Tag: travel advice

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Under-reporting of Covid-19 cases costs Turkey its travel corridor with Britain

Turkey has been added to the UK’s quarantine list. The change, announced by the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps earlier today, means Brits who are returning from Turkey after 4am on Saturday 3rd October will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Three other countries also lose their travel corridor status with the […]

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Compulsory quarantine for North Cyprus visitors from UK, Turkey extended until 1 November, but fees dropped

Mandatory quarantine in government approved centres will continue for travellers arriving in North Cyprus from coronavirus Category B and Category C risk countries. However Turkish Cypriot citizens, students, and those with residency or work permits for the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) will no longer have to pay for their quarantine. Those from Category […]

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Coronavirus: all commercial flights to North Cyprus to stop from tonight

All flights into Ercan Airport will stop from midnight tonight, Wednesday 9 September, as the authorities seek to contain the spread of coronavirus in North Cyprus. The suspension of flights will run until the end of this week. The sudden announcement was made by KKTC Sivil Havacılık Dairesi – the civil aviation authority for the […]

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North Cyprus halves quarantine time for UK travellers to seven days

There was some unexpected good news yesterday for Turkish Cypriots and others in Britain wanting to travel to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) this summer. The TRNC Contagious Diseases Supreme Committee (‘Bulaşıcı Hastalıklar Üst Komitesi’, CDSD) announced on Wednesday evening, 8 July, that the period of mandatory quarantine for those travelling from the UK […]

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Dr Pilli keeps TRNC borders open, tightens up rules of entry and enforcement

The Health Ministry of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has confirmed the country’s borders are to remain open, and the existing system of risk categories are to remain in place. In a written statement issued late last night, Sunday 5 July, the Health Ministry set out the updated entry and exit arrangements for […]

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UK-Turkey air bridge confirmed for this summer
 

On Friday, the British government announced that people arriving from over fifty destinations from 10 July no longer need to self-isolate if they are coming to England. Among those listed is Turkey, which has already ended self-isolation for visitors from the United Kingdom, so essentially the two countries will have formed an “air bridge” when […]