The Cyprus government on Friday announced the special rules that will apply for those groups permitted to move through crossing points as of June 8, but it remains unclear whether the ‘government’ in the north will be following through on the agreement between President Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader.
According to the announcement, following the joint agreement between President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, the Republic is ready to allow the movement through crossing points for the groups agreed on starting from June 8.
All groups must show a negative COVID-19 test, conducted with 72 hours prior to their crossing, the first time they cross. After that, health checks will be conducted at random at crossing points.
Turkish Cypriots who work in the areas controlled by the Cyprus Republic 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.
Greek Cypriots who are permanent residents of Pyrgos Tilliria and who work in Nicosia must also show a certificate by their employer with their social security number. Ambulances can pass with no restrictions.
Turkish Cypriot students of schools or academic institutes in the Republic 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.
Enclaved or Greek Cypriots and Maronites who reside in the north will also be permitted to cross.
Greek 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.
Any other person can pass if permission is given by exemption for humanitarian issues.