Can I travel to North Cyprus at the moment?
We get asked a lot about the current North Cyprus travel requirements. Whilst we can try to assist in answering queries, the situation does change regularly, thankfully more recently in a more positive relaxation of restrictions, so to help, read further for information and government websites which will help navigate what is still a very moveable situation. Please note that this article, was published on 30th April 2021, so please refer to the websites below for current information.
Depending on your departure country, government-appointed hotel quarantine is compulsory for either 10 or 14 days. Those travelling from the UK are subject to 14 days at the moment and you must be a permit holder, either resident or work. Those over the age of 70 and families with children under the age of 12 are permitted to do home quarantine but must agree to wear a tracked wristband which is monitored until the end of the specified time.
Information available to everyone
For further information on travelling into North Cyprus and the requirements necessary to be completed prior to travel we recommend that you refer to the following websites, which are very helpful and will clearly explain what you need to do :
Government civil aviation information – this refers to travel notifications
Home Quarantine Requirements – which includes payment and downloading of the Stay Safe app to phones.
Current restrictions within North Cyprus – further information on internal restrictions and curfews in North Cyprus
We are pleased to say, that despite these restrictions, North Cyprus is continually updating its information and in some areas, relaxing, requirements, both coming into the country and once in the country.
Information is readily available for everyone, and the country aims to open up further for tourism from May onwards. Keep an eye on these websites to remain updated on the situation.
As the UK has made it illegal for people to travel for holiday until at least May 17th, tourists may have to wait just a little longer. The UK has, however, provided a list of acceptable reasons to travel abroad, and one of those is for moving or purchasing abroad. We have had several enquiries from potential investors who are willing to remain in quarantine, as required on arrival, and then conclude their property purchase.
North Cyprus continues to improve
The vaccination programme in North Cyprus is also continuing and, at the time of writing, has started the over 50 age group, so there is the confidence that the effects of the pandemic in North Cyprus will continue to be limited.
We can’t wait to welcome all of you to North Cyprus in the near future!
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