March 28, 2023

We are sharing for readers who are seeking the latest facts and information with the approval of the BRS, news recently provided by the British Residents’ Society to their members.


As of 6th September 2021, people who enter the TRNC by air/sea routes and from outside the island using land border crossings will need to visit the following link (  and apply for an adapass before leaving the TRNC.  (you cannot access this website from outside the TRNC)

On your return to the TRNC you MUST show your Adapass QR code, as well as adhering to the country entry criteria (negative PCR test result for the last 72 hours before the trip).

People who do not add their information to this site and do not receive an OR code will not enter our country

When you log into the site you need to click on the ‘Get AdaPass Code.  This will take you to the registration page.  Once completed you will be provided with an SMS 6-digit verification code which you enter into the box, then you will receive the QR code and AdaPass.  You can then save this as a PDF file. See the website for a FULL explanation of the process.

If your Vaccination Certificate is from the UK, you need to make sure you have this in your possession when entering the TRNC.  The documents will be checked upon arrival, so people must bring them with them. 

Citizens of other countries are required to include valid vaccination cards and/or PCR test results in the section specified in the application.

This application is mandatory for ages 18 and over.


There appears to be a problem with certain clinics who have previously offered these tests Free of Charge.  Apparently, there is a dispute with the Government in relation to Finance and Policy.

Also Belediye clinics have been stopped due to some irregularities.

However, we are aware that the Near East Hospitals are, from 1st September, offering PCR tests for 100TL and Antigen tests for 40TL

Editor’s Note:  Readers wishing to learn more of the British Residents’ Society or registration as a member which can be started online please visit their website – or

5 thoughts on “BRS News: Returning to the TRNC and ADApass requirement

  1. Can anyone help with info on passport renewals? I did my parents last year before Brexit and put cyprus as Country with postcode 99320 and mersin 10 turkey through darling sigorta all was ok . But now passport website won’t accept cyprus and says should be turkey? Can anyone confirm? Ifits turkey then whst documents are needed?

  2. Good afternoon .I’m having great difficulty of how to upload the ada pass as a tourist. I’m trying to upload my vaccine fit to travel the camera comes up but how can I take a picture of it when it’s on my phone.? Totally .There is nothing on line to help either. Many thanks

    1. Hello if we understand you when you go to upload navigate and select the picture of you document and then it should work

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