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Health Alert: Cyprus (June 17) Available Flights from “TRNC”
June 17, 2020

Location: Cyprus

Event: Health Alert— Available Flights from “TRNC”

For U.S. citizens located in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”): 

Turkish Airlines has announced a series of five flights departing Ercan Airport for Istanbul beginning on Sunday, June 21.  These flights are available for non-Turkish citizens.  The flights depart Ercan at 05:35 and arrive in Istanbul at 07:15.  Travelers must have an onward flight booked in order to board these flights.  Tickets are available at Turkish Airlines’ website: https://www.turkishairlines.com/.  These are not U.S. government-operated flights and the information is provided purely for your information.

Commercial flights may be available from Istanbul directly to the United States or by transiting Frankfurt or London.  Travelers are advised to monitor airlines’ websites for available flights as well as the U.S. Embassy Turkey’s COVID-19 webpage, which lists possible flights for repatriation via Istanbul and requirements for transiting Turkey:


Travelers should also update their STEP enrollment to include Turkey and other countries of transit in order to receive travel alerts, including information on available flights.  Visit https://step.state.gov.

The U.S. Embassy Turkey indicates the following flights may be available for those seeking to repatriate directly from Istanbul (all flights are subject to change or cancellation so monitor airline websites):

June 22: Istanbul (IST) to Miami (MIA); TK 77 (departs IST at 18:20)

June 24 Istanbul (IST) to Los Angeles (LAX); TK 9 (departs IST at 13:10)

All travelers are advised to email ACS_Istanbul@state.gov and ACSNicosia@state.gov if they book a ticket on these flights.

Information on requirements at Istanbul Airport are found here:  https://www.istairport.com/en/covid19

The area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) has announced that travelers from abroad will be allowed to enter beginning Wednesday, July 1.

For details on entry restrictions for both ROC and “TRNC”, please visit our COVID-19 webpage:


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