The government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) yesterday morning opened 9 border posts with the Greek Cypriot administration, as part of the initiative decisions, at crossings without quarantine subject to the PCR test carried out the week last. At the Lokmacı border post, the pedestrian crossing point connecting the Turkish and Greek bazaars in the capital Nicosia, Turkish traders greeted visitors with banners and red carpets that read “Welcome” in Turkish, Greek and English.
61 Greeks and 93 people entered the TRNC in the first 3 hours from the Lokmacı border post, closed for a year and a half due to the epidemic, and 84 people crossed to the Greek side. The city authorities have lifted the red carpets that have been laid on the backlash. Traders offered bites to tourists coming from the Greek side. Lokmacı Gate takes its name from the Lokmacı located in the region before 1974.
AT THE DOOR OF TATAR METEHAN
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TRNC President Ersin Tatar, who made the joint decision with Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiadis to open the gates, traveled to the Metehan border post in Nicosia, where vehicle crossings are being made with the party Greek.
THE QUARANTINE TO TURKEY: DOUBLE VACCINE DOUBLE TEST CONDITION …
The 10-day quarantine applied to those coming from Turkey in TRNC has been lifted on condition that those who were doubly vaccinated yesterday, under the condition of a double PCR test, one requested at boarding and the other at arrival in the TRNC. A 10-day quarantine continues for those who do not have a double vaccination. An electronic bracelet and 5-day no-quarantine entry practice for those who are not vaccinated, known as closed-circuit tourism, continue, provided they do not leave the hotel. The TRNC government will update the entry rules based on the number of cases in Turkey, which is in the amber box.