BORDERS ARE REOPENING

The Turkish Cypriot side is ready to reopen the crossing points on Monday under specific conditions, ‘prime minister Ersan Saner was quoted as saying on Sunday.

“From May 31, 2021, we will accept into our country every citizen of the Greek Cypriot side who will have a PCR or antigen test no more than three days old,” Saner said, calling on President Nicos Anastasiades to facilitate the re-openings. ‘We expect him to take measures in this matter if he finds it appropriate to take a step in this direction,” Saner added. He said the Turkish Cypriot side has no hesitation in opening up but they want all of the crossings to reopen.

The Turkish Cypriot side is ready to reopen the crossing points on Monday under specific conditions

Postings on social media by a Turkish Cypriot member of Unite Cyprus Now, on Sunday, said their information was that the Turkish Cypriot side was going to take a unilateral decision to re-open the crossings and accept PCR and rapid tests. However, the big question was would the Ledra pedestrian crossing, which is closed on the Greek Cypriot side, be opened and would the authorities in the government-controlled areas accept the PCR and rapid tests from people crossing from the north.