What are the COVID-19-related foreign and domestic travel regulations in North Cyprus?
North Cyprus’ COVID-19 related travel regulations are mostly changing at regular intervals. You can access the updated and official information about Covid-19 related travel regulations by clicking this link.
Restrictions on International Travel
Countries have been categorized as Dark Red, Red, Orange, or Green by officials. The travel and entry regulations for each category differ as presented in the four categories detailed below:
- Dark Red: Upon arrival, travelers must submit a negative PCR test taken within the preceding 72 hours and be quarantined for 10 days, after which they must take another test to be released from quarantine.
- Red: Travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months must submit a negative PCR test result obtained within the previous 72 hours, as well as a second test within 72 hours of arrival. On arrival, all unvaccinated entrants must submit a negative PCR test performed within the preceding 72 hours and self-isolate for 7 days, following which they must take another test to be released from quarantine.
- Orange: Travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months must present a negative PCR test result obtained within the last 72 hours. Unvaccinated visitors must submit a negative PCR test result and self-isolate for five days after arriving, following which they must undergo a second test to be released from quarantine.
- Green: Vaccinated or recovered travelers are free to enter; unvaccinated arrivals must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours.
Prior to entering the country, all permitted travelers, including citizens of North Cyprus, must obtain an electronic health certificate known as the AdaPass.
Digital COVID-19 certificates issued by Turkish, UK, and EU agencies are also recognized, however, they must be uploaded to the AdaPass website and presented in paper form to officials at the point of entry. Travelers will be issued a QR code once the form is completed, which must be presented to officials upon arrival.
The majority of businesses are open, although they must adhere to rigorous hygiene requirements. To access some facilities, such as hotels and indoor areas of catering establishments, proof of complete vaccination, recovery, or a negative PCR or antigen test result of no more than 72 hours old is required. Facemasks must be worn at all times in public places. Indoor public meetings are forbidden. However, outdoor gatherings are permitted if social distance and capacity standards are met. Depending on disease activity in the country, restrictions might be imposed or changed at any time.
All official guidelines must be followed. Follow all national health and safety regulations. Confirm all of your travel arrangements. If you have symptoms related to COVID-19, you should postpone your trip since they may prompt additional scrutiny and delays. In order to receive more information and assistance, communicate with trustworthy individuals. Maintain communication with your diplomatic envoy. Make sure your contingency plans account for any further disruptive measures or restrictions.