BRS News of Lefkosa and Girne Lockdown revised, Travel permission
We are sharing for readers who are seeking the latest facts and information news recently provided by the British Residents’ Society
CLOSURE OF KYRENIA (GIRNE) AND NICOSIA (LEFKOSA) DISTRICTS
PERMISSION TO TRAVEL
As usual there is confusion regarding what can and cannot be permitted in the Districts of GIRNE(KYRENIA) and LEFKOSA(NICOSIA) during this period of ‘lockdown’. Apart from going to the businesses that are specified as ‘essential’ (food shops, bakeries, pharmacies, petrol stations etc) we are being asked whether permission is required to undertake other activities.
We are currently trying to get clarification from the Government relating to these questions. We are aware that if you are attending appointments inside your District (GIRNE or LEFKOSA) there should be not be a problem. However, should you need to leave either of the two Districts then you will need permission. In those cases please log on to the following website and apply for permission to travel.
Sokaga Çikis Izni Basvurusu / Travel Permit Application (ct.tr)
If your application is approved then you will receive an SMS containing a QR code, which will enable the relevant authorities, i.e. Police to check the authenticity of the approval through the QR Code, at any checkpoint.
FROM PREVIOUS POSTING
Following the continued increase in Covid-19 cases in the Districts of Girne and Lefkosa the following decisions were made.
ALL WORKPLACES IN THESE REGIONS WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 27th JANUARY (00.01am) and 10th FEBRUARY (23.59pm)
NO-ONE, (with certain exceptions) WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER OR LEAVE THE TWO DISTRICTS.
YOU SHOULD ONLY LEAVE YOUR HOMES IN ORDER TO VISIT, FOOD SHOPS, BAKERIES, CHEMISTS, MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS, BANK OR PETROL STATIONS WITHIN THIS PERIOD. RESTAURANTS CAN ONLY PROVIDE A TAKE-AWAY SERVICE.
These restrictions will be reviewed on 2nd February.
INCREASED PERIOD OF CURFEW (TRNC wide)
The current curfew period has been extended. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE OUT OF YOUR HOME BETWEEN 20.00pm UNTIL 05.00am. (Without specific reasons and permissions). This has also been extended until 1st FEBRUARY.
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