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Risk Category List for Countries and Travelling Procedures

Risk Category List for Countries and Travelling Procedures

(Last Updated: 5/09/2020)

It has been announced that our students who will travel to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus by air or by sea from countries in the category B (or from the countries in the Category A travelling via Turkey) until October 1, 2020 will be taken to the isolation centers that will be determined by the state authorities as soon as they arrive on the Island and they will be kept in quarantine in these centers (outside the Campus) for 7 days.  You should follow the travel warnings and restrictions on the official webpage of the TRNC Ministry of Health (https://saglik.gov.ct.tr/COVID-19-RISK-CATEGORIES-DUE-TO-COUNTRIES). Since we do not have any information about isolation centers and their conditions, we recommend that our students who will attend the exam should plan their travels in a way that does not coincide with the important dates. Considering the conditions required by the isolation process, and in order to protect the health of our students, it will not be possible to allow our students to isolate themselves on campus. Our students should not travel if not essential, and they should carefully follow the travel arrangements for the country of destination if they have to travel. Travel warnings and quarantine requirements are different for the Category B and C countries.

THESE CHANGES ARE DESCRIBED BELOW ACCORDING TO THE COUNTRY CATEGORIES.

Category A

Estonia Finland South Korea Liechtenstein Lithuania
Latvia Hungary Maldives Norway Slovakia
Slovenia New Zealand Canada Thailand 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

Austria Denmark Ireland Switzerland Iceland
Japan Poland Belgium Italy Czech Republic
Monaco Vatican San Marino Rwanda Uruguay
China Bosnia and Herzegovina Singapore Turkey Jordan
Germany Greece Kuwait United Kingdom Sweden

Persons coming to TRNC from countries in category B

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.

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.

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.

The quarantine application for those who go abroad for health reasons will be evaluated upon their application to the Ministry of Health.

Category C

United States of America Brazil Argentina Serbia Montenegro
Portugal Luxembourg Romania India Iran
Israel Kazakhstan Kosovo Mexico Egypt
Pakistan Russia Turkmenistan Bangladesh Philippines
Iraq Spain France Bulgaria Algeria
Australia Morocco Qatar Azerbaijan Malta
Croatia The Netherlands Andorra Tunisia United Arab Emirates
Lebanon Ukraine Bahrain 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.

n.b.:

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

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.

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.

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.

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