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03-06-2021 14:57

Announcement of the Ministry of Interior regarding the re-opening of the checkpoints as of 4 June 2021

The Ministry of Interior announces that, following an agreement between the President of the Republic of Cyprus and the Representative of the Turkish Cypriot Community, regarding the re-opening of the checkpoints, the following have been decided:

As of June 4, all persons who could cross the checkpoints prior to the pandemic will be able to do so again, provided they present a seven-day negative Antigen (Rapid) or PCR test, valid for 7 days, in printed form and in a language comprehensible by the other community, including English, regarding the name of the person crossing the checkpoint, along with his/her id number or passport number.

This means that the following categories of persons will be able to cross the checkpoints:

  • All Cypriot citizens (Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots) and their family members
  • All EU citizens and their family members who are not EU nationals, provided that they are accompanied by the EU citizen
  • UK citizens and their family members who possess residence permits issued by the Republic of Cyprus
  • Third Country Nationals who possess residence permits issued by the Republic of Cyprus
  • Third Country Nationals holders of a Cyprus visa (90-days stay)
  • Third Country Nationals who are exempt from the obligation of possessing a visa (90-days stay). This category includes UK nationals without a residence permit
  • Third country nationals who possess residence permits issued by another EU member state (90-days stay)
  • Third Country nationals who possess double or multiple Schengen visa (90-days stay)
  • All minors over 12 years old will need to present a Rapid or a PCR test with a negative result.

The public is informed that the Technical Health Committee will evaluate the epidemiological conditions in checkpoints every 15 days, and depending on the number of positive cases, will readjust the crossing policy.

(EK)