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TRNC Transport Minister Ünal Üstel confirms foreign students from South Africa can fly to Ercan Airport

The Transport Ministry for the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has stepped in to end confusion about whether international students can fly to Ercan Airport from countries with a major outbreak of mutant coronavirus. Foreign students from high risk countries, including South Africa, who are studying at TRNC universities are now explicitly included in […]

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North Cyprus Covid-19 entry rule changes also applicable to international students

Entry into the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) for international students travelling from areas with high levels of the mutant Covid-19 strain is now permissible. The confirmation came from the TRNC London Office after Malik Margan, a British non-Turkish Cypriot university student, queried if he could also return to North Cyprus to complete his […]

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North Cyprus lifts entry ban on British and other foreign nationals with TRNC residency

Travel restrictions preventing entry into the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) for all bar TRNC citizens from countries with a serious outbreak of the mutant Covid-19 strain have been eased, paving the way for foreign nationals with TRNC residency to return. Following pressure from local groups representing foreign residents, the Turkish Cypriot authorities have decided […]

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Turkey suspends UK entries after multiple cases of mutant coronavirus traced to new arrivals from Britain

Turkey has confirmed its first cases of the UK variant of coronavirus. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on New Year’s Day that fifteen people traveling from Britain had tested positive for the new more contagious strain. The discovery has prompted the Turkish authorities to temporarily bar new arrivals from Britain again. “Through the investigations made […]

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New Year’s Eve cancelled, 14-day quarantine for UK arrivals to continue as TRNC enforces stricter measures to curb Covid infection rates

Health authorities in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) have extended coronavirus restrictions in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19, which has seen 49 new cases recorded in the past 48 hours. The latest announcement on Wednesday, 30 December 2020, includes a curfew in North Cyprus, mandatory quarantine for workers based in […]

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UK-Turkey flights resume for Turkish nationals and foreigners with residency permits, but with PCR tests and quarantine on arrival

Five days after suspending all flights from Britain due to coronavirus mutation fears, the Turkish authorities have announced a partial restoration of services for Turkish citizens and foreign nationals with Turkish residency permits only. After assessing the risks from the newly identified more contagious variant of coronavirus in the UK and elsewhere, the Turkish authorities […]

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TRNC restricts entry from UK and 3 other countries to its citizens and slaps 14-day quarantine on new arrivals

The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has banned travel from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, and South Africa after authorities in the four countries detected a more infectious variant of the coronavirus. The TRNC Ministry of Health, on advice from the Contagious Diseases Executive Committee, decided on Tuesday to impose a ban on the […]

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Turkey joins countries banning flights from Britain amid COVID-19 mutation fears

Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has announced that flights from a number of countries including Britain are being suspended due to fears over a new strain of coronavirus. The minister broke the news via social media on Sunday evening, stating that the President had instructed for flights from Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark and South Africa […]