Switzerland
5. Iceland
6. Japan
7. Poland
8. Belgium
9. Italy
10. Czech Republic
11. Monaco
12. Vatican
13. San Marino
14. Rwanda
15. Uruguay
16. China
17. Bosnia and Herzegovina
18. Singapore
19. Turkey
20. Jordan
21. Germany
22. Greece
23. Kuwait
24. United Kingdom
25. Sweden
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. This regulation will take effect on 6/9/2020 at 23:59 p.m. and will continue until 23.59 p.m. on 20/9/2020. If deemed necessary, such persons will be subject to a second PCR test.
b) Officials traveling from TRNC to Turkey or vice versa will be exempted from the quarantine regulation, provided that they complete their duties by taking the necessary measures within 72 hours upon their arrival to the country.
c) 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.
d) The quarantine application for those who go abroad for health reasons will be evaluated upon their application to the Ministry of Health.

Category C:

1. United States of America
2. Brazil
3. Argentina
4. Serbia
5. Montenegro
6. Portugal
7. Luxembourg
8. Romania
9. India
10. Iran
11. Israel
12. Kazakhstan
13. Kosovo
14. Mexico
15. Egypt
16. Pakistan
17. Russia
18. Turkmenistan
19. Bangladesh
20. Philippines
21. Iraq
22. Spain
23. France
24. Bulgaria
25. Algeria
26. Australia
27. Morocco
28. Qatar
29. Azerbaijan
30. Malta
31. Croatia
32. The Netherlands
33. Andorra
34. Tunisia
35. United Arab Emirates
36. Lebanon
37. Ukraine
38. Bahrain
39. Saudi Arabia
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 may be subject to a second PCR test if deemed necessary and will be quarantined in a quarantine center determined by the Ministry of Health for 14 days.
TRNC citizens (permanent residents of the TRNC) and students with TRNC citizenship coming from a Category C country will be exempted from quarantine fees. People other than this will undertake the test and quarantine fees themselves.

*NOTE:

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- In line with the agreement between Ministry of Health and Ministry of Interior Affairs, persons coming from Category B countries to work in nightclubs will remain in quarantine for 7 days even if they have stayed in Turkey for 2 weeks. Those who come from a Category C country for the same purpose will remain in quarantine for 14 days. Such people coming from Category B and C countries must also submit a negative PCR test result, conducted within 0-120 hours before the boarding date, on entering the country.