Statement by the United Nations Spokesperson in Cyprus,18 November 2021
SECRETARY-GENERAL’S GOOD OFFICES MISSION IN CYPRUS
Statement by the United Nations Spokesperson in Cyprus
Nicosia, 18 November 2021 - As per the agreement of the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Ersin Tatar, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, of 2 June, to synchronize the two sides’ respective COVID-19 measures concerning crossings, the Technical Committee on Health has continuously assessed the epidemiological situation. They have also exchanged data on a bi-weekly basis in order to determine the appropriate epidemiological level to be applied at the crossing points, adjusting measures, as appropriate.
Based on the Committees assessment of 18 November 2021, the situation is determined to be at Level 3 (dark red), where the following measures will be applied at all crossings points as of Monday 22 November (9am):
Level 3 (Dark Red):
- Fully vaccinated persons with EMA approved vaccines, as well as the Sinovac, Sinopharm or Sputnik vaccines, may cross with a 7-day negative rapid test or PCR test, as of 14 days after their 2nd dose (1st dose if Johnson & Johnson).
- A 72-hour negative Rapid test or PCR test for unvaccinated persons with the exception of high school students and people residing in Kato Pyrgos who will instead need a 7-day negative Rapid Test or PCR test.