The requirement for Turkish Cypriots working, studying or receiving medical treatment in the South to undergo PCR testing every 15 days has been lifted, it was announced on Monday.
The decision published in the Official Gazette was based on a recommendation made by the High Committee for Contagious Diseases on July 23.
It said that “the requirement for those working, studying and receiving treatment in the South to be tested every 15 days has been lifted after it emerged that no positive cases were detected in PCR tests carried out on those crossing back and forth to South Cyprus. Accordingly, those crossing into South Cyprus for the purpose of work, study or medical treatment will only be required a negative PCR test the first time they cross.”
The decision also added that randomized tests could be carried out to those crossing at the checkpoints if required.