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People crossing north for three days or more must quarantine there for a week (updated)


People crossing to the north from the government-controlled areas who intend to stay for more than three days must remain in quarantine for a week, Turkish Cypriot authorities have announced.

According to an announcement by the ‘health ministry’ late on Monday, those who wish to cross to the north and stay for more than three days will have to stay in quarantine for seven days.

People crossing for less than three days will fill out a declaration form at the crossing.

“Criminal proceedings will be taken against people who fill out the form and do not comply with their obligations,” it added.

People who belong to Category B countries and wish to cross to the north for less than three days must present a negative coronavirus test within the last three days and will also get an additional Covid-19 test after their entry.

They must remain in their hotel, which will be responsible for their transportation from the entry point, until the results of their second test, the announcement said. People without a hotel reservation must stay at a central isolation centre until their results are issued.

The new measures are in force starting Tuesday, October 20, in addition to the measures already in force.

Random testing will continue to be carried out on those who cross from the north to the government-controlled areas for work, education and health reasons, the announcement added.

Those who visit the northern part of the island for any reason apart from work, education or health must present a negative Covid-19 test, taken within the last three days.

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