TRNC - Rules
PCR Tests & Fast Antigen Testing
Free Antigen Tests are available at private laboratories who are participating the scheme.
To register for a free antigen test, go to the main page of the Ministry of Health website, www.saglik.gov.ct.tr and click on the ‘Hizlı antijen test başvuru ve sonuç takibi” (Fast antigen test application and results tracking) application.
On the next screen click on HIZLI ANTİJEN TEST ONLINE BAȘVURU
Complete the application form, see below:
You will then be sent a 6 digit Username and 6 digit password (the password is no case sensitive)
Enter these into the system and you will enter a screen with a message at the top in Red text on a yellow background which translates as:
Go to the laboratory centre below with you identity card or passport. You must go within 3 days of the rapid antigen test application date. To receive the rapid antigen test result as a pdf document, login to http://covid-19.gov.ct.tr/
The laboratory address and telephone number are given at the bottom of the screen.
Once you have completed the test, the results will be available very soon afterwards and can be downloaded from
http://covid-19.gov.ct.tr or by accessing the application via the Health Ministry’s main page and clicking on ‘Hizlı antijen test başvuru ve sonuç takibi” (Fast antigen test application and results tracking) application.
After clicking on the application you will see a second screen, this time choose HIZLI ANTİJEN TEST SONUÇ TAKİBİ (Fast antigen test results tracking).
PCR / Antigen Tests Locations
Antigen tests are free of charge for
Persons vaccinated with a double dose
People who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months
People who have had a single dose of vaccine after suffering from Covid-19 disease
Those under the age of 18 (under the age of 6 at the request of the family )
Persons who document they cannot be vaccinated due to a health problem
Social assistance recipients
PCR tests will be free of charge for
people with symptoms,
people in contact with a Covid-19 case, and
people who are under Covid-19 case follow-up.
Persons who meet the free antigen test criteria can book a test at the participating laboratories by registering for free Antigen tests at https://basvuru.lab.gov.ct.tr and selecting their preferred testing location
In addition, the relevant places will help those who cannot take action.
Unvaccinated people who do not comply with the above criteria can have tests at the participating laboratories and pharmacies, prices will be as determined by the Ministry of Finance. People must register at https://basvuru.lab.gov.ct.tr and select their preferred testing location.
Addresses and working hours of all laboratories and pharmacies included in the system are available at the address where the application is made.
Source: Saglık Bakanlıǧı press release 9.9.2021
Stay Safe Application (Güvende Kal)
It is planned to integrate the TRNC Covid-19 digital systems in the European Union and Turkey Covid-19 systems by 1st July. The TRNC system will be integrated with the EU’s Green Pass and Turkey's e-pulse and HES code applications. This will enable citizens to travel abroad more easily and people entering the country will be able to register simply and without waiting.
He reported that the Stay Safe (Güvende Kal) application and wristband tracking solution was working well and had enabled many more people to come to the country. There are now sufficient bracelets for every passenger entering the country and inter-working between institutions, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Tourism, Ministry, Transport and Police Directorate, is working well.
Guidance on what to do if you have Covid 19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with suspected of having Covid -19. Read more here
Sources: TRNC Ministry of Health, KKTC Resmi Gazete
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