TRNC Higher Committee for Infectious Disease cancels home quarantine for travellers

The TRNC Higher Committee for Infectious Disease has announced new measures and decisions.
From Tuesday, March 1, 2022, PCR or Antigen tests will not be required from fully vaccinated people when entering the country.
***Fully vaccinated persons include those who have had their double dose, single dose for Johnson in the last 14 days while those whose last vaccine shot (second dose) has exceed 270 days will be required to take a booster shot.
Unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated persons will be able to enter the country, provided that they do PCR 72 hours before or antigen 24 hours before traveling, but they will have to repeat the test 72-120 hours after entry.
As of March 1, fully vaccinated sector workers will not have to have weekly antigen tests, except for school/special education, nursing home/nursing home and prison workers.
Those who are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated will continue to perform antigen tests every 72 hours.
Country entering rules from March, 1 is as follows;
Vaccinated or positive;

-No quarantine

-Provide pre-trip Negative PCR done in the last 72 hours or a negative Antigen result done in the last 24 hours.
-PCR test will be done within 72-120 hours of entry into the country

Vaccinated Person

Must have completed the vaccination program with 2 Doses of the following vaccines and 14 days after the 1st dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen / Johnson and Johnson.

    COMIRNATY (Pfizer/Biontech): 2 DOSES
    VAXZEVRIA (Astrazeneca/Oxford): 2 DOSES
    COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen / Johnson and Johnson: 1 DOSAGE
    COVISHIED (Astrazeneca/Oxford): 2 DOSES

If anyone receive two different doses of the vaccines mentioned above, they will also be considered as vaccinated

Persons who have had Covid-19 disease and have received 1 dose of vaccine will be considered as vaccinated.  

Person who has had the disease and submit a positive PCR test result up to 180 days before travel, will be considered as vaccinated persons.

Children under the age of 18 will be able to enter the country in accordance with the PCR test rules (children over 6 years old) according to the country category they came from with their parents who have been vaccinated and have had the disease in the above definition.

Passengers will be evaluated according to the country in the highest risk group among the countries they have set foot/ been in in the last 10 days.

Everyone who will come to the country from outside the island must create a Digital Travel Document from the Stay Safe Application or the TRNC entry form section of the website within the last 72 hours before the trip .

To create the digital travel document:
-Those who have a smart device are required to download the Stay Safe application from the Apple Store or Android Market to their smart devices and create the Digital Travel Document from the "TRNC Entry Form" step in the application.

-Those who do not have a smart device are required to fill out the Digital Travel Document at They will have the completed form with them digitally or as a printout. 
When creating a digital travel document, people who will enter the country must record their vaccination documents and negative PCR results valid for the last 72 hours before the trip by using their device's cameras, by scanning the QR on the vaccination documents and PCR test results with the QR reader in the application. 
Persons under the age of 6 will not be able to create a Digital Travel document since they do not have to test for Covid-19 upon entering the country.

Passengers who do not fill in the "TRNC Entry Form" through the Stay Safe application or the website and do not create a Digital Travel Document QR code will not be able to enter the TRNC.

Within the digital travel document, citizens of the Republic of Turkey can automatically upload their digital vaccination documents and PCR test results into the form by entering their HES codes.

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