Passports & Visas

Entry Requirements
Citizens of the European Union (EU) countries, as well as of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may enter Cyprus with their national identity card, provided there is a photograph.

A passport is required by all travellers, except for holders of:

  • Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations.
  • Document issued to stateless persons and recognised refugees.

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus refuses admission to:
Holders of ‘passports’ issued illegally by the secessionist entity, the so-called ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (TRNC).

A list of countries requiring a Visa to enter Cyprus can be found on the webpage . For detailed information on Visa Application Procedure and Documents Required please contact:
Consular Department, Lefkosia (Nicosia)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus
Presidential Palace Avenue
1447 Lefkosia
Tel: (+357) 22 651 000
Fax: (+357) 22 661 881
Email: / (general information)

Entry Regulations
Entry regulations apply only to the areas controlled by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. Any entry into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus via any other port or airport in the Turkish-occupied areas of Cyprus is illegal, and travellers doing so may face legal consequences. Therefore you are urged to travel via the recognised ports of entry (Larnaka and Pafos International Airports / seaports of Lemesos (Limassol), Larnaka (Larnaca), Pafos (Paphos) and Latsi).

Traveller Advice Regarding the Turkish Occupied Areas of the Republic of Cyprus
The Government of the Republic of Cyprus is the only recognised Government on the island; a member of the EU since May 01, 2004, as well as a member of the UN and other International Organisations.

As a result of the Turkish military presence and occupation, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus is not in a position to exercise control over the occupied areas of the Republic. The so-called ‘TRNC’ has been condemned and declared as both illegal and invalid by the whole of the International Community through Security Council Resolutions 541/83 and 550/84. With the sole exception of Turkey, no state in the world or International Organisation recognises the secessionist entity.

Cyprus Embassies Abroad and Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Cyprus
Detailed information concerning Cyprus Embassies and High Commissions abroad can be obtained by visiting the

Detailed information concerning Foreign Diplomatic Missions of other countries in Cyprus can be obtained by visiting the

Travelling With a Pet
If you are coming from an EU Member State, you are allowed to bring your pets to Cyprus, provided they possess either a passport or an Animal Health Certificate. For travellers with pets coming from a non-EU country, you will also need a Vaccination Certificate (especially showing vaccination against rabies).

The following breeds of dog are not allowed into the Republic of Cyprus regardless of their country of origin:

  • American Pitbull Terrier; Pitbull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa; Tosa Inu
  • Dogo Argentino; Argentinian Mastiff
  • Fila Brasileiro; Brazilian Mastiff

Please also note the following:

  • Animals should be transported in cages made in accordance to IATA specifications.
  • Animals and their accompanying documents are inspected on arrival by the Veterinary Officer or by the duty Customs Officer acting on behalf of the Veterinary Services.
  • Animals that fulfil the relevant veterinary provisions will be allowed to enter without being subject to quarantine.
  • The Veterinary Officer in charge decides on the basis of the relevant veterinary provisions whether the animal will be quarantined or not.
  • The date, time of arrival and flight number of the aircraft or the name of the vessel with which the animal is due to arrive in Cyprus must be communicated to the District Veterinary Officer at the point of entry, 48 hours prior to arrival.

For more detailed information regarding traveling to Cyprus with a pet, visit the webpage:

Customs Formalities and Facilities
More information in custom formalities and facilities can be found:

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