Certain group of people to be allowed into south Cyprus from north on Monday June 8

The government of Cyprus (south) will today, Monday, June, 8 allow for movement of certain groups of people into the country from north Cyprus.

According to an announcement by the government on Friday, the decision came following the joint agreement between Greek Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

Cyprus will only allow the movement from the crossing points of certain groups of people.

The following groups must show a negative COVID-19 test, to have taken place the latest 72 hours prior to their crossing.

It is noted that random tests will be taking place at the crossing points.

The following groups are allowed to pass.

  1. Turkish Cypriots who work in the south must show a certificate by their employer with their full name and social security number. Copies of these certificates or any electronic proof will be allowed.
  2. Greek Cypriots who are permanent residents at Pyrgos Tilliria and who work in Nicosia. They must also show a certificate by their employer with social security number. Ambulances can pass with no restrictions.
  3. Turkish Cypriot students of schools or academic institutes in the south are allowed to pass via the Ledra Palace checkpoint and will be transferred to their schools by vehicles organized by the schools. Private vehicles will not be allowed to cross. All students must carry a certificate of attendance.
  4. Enclaved or Greek Cypriots and Maronites who reside in the north.
  5. Cypriot citizens who reside in the north and need to visit the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Center, the Institute of Neurology and Genetics or any private and public hospitals . They need to carry a medical certificate by their doctor.
  6. Any other person can pass if permission is given by exemption for humanitarian issues.
The TRNC government in mid March prohibited all crossings from  the south. The prohibition expanded to include the diplomatic corps and members of the UN on April 11.

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