TRNC Ministry of Health Revised COVID-19 Restrictions/Measures 06.05.2021
The following revised Covid-19 measures have been announced by the Health Ministry in accordance with recommendations made by the Higher Committee for Infectious Diseases. The decisions will be valid as of Monday, May 10, 2021.
- The night-time curfew will continue to remain in place from Monday 10.05.2021 to Saturday 15.05.2021 between 9 pm and 5 am.
- A full-day curfew, except to meet essential needs will be in place on Sunday 16.05.2021. Only pharmacies, petrol stations, bakeries (production only) as well as restaurants, patisseries, cafes, taverns offering delivery services will be allowed to operate on the day.
- From 27.05.2021, unless the epidemiological situation changes, a night-time curfew will be in force between 10:30 pm and 5 am throughout the entire week.
- Hotel staff will be allowed to leave hotel premises 48 hours after guests depart on the condition, they test negative for COVID-19.
- Six charter flights will be allowed on 12.05.2021 and four on 13.05.2021 on a one-time basis due to the Ramadan Bairam holiday.
- The operation of playgrounds, luna parks and thematic parks remains suspended for the duration of the Ramadan Bairam holiday.
- Families are urged to minimize family visits during the three-day Ramadan Bairam (holiday) to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Families are advised to limit gatherings to immediate family members.
- Florists will be allowed to open on Sunday 09.05.2021 due to Mother’s Day but will only be accepting online orders to be delivered to households.
- Live music performances at cafes, restaurants, parks and other venues (indoors and outdoors) remains suspended until 27.05.2021 to reduce the amount of time spent by customers at such venues. Live music performances will be allowed to resume as of 27.05.2021 unless the epidemiological situation changes.
- The entry of individuals (except for TRNC citizens) who have visited India, Brazil, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Cameroon in the country is disallowed until further notice due to the rising number of cases in these countries.
- The operation of boat tours will be allowed as of 17.05.2021 at one-third capacity. Crew operating tours are required to undergo PCR testing every seven days and will be required to sign a declaration of consent. Individuals violating the rules will be subject to legal prosecution.
- Internet cafes will be allowed to operate as of 18.05.2021 on the condition that all employees carry out PCR tests until 17.05.2021. A record of contact details of all customers will be kept, and each customer will be allowed to spend a maximum of two hours on a computer.
- All retail stores and sectors which are open will be allowed to operate between 8:30 am and 8 pm.
- Weddings, engagement parties or similar events will be allowed as of 27.05.2021 unless the current epidemiological situation changes.
- The Higher Committee for Infectious Diseases will be reviewing the possibility of allowing fully vaccinated individuals with double negative PCR tests without the need for quarantine on June 10, 2021.