Admission and Transit Restrictions
Entry regulations are only applicable to the areas controlled by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.
A passport is compulsory for all travellers, except for holders of: Laissez-Passer issued by the UN.
Documents issued to stateless persons and recognized refugees.
Further to the aforementioned, EU citizens, as well as of those of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway, may enter Cyprus with their national ID card, provided a photograph is provided.
The Government of the Republic of Cyprus will refuse admission to:
Holders of “passports” issued illegally by the internationally unrecognized secessionist entity, the so-called ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (TRNC).
A list of countries which require a Visa to enter Cyprus are listed on the webpage:
For those wishing to find employment in Cyprus, the issue of an employment permit by the Civil Archive and Migration Office is required, therefore no visa is required in order to travel to Cyprus.
For detailed information on Visa Application Procedure and Documents required please contact:
The Consular Department,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus,
Presidential Palace Avenue,
Tel: (+357) 22406800 / (+357) 22651113
Fax: (+357) 22661881 / (+357) 22665313 / (+357) 22665778
Traveller Advice Regarding the Turkish Occupied Areas of the Republic of Cyprus
The island of Cyprus lies at the North-Eastern end of the Mediterranean basin. It is the third largest island in the region, with an area of 3,572 square miles.
The latitude of the island is 34° 33’-35° 34’ North, and its longitude 32° 16’ – 34° 37’ East.
The Population is: 946,000 (taken in 2013) and consists of:
72%: Greek Cypriots (690,900)
9.6%: Turkish Cypriots (91,000)
17.6%: Foreign residents (167,100)
Note: Prior to the Turkish invasion (July-August 1974), the two communities lived together (4 Greek Cypriots to 1 Turkish Cypriot), in all six administrative districts of the island. Since the invasion, more than 58,000 Turkish Cypriots living in the occupied area (the northern part of the island) have emigrated, meaning that today, they constitute less than 10% of the population of Cyprus as compared to 18% before July 1974.
Detailed information concerning Cyprus Embassies and High Commissions abroad can be found here:
Detailed information concerning foreign diplomatic missions of other countries in Cyprus can be found here: