Cyprus: Nine controlled crossing points reopen after 15 months

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Fifteen months after their closure, the total of nine controlled crossing points in Cyprus. An agreement between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Technical Committees, approved by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, preceded its reopening. Nikos Anastasiadis and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot side, Ersin Tatar.

A statement from the Ministry of Interior of Cyprus, cited by AMPE, states that it is mandatory to present a negative result of antigen test or PCR test, which will be valid for 7 days, in printed form and in a language understood by the other community, including English, with regard to the name of the person passing by, together with an identity number or passport.

The same announcement clarifies that the right to move have:

  • All Cypriot (EC and TC) citizens and members of their families.
  • European citizens and members of their families who are third-country nationals, provided they are accompanied by an EU citizen.
  • Citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) and members of their families holding Republic residence permits.
  • Third-country nationals holding residence permits in the Republic.
  • Third-country nationals holding a Cypriot visa (90 days).
  • Third-country nationals on the visa-free list (90 days) (including UK nationals who do not hold Republic residence permits).
  • Third-country nationals holding residence permits in other Member States (90 days).
  • Third-country nationals holding Schengen visas, double and multiple (90 days).

All minors over 12 years of age should have a negative antigen test or PCR test.

The Technical Health Committee will assess the epidemiological situation at the roadblocks every 15 days and, depending on the cases, the traffic policy will be adjusted.

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