Tag: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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No more forms or tests: UK ends all Covid travel entry restrictions for inbound travellers

There’s good news for people travelling to Britain from Turkey, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) and other international destinations. The British government is removing all remaining COVID-19 international travel restrictions for passengers from 4am Friday, 18 March. The rules apply to all four nations: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. From Friday, passengers […]

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Covid 19: UK will accept North Cyprus vaccine certificates from Monday

People inoculated against the coronavirus in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) will no longer have to self-isolate for ten days when they visit Britain following rule changes that come in to force on Monday, 10 January. Up until now, those jabbed against Covid-19 in the TRNC and arriving in Britain were treated by […]

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More pressure on UK government to recognise North Cyprus Covid vaccination certificates

Scottish MP Drew Hendry is the latest politician to press the British government on recognising Covid-19 vaccination certificates issued by the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The Shadow SNP (Scottish National Party) Spokesperson for Trade tabled a question in Parliament asking the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on “what assessment her Department has made of […]

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Conservative MP quizzes UK government on why it doesn’t recognise TRNC Covid vaccination certificates

A Conservative Member of Parliament has challenged the British government on failing to accept certificates for AstraZeneca Covid vaccines administered in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). Julian Sturdy, the MP for York Outer, asked the Health Secretary Sajid Javid about “what discussions” he has had with his “international counterparts” on recognising […]

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UK now accepts Turkish Covid-19 vaccination programme, but TRNC certificates still excluded

Turkey is now among the countries whose coronavirus vaccination programme are recognised by the United Kingdom. The expanded list, which includes 37 new countries and territories including Turkey, came into force on Monday 11 October. People fully vaccinated in Turkey with a UK-approved vaccine will no longer have to quarantine when they arrive in Britain. They […]

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Emirates in racism row after Turkish Cypriot passengers “humiliated” at Larnaca Airport

Two Turkish Cypriot sisters booked to fly on Emirates airline to the United Arab Emirates from Cyprus last month have complained of ‘discrimination’ and ‘racist abuse’ by the airline’s check-in staff at Larnaca Airport. Nilufer and Gulnaz Nejmi want to see the staff members responsible for the alleged abusive behaviour to be “retrained or removed”. […]